We already knew a few months ago that there would be a big war on the small screen in September, because at the same time fans of fantasy series based on books would have to split up.
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Will Rings of Power be able to answer ‘Home of the Dragon’
At the end of August, HBO began to release the episodes of “House of the Dragon” (House of the Dragon), and from the beginning of September, Amazon did the same with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The second one was perhaps a little more expected, because it is currently the most expensive series in history. And when so many millions have been spent on him, expectations are bound to be high. But not all fans like what they saw.
Amazon has released the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and the first reviews are now available. However, it turns out that there is a known problem. We understand from The Hollywood Reporter that an interesting phenomenon is occurring on Rotten Tomatoes, where both critics and viewers give their ratings.
The series has been flooded with low ratings and bad reviews. At the time of writing, the series has a critical rating of 84%, with most reviews optimistic about the revival of Tolkien’s world.
But the problem is in the rating from the fans, because it is only 39%. But that doesn’t mean that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power isn’t worth it, it’s that a group of people decided to purposefully leave low ratings because they see some cultural or perhaps political issue that they think is important.
The same fate befell She-Hulk: Attorney at Law a few days ago. The Marvel series has also been targeted with negative comments and currently has a 50% rating.
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What to expect from The Rings of Power
In order to avoid such a development on its own platform, Amazon Prime Video does not currently show the rating of the series. To make sure every review left is genuine. But this is not an approach used only for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, but for all of their films and series.