The Rings Of Power Series Premiere Recap - Deadline

The Rings Of Power Series Premiere Recap – Deadline

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details from Prime Video Episode 1 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Imagine a time of peace in Middle-earth, a time before the evil Sauron.

The first minutes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerthe expensive and long-awaited Prime Video prequel to the LOTR trilogy, which premiered its first two episodes on the streamer on Thursday night, gives us a glimpse of this world as well as the vision of a child Galadriel (Morfydd Clark).

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However, that peace does not last long. As Morgoth engulfs Valinor in darkness, the elves fight back. After hundreds of years of war, Morgoth is eliminated, but his orc army has expanded, now led by Morgoth’s successor, Sauron. Determined to hunt him down, Galadriel’s brother is killed by Sauron himself, leaving Galadriel a woman with a thirst for revenge.

This young Galadriel is from the start quite different from the character played by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s films. Of course she is younger, but with her youth comes a sharp tongue and a rebellious spirit that drive her to take her company to the literal ends of the Earth in their search for Orcs and the new leader. her..

Other familiar faces, whether from the trilogy or the legendarium, introduced in the first episode include High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), half-elf and future elven lord of Rivendell Elrond (Robert Armaya), and the ring-maker Celebrimbor ( Charles Edwards).

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Remaining true to JRR Tolkien, Elrond and Galadriel are close companions who are reunited when she returns to Lindon, but are separated when Elrond convinces her to accept the King’s offer to go West and abandon her quest, thus, in the King’s words. , ending the days of war.

However, this Elrond is still a far cry from Hugo Weaving’s Elrond, a mere writer (and no long hair), but even in this first episode we begin to see hints of his potential when Celembrimbor recruits him for a mysterious project.

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After showing us the story we are familiar with, the series moves on to two completely new stories: Harfoots and Southlands.

In the Southlands, a land of men, the elves who watched over them (protecting them from Morgoth and the orcs) are finally able to return home, forcing Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) to say goodbye to Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), a human healer for whom he has feelings even though his two species don’t necessarily agree. However, their separation is short-lived. After the discovery of a disturbingly ill cow, they venture to a nearby town and find it utterly destroyed as an indication that the evil is not gone. And in Bronwyn’s hometown, there are signs of danger when his son, Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin), reveals a kilt emblazoned with Sauron’s symbol.

The land of the Harfoots is the only one without conflict, as these migratory ancestors of the Hobbits simply live their lives, with two girls, Poppy (Megan Richards) and Nori (Markella Kavenagh), who are the only ones to break this tranquility when they go berry picking and almost collide with a wolf.

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However, because nothing can stay right in a world leading to Sauron’s resurgence, a shooting star crashes outside the Harfoot camp, revealing The Stranger (Daniel Weyman). The episode ends with Galadriel jumping off the ship seconds before she reaches Valinor, leaving her stranded in the middle of the ocean trying to figure out what to do.

Was it everything you were waiting for, Tolkien fans? Are you ready for more non-Tolkien newbies?

do not miss deadline Inside the Ring – The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power after the show. the first two episodes drop on Saturday, September 3.

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