"The Rings of Power" Is the Summary of All Tolkien's Annotation With Unfinished Tales to The Children of Hurin
Amazon Prime Video give its new series title The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. That is way we think the series is related to the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings as we seen on big screen.
|The Rings of Power series from Twitter @LOTRonPrime|
This series is not directly based on The Lord of the Rings book. It is creates from Tolkien other books named The Silmarillian and Unfinished Tales. What we watch in the Rings of Power is the story of people in Southlands who lives in Second Age after big war between Sauron and human-elf alliance.
That war make Sauron disappeared, but none knows whether Sauron is hiding or dead during his missing. Sauron is the most capable servant of Morgoth the Dark Lord.
Some of Southlands was loyal to Morgoth while others loyal to the Elves. Southlands people who loyal to Morgoth is now face the scary due to emergence of Orc in their village.
They become slaves for Orc and Orc obey to Adar. Who is Adar? Adar is mentioned in episode 3, but only his name instead of his appearance.
Thus, in Rings of Power, we did not see Gandalf, Frodo, even Galadriel became so valorous while Elrond looks cute. It was disappointing for Tolkien fans as they want to see more action, pain alongside happiness.
|The mighty Galadriel (source: Mashable)|
For that matter, if we're really a Tolkien's fan, we might then know the made by the linkage between The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's books and annotation of the First Age and Second Ages and the rise of the Elves also Sauron.
The Rings of Power series is now aired with three episodes running. Here are the reasons why we should never compared Rings of Power with The Lord of the Rings movies.
1. Not Created Only From The Lord of the Rings
Although its named with similar The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power is created based on the linkage between books The Silmarillian, Unfinished Tales, and The Lord of the Rings. So we will see many characters who are not seen in The Lord of the Rings, but appears in Rings of Power.
However, according to Screenrant, there are characters create only for the series, those including Arondir the elf and Bronwyn from Southlands.
|Arondir and Bronwyn in Tirharad, one of Southlands part (source: Amazon Prime Video)|
2. No Hobbit But Harfoot
We won't see Frodo, Samwise, Pippin, and Merry in the whole series because they're Hobbit. What we see in the series is Harfoot named Nori, Poppy, Marigold, or Sadow Burrows.
Depending on Tolkien's annotation, Harfoot is one of three hobbit type which are Harfoot, Stoor, and Fallohide.
Even though we know Frodo dan Sam are hobbit, but they actually a Fallohide which is bigger than Harfoot and Stoor with less hair on their foot.
Hence, we will see Harfoot as long as Rings of Power airing, not Hobbit.
3. No Gandalf
Gandalf is one of our hero in The Lord of the Rings, but unfortunately, Gandalf is not appear yet in the three first episodes. Gandalf is one of the Maiar, a spirit that chose human body to exist. They're most like angel, but without wings.
We hope Gandalf is coming to the series. Or he will not?
4. The Plot is Slow
As we can see, the two episodes ran slow so we get bored to it. However, the slow plot clearly is familiarize characters rage diversity, especially those are new.
That boringness fade when the series get into episode three. Arondir meet another elf in Southlands while the villager become slaves to Orc.
The appearance of Orc show us that we are going to meet more action in the next episodes. Hope so.
Other than that, I seriously think that The Rings of Power is worth watching with beautiful scenery, handsome elves, brave Harfoots, and gently gentlemen.