Despite the criticism it has received from certain viewers, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been a success for Amazon and Prime Video. With 25 million viewers for its premiere, the epic fantasy series shattered Amazon's record for most viewers. The show's creators, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, have previously defended it by talking about some of the racist response that started when the series first aired. Additionally, some Tolkien devotees have complained that the series deviates from what he originally wrote.
Payne and McKay now sit down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about some fan grievances and the reasons they think they took their characters and show in the proper route. Galadriel's "very masculine" personality and the fact that she never visited Nmenor have both drawn criticism. Payne responds right afterwards, adding, "I would love to find a passage in Tolkien that explicitly denies Galadriel ever visited Nmenor. She goes by the moniker "Nerwen," which means "man-maiden," as well. Third, she doesn't display manly behaviour!"
In addition, the name "Galadriel" is loosely translated in Elvish as a maiden with a crown of golden hair, McKay added in his remark. "She braided her hair and wore it up on top of her head to stay out of the way when she fought and engaged in other types of fighting with other elves, which is why she had a crown of golden hair. The idea that Galadriel is a warrior is also implied by the etymology." Even though not all Tolkien enthusiasts will likely agree, it appears that both authors have a solid understanding of the Galadriel persona.
Payne and McKay Are Content With Season 1's Pace
A sizable ensemble cast and numerous settings are found in Tolkien's expansive globe in The Rings of Power. Before we start the epic adventure the authors have planned, the first few episodes explore the characters and their motivations, and they are pleased with the pacing at the start of the season.
Payne says, "I hope that people can focus for the voyage." "Many blockbusters move at a blazing pace as you are wheeled from one set piece to the next until they all fall apart from the weight of themselves. Tolkien will take his time and let you become lost in the characters and the journey—and with Tolkien, the journeys can be challenging. I'm hoping that folks will be patient enough to settle in for a Tolkien epic."
Any observer would agree that to describe The Rings of Power's scope as epic would be an understatement. Whether it's the magnificent city of Nmenor, the underground realm of Khazad-dûm, or the enormous eruption of Mount Doom, the series, which has one of the greatest budgets ever for television, unquestionably makes good use of the money spent. On Friday, October 14, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's conclusion will be available to viewers via Amazon's Prime Video streaming service.