Amazon’s ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Series Hits Rotten Tomatoes With Positive Reviews

What's the verdict on Amazon's big gamble?

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power

Reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are arriving on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its premiere on Thursday night.

To say that Amazon has a lot riding on their new Lord of the Rings series would be an estimate with the show’s record-breaking budget. The Rings of Power will finally make its debut on Prime Video Thursday night with two episodes.

Social media reactions to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power were quick to point out the show’s cinematic scale and huge ensemble. There’s been some controversy surrounding the series leading up to its release with Tolkien purists hesitant about the show’s adaptation of the Second Age.

What’s the Consensus?

Full reviews for the upcoming series have now been released, which means the show is generating a Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. The Rings of Power currently has 116 reviews and is sitting at an 83%.

Here is the synopsis for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:

“This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

Amazon Studios is producing The Rings of Power in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are serving as showrunners and executive producers on the series.

The ensemble for the show consists of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 1st on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.