- Sep 23, 2017
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Yeah, I can't say I'm going to lose much sleep over it. Television/Film adaptations of beloved novels, comics, whatever are almost always short of the mark, no matter how much money or director talent they throw at them. Even highly praised stuff like Jackson's LotR movies failed to adequately capture some of the tone of the books. Game of Thrones couldn't stick the landing, Dune on SciFi channel, etc. At least with this I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything, and I don't have to worry about some cynical cash grab sullying the images formed by my mind's eye.eh, a TV show "based on" (*cough*) some notes Tolkien wrote on a napkin isn't something I needed or wanted to begin witth, I'm fine ignoring its existence.
The animated Earthsea?I'm going to give it a shot and watch an episode. Whether or not it's 'real' lotr isn't a big deal to me, just whether it's entertaining. The other side of the coin is, if it doesn't grab me, I'm not going to watch it out of misplaced loyalty.
By the gods, I hope it's at least better than Earthsea.
I watched the first episode of The Rings of Power. I actually liked it quite a bit. The acting is fine, the plot is going along as expected but it looks great. It looks better than the Hobbit movies, IMO.
My friend has watched it and says it looks gorgeous but may as well not be Middle-earth; its just generic fantasy with just some names taken from Tolkien's work. I've no intention of watching as it deviates so far from Tolkien's lore that I have no interest in the show; although I do wish useless hacks would create their own stuff rather than shit on other peoples' stuff but then its the estate to blame for letting them buy it. Tolkien and his son, Christopher, would hate it though. Christopher really didn't like Jackson's films either and I agreed with him on that.
That's kind of my point. Like I said elsewhere, I am all for creative reimagining of a classic tale and deviation from canon if there's a payoff but so far Rings of Power is quite a slog to get through! I feel like the creators are stretching two hours of content into an entire season. I don't watch a lot of television so I admit that maybe I am an old man yelling at clouds; for all I know, glacially slow pacing and an abundance of pointless "filler" is normal because people are constantly recommending painfully slow and uneventful shows to me.Well, how could you make both exciting and true to the original? The Silmarillion and all the histories are quite a slog to get through.
Is her noble “obstinacy” portrayed as a merit or a flaw?I like the RoP characterization of Galadriel. Her downfall is that she is Elven royalty and somewhat obstinate sometimes, but I think she is starting to learn to adapt to her surroundings. And in some ways you can't blame her, as she is treated as special when the folk of Numinore find that she is one of The Noldor.
So far, no wire-fu. Though combat hasn't been the focus.Is her noble “obstinacy” portrayed as a merit or a flaw?
Also is there a lot of Hobbit trilogy “Legolas” moments of crazy cgi wire-fu? I hated that stuff.
So far, no wire-fu. Though combat hasn't been the focus.
Except for Guyladriel leaping from off a sword someone was holding and cavorting around the troll. Genuinely surprised coins and a few hearts didn't appear when she killed it. There there was the wire-fu with the other elf character and the warg but not sure if that's been in the show yet as I haven't watched it.