Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Review

Rings of Power Scenery

Rings of Power Scenery

Emery Katerba, Reporter

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is a new show streaming on Amazon Prime. The show stars Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Robert Aramayo as Elrond, and Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir. The tv show takes place in Middle Earth during the Second Age.

The Second Age means it took place approximately 3,000 years before the original fellowship was created and Frodo set out to destroy the ring. The show follows in the originals movies footsteps by mixing the fantasy, adventure, and action genres.

Galadriel is a Noldorian elf, and she is seen trying to avenge her brother who was killed by Sauron during a battle. Her brother once swore to defeat Sauron, but was destroyed by him first, but not before Sauron marked his body with his symbol. She leads an expedition across Middle Earth tracking down Sauron and his army orcs.

On another part of Middle Earth, Arondir, a Silvan elf, watches over the Southlands to make sure that the people who inhabit the land. At some point during his watch, he slowly starts falling in love with a human Bronwyn. During one of his last times on the watch, he notices a cow that isn’t milking correctly. This isn’t the first abnormal thing he’s noticed in the Southlands, and he is determined to get to the bottom of it.

Playing a role like Galadriel is a big task. Galadriel is an iconic character shown in the original Lord of the Rings movie series, as well as in the books. Even with such a big task, Morfydd Clark is able to portray her well. Morfydd Clark does a wonderful job acting. She is able to brilliantly portray the emotions of her character without saying a word

Robert Aramayo also plays an iconic character from the original movie. He does a great job showing how Elrond cares for Galadriel’s wellbeing.

One aspect of the show that some were weary of was the props and the costumes. Some speculated in the beginning when the trailer and pictures first dropped that the costumes looked flimsy and cheap (although the show had a high budget), but the armor in the fight against the orcs in the first episode looked realistic and strong. The weapons that were shown in the first two episodes also have a look to them that makes you believe that they’re real.

Overall, the show did surprise me. I had my fears about the show and how it might just be a complete let down, but I was pleasantly surprised by the acting and how the show had a level of respect for the original series and all of it’s magic. I really liked the aspect of the show taking place in the Second Age and telling the story of the elder people that are in the original books and movies. The first two episodes definitely had me wondering what was to come in the series.