By Ind Job Info Team
Amazon spent hundreds of millions to produce a series adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings," and the production values have more than paid for themselves.
Although "The Rings of Power" ought to pique a lot of interest, it appears unworthy of being the one and only big-budget streaming production in the current landscape.
The sumptuous HBO "Game of Thrones" prequel "House of the Dragon," which shines brighter in comparison, shares some of "The Rings of Power's" flaws.
In comparison to even Jackson's notoriously lengthy movies, the series format — episodes will drop monthly after the two-part premiere — also tends to foster some unhealthy habits.
Overall, the Elves play a more significant part, especially the battle-hardened soldier Arondir, who also plays a bigger role as the battle lines are established.
In contrast to the fantastical creatures displayed, those settings show the production's scope at its most extravagant.
Despite the stunning Middle-earth scenery as the music swells and the camera pans, it's impossible to resist saying, "Wake me when you get there."