• The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5 Recap, Theories, and Thoughts

    12 days ago - By Coming Soon

    After what feels like months, we're back with another episode of Amazon's The Rings of Power , this one titled “Partings.” Last week's entry, “The Great Wave,” felt slow to me mostly because we had spent so much time getting to know our characters that I was ready for a payoff of some sort. Instead, we dawdled around Númenor, hung out with Elves, and spent far too much time with Isildur in an episode that exemplified padding at its worst. There's a point where exposition needs to give way to action, but here we are some 4+ hours into this series and our story feels like it's advanced about...
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  • Did The Rings Of Power Just Make Its Biggest Lord Of The Rings Lore Change Yet?

    Did The Rings Of Power Just Make Its Biggest Lord Of The Rings Lore Change Yet?

    12 days ago - By Slash Film

    Spoilers for the latest episode of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" follow. Fans who pay close attention to such things realized quite some time ago that "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" would have no choice but to carve out a unique space for itself in the legendarium of author J.R.R. Tolkien. Unlike Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and their team of writers didn't have the benefit of sprawling, self-contained novels to adapt from. Instead, Amazon Studios acquired the rights to the appendices...
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  • Who Are The Rings Of Power's White-Hooded Figures? The Lord Of The Rings' The Cult Of Melkor Explained

    Who Are The Rings Of Power's White-Hooded Figures? The Lord Of The Rings' The Cult Of Melkor Explained

    12 days ago - By Slash Film

    This post contains spoilers for episode 5 of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." The slow-burn nature of "Partings," episode 5 of "The Rings of Power," allows the series to ramp up tensions across Middle-earth, as loyalties are tested on the eve of a dark time. The episode opens with The Stranger and Nori having a somber conversation about good and evil. The identity of The Stranger is one of the core mysteries of the show, as we aren't quite sure whether he's a force of good or evil, but he currently seems capable of both. We cut to the crash site of the Meteor Man, where we see...
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