Watch The Lord Of The Rings The Rings Of Power ...
Taking place during Middle-earth's Second Age, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power begins with the reemergence of a great evil known as Sauron. While many believe they have entered an age of peace, twenty rings of power are forged in an attempt to corrupt the minds of men, dwarves and elves. The Amazon Studios adaptation condenses many stories from Tolkien's original works into a shorter timeframe.
Watch The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power ...
As one of the most expensive TV shows of all time, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is Amazon Studio's most ambitious production. The TV show's subtitle, The Rings of Power, refers to the magical rings forged as part of a devious trick. The rings of power are twenty magical rings forged in the Second Age, created in an attempt to corrupt the most powerful rulers of Middle-earth.
Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series quickly became one of the streaming service's more popular series. Though the show doesn't directly follow the plot of a particular novel, it builds off the work of JRR Tolkien. Starting with Tolkien's established fan base could only help the show as it brings fans into Middle-earth. But The Rings of Power is not the first time people have entered the fictional world through the screen. Tolkien's works have been adapted many times, but the most famous is Peter Jackson's film series. The Rings of Power introduces many characters who appear in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, but the show isn't directly connected to the films. Though the show seems to have aimed for a similar look to the films, it has a different creative team and is not officially tied to any previous interpretation of Middle-earth. Yet, as both are adapted from the same source material, the two stories fit together fairly well. It's easy to imagine them being in the same world. With The Rings of Power taking place long before the events in the films, there is room for some inconsistency without it being painfully distracting. And, by providing backstories for central characters like Gandalf, Elrond, and Sauron, the show can enhance rewatches of Jackson's films.
Once again, the identity of Sauron was a big twist in Rings of Power. While Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) was introduced early, he wasn't revealed to be the dark lord until the final episode. Many fans had predictions of who Sauron would be, and many were wrong. Unlike the films, Rings of Power gave Sauron a face, making him human, rather than the evil power in The Lord of the Rings. The show depicts his rise to power, while in The Lord of the Rings, he is a sudden threat. In the films, he is a historic evil that most thought to be destroyed, so Rings of Power gives that backstory. The films summarize the events in a prologue. But the show delves into them and offers a deeper explanation of why Sauron is a threat by showing what he's capable of.
The opening title sequence was co-directed by Katrina Crawford and Mark Bashore of the creative studio Plains of Yonder. They did not see any material from the series when starting work and instead took inspiration from Tolkien. Based on the author's creation story in which the world is created from music, the pair suggested the title sequence be "built from the world of sound". They investigated the science of cymatics, using a homemade Chladni plate and slow motion iPhone footage to test what shapes could be formed with sand particles by the vibrations of different sounds (including Gregorian chants, Angelic music, rock and roll, and whale calls). For the final sequences, Crawford and Bashore used a 2 feet (0.61 m) wide rig and programmed tones to create basic patterns such as diamonds and swirls which were filmed practically. The Plains of Yonder visual effects team then attempted to replicate the "flawed, wild motion" of the real photography for shots that feature iconography from Tolkien's writings such as the Two Trees of Valinor, the eight-pointed star associated with the character Fëanor, the geography of Middle-earth, and each set of the Rings of Power (nine human rings, seven Dwarven rings, three Elven rings, and the One Ring). The sequence took seven months to complete.
Fans of the original trilogy of movies will be thrilled to see their legacy continued in this visually stunning and adventure-filled fantasy series. Each storyline in The Rings of Power is equally compelling, and newly created characters fit in naturally to Tolkien's world. Bouncing seamlessly from dark drama to light comedy, the series brings together elves, dwarves, Harfoots, humans, and others to fight an evil force that fans are already familiar with: Sauron. The themes are timeless, and the lands of Middle-earth detailed and delightful, and LOTR lovers won't be disappointed.
The creator of the corrupting rings of power and of the infamous One Ring that controls the others, Sauron may not be front-and-centre as an antagonist but his actions and desire for control of Middle-earth will drive much of the action.
'Rings of Power' tells the story of the forging of the rings of power by elven smith Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards) who was fooled by Sauron. In secret Sauron forged the One Ring, which brought much chaos on Middle-earth and the artifact was not really destroyed until the end of the Third Age. The series also features characters that would be familiar to the fans of Peter Jackson movies: Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). 041b061a72