Elon Musk DETONS ‘The Rings of Power’ and Says “Tolkien Is Turning Over in His Grave”
The long-awaited series’The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Mightr’ arrived on Prime Video last week and already had the biggest debut in the history of the platform, but the billionaire Elon Musk seems to have hated the production.
The subject made very negative comments about the series on his Twitter account, the social network against which he lives a legal battle, where he said this Monday: “Tolkien is turning in his grave”.
“Almost every male character so far is a coward, an idiot, or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and likeable,” said the billionaire. As we can see in the post below:
Tolkien is turning in his grave
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2022
It is worth noting that Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, commented on this success in revealing the audience, something that Amazon never does with its productions. Check out:
“In some ways it makes sense that Tolkien’s stories — among the most popular of all time and what many consider the origins of the fantasy genre — brought us to this proud moment. I am grateful to the Tolkien Estate — and our showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew — for their tireless collaborative efforts and endless creative energy. And it’s the tens of millions of fans watching — as passionate about Middle-earth as we are — that we measure success.”
Remember the trailer:
The new epic drama brings to the screen for the first time the legendary story of the Second Age of Middle-earth from JRR Tolkien. Starting in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil on Earth- average.
“This is a title that we imagined could be on the spine of a book alongside other JRR Tolkien classics. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: The Forge of the Rings, the Rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.” said the showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen — but before there was the One, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.”
The main cast consists of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
It is worth remembering that the production has already been renewed for the 2nd season.
The novel trilogy by Tolkien was originally adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2003, winning 17 Oscar statuettes, including the Best Director award for Peter Jackson and Best Film in 2004 for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. Later, the franchise also gained a prequel trilogy entitled ‘The Hobbit’.
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