“The Rings of Power”, the series derived from “Lord of the Rings”, packs the critics – BFMTV

The Rings of Power, streaming on Prime Video from Friday, has won critical acclaim for both its screenplay and direction. Rings of power, does not disappoint. The series surprises with its narrative and visual qualities, according to the first reviews published in the press since Wednesday. Broadcast from this Friday on Prime Video, the series has received unanimous reviews. A feat when you know the prestige enjoyed by Peter Jackson’s trilogy. The Rings of Power has as its backdrop the “Second Age”, a fictional historical period of the universe invented by Tolkien and on which he delivered relatively few details. . The series takes place 4000 years before the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. We find in the first season very rejuvenated versions of Galadriel and Elrond (Morfydd Clark and Robert Aramayo). Five ten-hour seasons are planned.”Visually Impressive”Only two episodes (out of eight) were shown to the press. But for Liberation, these “suggest a spectacular and successful season”. Same story in the columns of Télérama: “Visually impressive, both romantic and entertaining, the most expensive series in history perfectly fulfills its mission as a family blockbuster.” For Numerama, The Rings of Power is “the one of the most beautiful series ever produced”: “It’s a series that manages to give us moments of pause to appreciate what we are watching or a dialogue, like a painting. We marvel at a flight of fireflies, we are impressed when the doors of Valinor open in a flamboyant burst of light, we are captivated by a simple ceremony.” flash, between dazzling, tensions, enchantment, shivers of pleasure and sometimes of fear.” Emotion shared by FranceInfo: “The series gives us the same thrill as the first films of the saga, we are completely disoriented and embarked on this fascinating universe.””A paunchy plot”The site, on the other hand, brings a downside to the whole: “We regret that the first episode is a bit long to start, with a lot of information to store in a very short time. […] The spectator navigates between different locations, flying over the map of Middle-earth and discovering in turn the many characters who will be part of the Rings of Power. A heaviness quickly forgotten during the second episode.”Le Figaro is also more measured, and cites “some clumsiness”. action break the rhythm unnecessarily. More to startle than to advance a paunchy plot”, deplores the daily, for which the series “seems to preach an explosive childish naivety.” First remains also mixed: “Too bad? So much the better? Where is the scam? It’s not that what we’ve seen is devoid of good and bad, it’s just rarely the custard pie ‘it’s really a film divided into episodes’ used by so many showrunners to praise the quality of their new series will have been so true. Seeing the two episodes of this first season feels like you’ve ultimately seen the first twenty minutes of a massive three-hour blockbuster. “Across the Atlantic, Variety sees it as a series” courageous”, which “fits well into the cinematographic universe of Peter Jackson’s films”. In Great Britain, The Guardian compares it with House of the dragon, which started 2 weeks ago on HBO. the Rings of Power series is so “astonishing” that House of the dragon seems “amateur” next to it.