The first social media reactions for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Prime Video‘s much anticipated Tolkien fantasy series, are finally here.
Find a roundup of Twitter “early reactions” below! (And yes, we’re aware these early reactions are almost always positive and rarely negative, but who cares? If it’s not your thing, stop reading now.)
Everything about this series is incredible. From the cinematography to the costumes to the movie quality sets. And, of course, the cast. Get ready for something special. I cannot wait to see more. Starts streaming September 2nd. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/A6gOOkSJEc
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 24, 2022
The pacing is VERY SLOW and the episodes are LONG. I don’t think anyone just jumping into the story now will actually continue on. But if you’re curious or a true LOTR fan, then this is for you. Oh, and go see it in a theater if you can. It deserves to be seen on a big screen. pic.twitter.com/YufqaPMz8t
— Tamara Fuentes (@tamara_fuentes) August 24, 2022
Particularly, once you meet the dwarves in #LOTRonPrime, that's when the show locks in on that thrilling feeling you get watching new Lord of the Rings – it's funny, emotional, fantastical, and a good promise of what is (hopefully) to come.
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) August 24, 2022
Social media embargo is up for #LordofTheRings #TheRingsofPower #LOTR, so: I’ve seen the first 2 episodes. I had been skeptical…but I was very pleasantly surprised. It is actually good! Very good! Visuals & tone are just right. IMO, a great addition to the Tolkien world
— Lauren Sarner (@LaurenSarner) August 24, 2022
Amazon’s new #LordOfTheRings series #TheRingsOfPower is impressive. The massive budget just bleeds off the screen, and it *feels* like something that would fit alongside Jackson’s films. But even with such a huge world, it’s never overwhelming and keeps it’s focus.
— Trent Moore (@trentlmoore) August 24, 2022
Every dollar is on the screen and then some. #LordOfTheRings #RingsOfPower
— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) August 24, 2022
I've seen the first 2 eps of #TheRingsOfPower. Yes, it's as visually stunning as the trailer promises.
It also sets the stage well for the clearly epic tale heading our way. I liked some characters/storylines more than others, but I'm hooked & ready for more#TheLordOfTheRings
— Vanessa Armstrong (@vfarmstrong) August 24, 2022
Okay, we get it, the show looks expensive. However, I’m not too thrilled with people saying the first couple of episodes are slow and LONG. Whatever happened to TV episodes that were under 50 minutes? Can we bring those back, please?
I still haven’t made up my mind whether I’m going to give The Rings of Power a chance. I’m just not that big of a Tolkien guy.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres September 2, 2022 on Prime Video.
Will you be watching The Rings of Power the day it begins streaming?