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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2022, 03:41:48 PM »

I saw that Amazon is deleting negative reviews.  :laugh:

I just went to Amazon looking for reviews.  Supposedly for my account, this critically acclaimed and long awaited production has zero reviews.   [popcorn]
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2022, 03:55:42 PM »

I just went to Amazon looking for reviews.  Supposedly for my account, this critically acclaimed and long awaited production has zero reviews.   [popcorn]

There are no reviews because they deleted all the bad ones  :rofl:
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2022, 03:59:47 PM »

I also see zero ratings and zero reviews. When I hit "Write a review", I get:

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We welcome your reviews. Please come back after you have finished watching the video.

Fair point, but are they saying zero people have watched "the most watched Amazon series in history"?
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2022, 04:05:59 PM »

Maybe Jeff should stick to rocket engines
Oh wait....
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2022, 04:46:18 PM »

The other point is that The Terminal List, now  I guess the second most watched series, was not edited for reviews in any way. Amazon was happy to keep the one star reviews from people crying "white extremist!" up on the site.

Jack Carr was doing Youtubes where he highlighted all the one star reviews and laughed about them. I guess the diverse cast of RoP don't have the same thick skin and sense of humor.  =)
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2022, 09:01:32 AM »

Bored of The Rings

Bad writing, bad characters, bad acting and the writers seem to have zero clue or even worse maybe don't even care what made Tolkien's work so special while Jackson did.
Oh but the visuals are good.
Overall he's calls it lazy

Here's Dave Cullen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UphmBMZQOU

BTW: There is Bored of the Rings book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bored_of_the_Rings
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2022, 02:25:23 PM »

Bored of The Rings

Bad writing, bad characters, bad acting and the writers seem to have zero clue or even worse maybe don't even care what made Tolkien's work so special while Jackson did.
Oh but the visuals are good.
Overall he's calls it lazy

Here's Dave Cullen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UphmBMZQOU

BTW: There is Bored of the Rings book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bored_of_the_Rings
That review sums up what I have heard.  I haven't tried to watch it yet.  Not sure I want to.  I might watch the first episode just to confirm what I think. 

Nearly done with Terminal List and it is good.  Saw Top Gun: Maverick last week and that was great.  Not perfect (there were one or two "and then a miracle happened moments), but pulled me into the story pretty good. 
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2022, 09:39:26 PM »

Bored of The Rings

Bad writing, bad characters, bad acting and the writers seem to have zero clue or even worse maybe don't even care what made Tolkien's work so special while Jackson did.
Oh but the visuals are good.
Overall he's calls it lazy

Here's Dave Cullen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UphmBMZQOU

BTW: There is Bored of the Rings book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bored_of_the_Rings

Lazy is exactly how I'd also describe seasons 5 and 6 of The Expanse.  Like they fired the A-team that knew the lore and how to do their jobs and assigned it to some minimum wage hacks that churned out some Expanse flavored shlock by rote.

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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2022, 11:41:11 PM »

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

How Hollywood Reboots Franchises (Lord Of The Rings)
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2022, 06:45:09 PM »

Inexperienced Showrunners Figure They'd Better Hire A Few Black Actors So They Can Cry 'Racism' If The Show Sucks
https://babylonbee.com/news/incompetent-showrunners-figure-theyd-better-hire-a-few-black-actors-so-they-can-cry-racism-if-the-show-sucks
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2022, 09:14:31 AM »

Rings of Woke Mary Sues
It got worse.
New episode starts out with a nationalistic movement giving off MAGA vibes railing against immigration. And in case you think Nerdrotic is stretching the nationalistic comparisons a bit he cuts to an interview where the cast is talking about it. .... yeah

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The Rings of Power is Pure CRINGE | Amazon LIES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYCe0NQ-7Mc
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2022, 03:42:08 PM »

The Pronouns of Power:

https://youtu.be/efZnIBoF7Eo
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2022, 05:36:39 PM »

Now it's all Elon Musk's fault.  :rofl:

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But given this is Lord of the Rings, the bar is insanely high. And nobody knows the stakes better than Payne and McKay. They’re two first-time showrunners who embarked on an unexpected journey nearly five years ago to make their J.R.R. Tolkien passion project and have now found themselves, as McKay puts it, “on the fault line of the culture war,” with everybody from armies of anonymous Tolkien fans to the two richest men in the world weighing in. It ain’t easy to focus on writing scripts and managing a cast and crew of 1,300 on the most complicated TV production of all time when Elon Musk is slagging you on Twitter.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/the-rings-of-power-showrunners-interview-season-2-1235233124/
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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2022, 06:03:47 PM »

That they're, in their minds at least, serious is both scary and hilarious at the same time.
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2022, 12:16:33 PM »

Get a load of this

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Literature scholar Craig Franson has been researching the culture wars and neo-fascist politics in Tolkien studies. In a podcast he hosts with historian Dani Holtz, an expert in American conservatism, they discuss how online fascists use mass media “to harness blockbuster cultural productions,” as in the far-right backlash to Amazon’s Rings of Power series.

Then goes on to claim criticizing ROP is a threat to our democracy...or something  :O

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Tolkien is not above negative criticism. Neither is any adaptation. We can ask productive questions about the purpose and methods of adaptation and the corporation funding it.

Tolkien readers hold a broad range of views, and they won’t all agree when discussing the creative choices in this particular adaptation.

But prejudging it based on far-right talking points harms people, weakens our democratic social discourse, and will not lead to a better understanding of adaptation. We must certainly draw the line at engaging with racist and misogynist disinformation and abuse.

Count the number if times she says "Far Right"

‘The Rings of Power’: Every adaptation is re-interpretation so ignore the haters
https://theconversation.com/the-rings-of-power-every-adaptation-is-re-interpretation-so-ignore-the-haters-190481
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2022, 01:23:42 PM »


"Spare me the bulls*** about constitutional rights."
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2022, 01:59:10 PM »

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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2022, 02:12:12 PM »

Who's the guy singing with John Lenon?

Faromir?
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2022, 04:42:34 PM »

Who's the guy singing with John Lenon?

That's Chuck Berry.

https://youtu.be/ZbGuxGGOIV0?t=108
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« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2022, 08:23:18 PM »

Holy crap, that does not look like him! At least what I remember him to look like...
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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2022, 08:24:54 PM »

That's Chuck Berry.

https://youtu.be/ZbGuxGGOIV0?t=108

I'm cracking up that if the comments are accurate, the sound guy turned of yoko ono's mic.  :rofl:
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« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2022, 08:32:43 PM »

I'm cracking up that if the comments are accurate, the sound guy turned of yoko ono's mic.  :rofl:

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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2022, 12:34:32 PM »

Word is Jeff and gang is making changes.
It's too late Jeff, you killed it dead already.

Rumor: Amazon To Retool ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’, Sideline Current Showrunners After First Season Was “More Of A Failure Than They Could Have Been Anticipated”
https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/10/25/rumor-amazon-to-retool-the-lord-of-the-rings-the-rings-of-power-sideline-current-showrunners-after-first-season-was-more-of-a-failure-than-they-could-have-been-anticipated/



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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2022, 12:41:53 PM »

"“More Of A Failure Than They Could Have Been Anticipated”

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Re: Amazon/ Rings of Power
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2022, 03:35:41 PM »

"One failure to rule them all"
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