The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Despite offering us a great Balrog, he is still not carried away. Worse still, besides, now it’s cheesy.

With this episode 5, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power passes the mid-transmission milestone, and while we expected last week that the arrival of the second half and Númenor’s decision to enter the conflict would bring change at a faster pace, we have to decide. Indeed, patrick mckay Y J. D. Payne I’ve found a way to procrastinate again for years, except immobility this time is compounded by stupidity.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power : photo, Benjamin Walkerhave a drink


Because after the dazzling effect of the first two chapters, despite the enjoyment of the photography and, above all, the music, it would now seem well established that power rings it has nothing in the belly, or very little. In any case, we can at least say that season 1 has a soft stomach, since the enfilade of episodes 3, 4 and 5 will have demonstrated a form of incoherence and indolence in the writing that reaches its climax here. So we know, it’s written all over the place in comments and social media, and we’ve read the same books as you: Tolkien, it takes time. The Fellowship of the Ring it even begins with sixty pages of dissertations on the Hobbits’ favorite cannabis.

Except that literary time does not flow in the same way as audiovisual time, that we are not with Béla Tarr or Andrei Tarkovski and that in addition, Amazon, precisely, has given itself a time limit: five seasons, a priori of eight one-hour episodes. It is actually much shorter than the 1,178 pages of the Lord of the Rings that Peter Jackson was able to transcribe in about 11 hours (in the long version) each one more exciting than the other. During this time, power rings It has not yet finished its exposure phase in five hours, it still does not have a clear commitment and direction. Not to mention the fact that now, we’re exposed to a little bit of anything anyway.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Sauron?And on top of that, there’s YET another new character to introduce.


Nonsense when we are told that the maritime and military civilization of Númenor will make war with five three ships and 500 men. Ships built for the occasion and men without additional training (is there no army in Númenor?). And they want us to pass it off as a show of power, with hard slows too – slows are still just as bad by the way. He might as well go to Verdun with his beard and his knife. Anything when mithril is seen adding entirely made up properties to make it a paralyzing MacGuffin. Anything when Isildur, the most Númenórean of all Númenóreans, knowingly and unreasonably covers up for a proven traitor to the fatherland.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: ImageThat’s all the richest series in the world can send against Sauron, and yes, on top of that there will be 3 instead of 5.

No matter how when, for example, we want at all costs to make us believe in the evil aura of Meteor Man at the turn of an introductory dialogue that a fanatic schoolboy of Attack! Attack! he would not have dared to write. No matter how when the migration of the Hobbits is poignantly summed up for us in a series of random Instagram-generated maps and wide shots, Accompanied by a song purely and simply atrocious, a stone’s throw from Ed Sheeran’s vocal cameo.

Anyway, when Amazon twists and sacrifices one of the best episodes of Tolkien’s mythology. and the long-prepared appearance of a Balrog at the fanservice altar, in thirty seconds as flashy as dispatched. At least the shots from the trailer weren’t used, so here’s hoping the creature returns later, and this time in a cleaner way.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: ImageThis scene is another strange invention.


And the list could go on for a long time. But while they throw fairy dust in our eyes, no deep stakes emerge, almost no emotional attachment to the characters is tied – even Arondir now seems lost, while Adar confirms that it is just a poor distraction. Nothing beats in the chest. the pulse of power rings is almost standing still, and it’s between the giggles and the death throttle that we hear a character say that“We don’t drag a people, we guide them”. How ironic for an episode that has dragged us along for so long that the only epic scene it has to offer to keep us watching is…an overly choreographed exercise. More shine.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: photo, Morfydd ClarkGaladriel, level 3000 elf, evicting the level 1 recruits, really spectacular

We are also told that “The eye of hope is the first to open and the last to close”. Suffice it to say that ours are now almost closed, and that it is less hope than some absurd form of faith in the cosmos that keeps us believing that power rings you will know how to get well. Faith, but also test. Because the series has already been successful, during two beautiful first episodes that promised us so much, and constantly proves that he has all the budgetary means at his disposal to build a great epic and moving story. It would therefore be time to stop playing with her gigantic sex under our noses, all the more a great heart will move us.

A heart that shrinks from hour to hour, and if it stops beating, we will have to fight side by side to compensate.

A new episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is available every Friday on Amazon Prime Video from September 2, 2022

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