‘Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’ Is A Good Adaptation (Of ‘Stranger Things’)


We talked about earlier how The Rings of Energy’s chief streaming rival, HBO’s Home of the Dragon, was seemingly taking its cues from The Crown. Properly, the Lord of the Rings present could also be doing one thing comparable, however with one other fashionable Netflix sequence: Stranger Issues. Whereas we don’t count on that Kate Bush cassettes or cans of New Coke will ever present up in The Rings of Energy, there are a selection of similarities …

Clearly a lot of the present has been taken from Tolkien’s novels, together with his prolonged appendices and the mythologically-dense, hippie-spiting ebook The Silmarillion. However a number of the sequence’ new story components really feel distinctly just like Stranger Issues; like how The Rings of Energy incorporates a frazzled however badass single mom, who’s in a relationship with the city cop/elf-cop.



And whose son has a psychic connection to the evil villain …



The mysterious underground tunnels filled with monsters? Appears to be straight out of the second season of Stranger Issues. To not point out the stranger who falls from the sky on the finish of the primary episode, solely to be found within the woods –



– and secretly protected and fed by our younger protagonists – which isn’t not like what occurs with Eleven (however, you understand, with a large half-naked dude).



Though, to be truthful, when you simply spent a billion {dollars} on a factor, trying to emulate one of the fashionable current examples of that factor most likely isn’t a horrible concept.

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