The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime)

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Seems like a show that didn't need making to me. Big LOTR fan, both books and films, but not fussed with a prequel show much at all. Same with the GOT prequel, just dont care.

Conversely I'm the opposite opinion - if they actually go to the trouble of making a compelling, epic with a decent story line and attention to detail. There is a ton of interesting background material for the LOTR universe.

As per someone's comment on the title reveal trailer - a show like this is either going to be a masterpiece or a train-wreck - there is little room for a middle ground.
 
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500 million dollar budget and yet the biggest name I can see attached to it is Lenny Henry..Also worth noting that Tom Shippey left the project very early on.

I don't think it will be any good.
 
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Amazon produced stuff seems to generally be a mixture of hit or miss with mostly miss, hoping this will be a hit as there's a lot of interesting lore these prequels could cover and lead upto the time of Lotr trilogy, the hobbit set the bar low so hopefully it will be better
 
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500 million dollar budget and yet the biggest name I can see attached to it is Lenny Henry..Also worth noting that Tom Shippey left the project very early on.

I don't think it will be any good.
Lenny Henry? You’ve got to be ****ing me, I can’t stand him!

Hopefully they won’t make a mess of this like Wheel of Time.
 
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Surely this can't be any worse than the abysmal Hobbit trilogy? Can it? Actually, with the way things are going of late, it possibly could be :(

My hopes are not high, but I'll keep an eye on the reviews just in case as I'd love it to be good.
 
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