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The Rings of Power IN-DEPTH Review : Episode 6 : Insta-Mordor!
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The Rings of Power IN-DEPTH Review: Episode 4 : NO Harfoots! Lots of LEGS!
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The Rings of Power IN-DEPTH Review: Episode 3 : It's a JOKE?
The Rings of Power REVIEW : Episode 3 : AMAZING Slo-mo!
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There was another of what Peter now calls their ‘often misguided Hollywood moments’ that originally provided an action-packed conclusion to The Fellowship of the Ring. The sequence had Frodo and Sam paddling down the River Anduin in the Elven boat when an Uruk bursts up from under the water, lurches into the boat, grabbing at Frodo, who vainly tries to defend himself with the paddle. Seeing the Ring on the chain around Frodo’s neck, the Uruk seizes it and drags the struggling Frodo overboard and down to the bottom of the riverbed. Following a terrific underwater struggle, Frodo manages to kick himself free, is helped back into the boat by Sam and the boat is carried away by the Great River towards the second film!
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In this episode, we look at the OTHER elves--the ones who never left Middle-earth for Valinor. These elves created the fairest dwelling that has ever been east of the sea, worked with the Dwarves, and shielded themselves from Morgoth.
While the harfoots are nowhere to be found (woohoo!), we do get a LOT of leg from Disa, more insta-travel, and a complete abandonment time as a universal constant.
Jonathan, Michael, and Dan discuss Episode 2 of The Rings of Power and Galadriel's "I'm fine" face, Encino Man and the Harfoots, the made up Morgoth story, and how Elrond ghosted Durin.
Jonathan and Michael dive into a deeper discussion of Episode 1 of The Rings of Power, "A Shadow of the Past". They look at how much of Tolkien's work is in the show, if the show is standing up to the excellence Tolkien's work demands, and where the show channels its inner Michael Scott :).
Jonathan, Michael, and Dan discuss why Tolkien is worth defending--and defending ardently. If Tolkien's work is truly excellent, how much excellence should we demand from those sub-creating in his world?
In "Of the Flight of the Noldor", the ill choices of Fëanor are finally brought to bear as we watch the grievous opening to a long and tearful tale.
This week we dive right in and get deep into Ungoliant, what she does, who she might be, and how even Morgoth fears her.
As we dive further into Fēanor's story and the Silmarils, Dan realizes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
This week, Jonathan quizzes Dan and Michael on some important numbers, Dan sees similarities between the two big characters, Jonathan realizes Melkor was a nice guy, and Michael takes a deeper look at Fëanor's fire.
After years of buildup and 2 teaser trailers, we finally have a full trailer for The Rings of Power.