On September 2, the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premiered on Amazon Prime Video. The episodes were shown in 240 countries. Analysts reported that the launch of the series was the most successful in the 15-year history of Amazon. The show was watched by more than 25 million viewers on the first day. This is reported by the publication Deadline.
Earlier, a series of scandals broke out around the premiere of the new series of The Lord of the Rings. Viewers did not like the first episodes of the show so much that many negative reviews on IMDb were removed due to the project’s rating downgrades.
Also, on the Amazon digital platform, the ability to rate the series was frozen for 72 hours after the premiere of “The Rings of Power”. The management of the portal explained this as a “fight against trolls.” The project is currently rated 6.8 on IMDb and has a User Rating of 1.9 on Metacritic.
The duration of each of the first two episodes of “The Rings of Power” was just over an hour. The director at the start of the first season was Juan Antonio Bayona, who worked on the films “Shelter” and “Jurassic World 2”.
The first season of “The Rings of Power” will consist of eight episodes, and the premiere of the finale will take place on October 14. Viewers have already appreciated the start of a large-scale show and were disappointed with the pace of narration and the lack of balance in showing characters on the screen.
The plot of the Amazon series will tell about the events that took place a thousand years before “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy by Peter Jackson. The screenwriters will show the rise of Sauron, the creation of “The Rings of Power”, the heyday of Numenor, and The Last Alliance of Elves and Men. The action of the new project takes place 1000 years before Frodo’s journey.