'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Fans stunned after Amazon fantasy series 'exceeds all expectations'

Fans were in awe of Amazon's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' series and didn't shy away from sharing their reactions

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Fans stunned after Amazon fantasy series 'exceeds all expectations'
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
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The day has finally arrived and Amazon Prime Video is taking everyone on an adventure. The streaming platform has finally aired the first two episodes of the highly anticipated series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ and they are everything that you've been hoping for. During the premiere, we get introduced to several characters that are an integral part of the entire journey.

Characters like Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker), Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh), Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova), Durin IV (Owain Arthur) and more are featured in the first two episodes and give viewers a perspective about what the tribes are doing after the War of Wrath. Even though the war is over, Galadriel feels that Sauron is still lurking out there and will return to take back Middle Earth. However, her voyage to find the dark lord fails and she returns. As soon as she returns, she is sent to Valinor for the extraordinary work she has done for the region.

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A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

Meanwhile, the other tribes of Middle Earth have also started to experience some really drastic changes. Orcs have started showing up and a stranger from outer space has landed on Middle Earth. There’s a lot to unpack and fans absolutely love how detailed the premiere was. JRR Tolkien was all about world-building and the Amazon series stays true to that aspect.

As soon as the show premiered on Prime Video, fans bombarded social media with extraordinary reactions and praised the show for its cinematography, story, acting, and visual effects. One fan wrote, “#RingsOfPower Episode 1 does what it needs to. Builds intrigue to an existing story as well as just enough nostalgia to keep LOTR fans happy and hooked. Even though we know where it’s eventually going to go, it’s still an enjoyable ride (thus far).” Another fan tweeted, “Holy shit man this is amazing. All that budget is being put to the best use. Good world-building so far and like the characters, can't wait for more.” Another social media user wrote, “#RingsOfPower is perfect and is the same middle earth we know and love. I'm so happy.” Another ‘LOTR’ fan wrote, “#RingsOfPower is amazing, beautiful, everything.”

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“The #RingsOfPower is so clearly made by people who know and love Middle Earth and after several years of mid-ass Star Wars and Marvel stuff it makes me almost cry a little seeing a story so dearly important to me treated right,” tweeted another user. “I loved the way they built up the story. It is going to be a great show,” said another fan. “#RingsOfPower is awesome! So long since we’ve seen anything LOTR!! LFG!!” wrote another fan.

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Another social media user wrote, “Absolutely amazing! First two episodes exceeded all my expectations! Can't wait for more!” Another fan tweeted, “Holy shit #TheRingsOfPower is so good. I've never been so glad to be wrong about something.”

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There have been a lot of negative perceptions about the series since the beginning and even before watching a single frame of the show, a certain section labeled it a disaster. However, fans have spoken and they are absolutely loving the Middle Earth’s return to the screen. We hope that the show continues to keep us at the edge of our seats.

Galadriel mourns the loss of Finrod (Amazon Studios)
Galadriel mourns the loss of Finrod (Amazon Studios)

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ will return to Amazon Prime Video with a new episode every Friday at 12 am EST.

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