The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The long-awaited series inspired by Tolkien’s work, arrived on Prime Video and Amazon immediately had to do the you are facing a wave of review bombing.

To be clear, the term review bombing describes a certain online phenomenon, which sees groups of people united in negatively evaluating a product to boycott it, limiting its sales (or vision).

In the case of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power , the series found itself with 84% positive reviews from critics and a paltry 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. part of the public, for example.
Some have defined it:

An affront to true fans, the person responsible for this disaster should be arrested.

What would review bombing be related to? That the series features an inclusive cast, for example, which had been severely attacked by many Tolkien fans since the first announcements, sparking a heated online debate that has apparently not subsided.

Amazon , which has invested heavily in this production, has therefore decided to run for cover. How? By suspending user reviews for 72 hours. Will this be enough to stop the wave of negative reviews? We don’t know, but taking into consideration another recent review bombing victim, She-Hulk , there is a decline in negative reviews from the public over time.
Amazon’s hope is that the haters will tire soon and that the public’s vote will soon find its balance.

HERE you can find our review

The plot of the series

Prime Video ‘s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power  will bring the heroic legends of the mythical Second Era of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events narrated in  JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit  and  The Lord of the Rings  , and will take viewers into a distant era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms ascended to glory and fell into ruin, unlikely. heroes were tested, hope hanging on the thinnest of threads, and one of the greatest villains to come out of Tolkien’s pen threatened to plunge the whole world into darkness.

Starting from a moment of relative peace, the series follows a group of characters, some already known, some new, as they prepare to face the feared return of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island of the kingdom of Númenor, to the most extreme places on the map, these kingdoms and characters will build a legacy that will survive far beyond their time.

The cast

The cast includes  Robert Aramayo  (Beldar),  Markella Kavenagh  (Tyra),  Joseph Mawle  (the antagonist Oren),  Morfydd Clark  (Galadriel),  Maxim Baldry ,  Owain Arthur ,  Nazanin Boniadi ,  Tom Budge ,  Ismael Cruz Córdova ,  Ema Horvath ,  Tyroe Muhafidin ,  Sophia Nomvete ,  Megan Richards ,  Dylan Smith ,  Charlie Vickers . Charles Edwards  (The Crown),  Will Fletcher  (The Girl Who Fell),  Amelie Child-Villiers (The Machine) and  Beau Cassidy .

The creative team

JA Bayona  (The Orphanage, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom) directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer, along with his partner  Belén Atienza .

Showrunners are  JD Payne  and  Patrick McKay  ,  also executive producers.

The other EPs are  Lindsey Weber  (10 Cloverfield Lane),  Bruce Richmond  (Game of Thrones),  Gene Kelly  (Boardwalk Empire),  Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison  (Breaking Bad),  Jason Cahill  (The Sopranos) and  Justin Doble  (Stranger Things).