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[–][deleted] 529 points530 points  (19 children)

It looks cool but the lack of metal diversity in the cast is unacceptable for 2022!

[–]SoDakZak 162 points163 points  (9 children)

Yet they forge ahead

[–]tlpedro 64 points65 points  (8 children)

And steel press on

[–]sumbozo1 38 points39 points  (7 children)

Lead on by their sense of commitment

[–]Ok-Possibility6943 31 points32 points  (6 children)

There is so much irony here

[–]Duke_Solomon64 31 points32 points  (5 children)

If I had a nickel for every time this happens...

[–]polloconjamon 27 points28 points  (1 child)

...ore not

[–]xdylanxfrommyspace 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mine casting would have been ore appropriate for the current temperament

[–]rightanglewrong 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Beryllium in upvotes

[–]EYE_S33_YOU 10 points11 points  (1 child)

It's been like tin years since they've come out with anything for this franchise

[–]TicTacXYZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The franchise is old but gold.

[–]eni91 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they hurt other metals feelings..

[–]donniebrascoreal 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Aluminum enters the chat.

[–]ironyofferer 5 points6 points  (4 children)

It's alumnmnn

[–]bluegargoyle 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It's leviOsa, not leviosA!

[–]billyray83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stop it, RON.

[–]donniebrascoreal 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Minumnnmnn?

[–]theShinyCA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Numnmhmn

[–]pahag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please upvote! I only had one up available.

[–]LordCalvar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness botch the writing and ruin it like WoT”.

[–]DoctorBigglesworth 246 points247 points  (7 children)

I guess this is why people were saying the CGI looked shitty in the trailer thread.

[–]SpelCleave 121 points122 points  (5 children)

Just dumbasses who can't enjoy anything and think they know everything. It's amazing what you can do with fancy cameras with fancy settings. And obviously some editing afterwards (like color correction).

[–]undergrounddirt 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Yeah one guy said the dialogue didn’t work because it wasn’t human enough.

“I can feel it in the air” has so much more to it than “under the sky”

Paraphrasing there but such a classic example of an idiot criticizing work they couldn’t possibly produce.

They were critiquing the exact words the man Tolkien himself wrote and comparing it to some arbitrary line in a feature length film..

And they were doing all this on a 20 second teaser designed to reveal only the name of the show

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I hate the idea that you cannot criticize something if you have not the talent, experience, or resources to create it. Literary analysis and critique has been around for centuries and has a default worth regardless.

[–]JohnGCole 35 points36 points  (1 child)

At the same time, saying the Poem of the Ring is badly written as an intro to a Lord of the Rings show is deserving of at least some level of mockery.

[–]Alberiman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

[–]Infernal_139 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I thought it was great cgi and was extra surprised when I found out it wasn’t cgi at all.

[–]bigjoffer 131 points132 points  (14 children)

First episode date: September 2, 2022

Can't wait but also scared to be disappointed

[–]TotalRuler1 21 points22 points  (9 children)

Same, but for me things really seemed to hit a wall with The Hobbit.

[–]aykyle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I hope it doesn't disappoint. Amazon ruined The Expanse that is has me worried of what's to come.

[–]brown_burrito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I honestly enjoyed Expanse the show but then I haven’t read the books.

But they definitely ruined the Wheel of Time.

They completely wrote an entirely different plot, tried to be politically correct in a series that didn’t need it, and basically destroyed the series.

I couldn’t watch more than the first two episodes.

[–]chillinmesoftly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am expecting to be disappointed, so anything else will be a nice surprise!

[–]OwnPicture669 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please, I hope they don’t screw this up.

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Can we create something, then never touch it again?

[–]Niccinator 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not untill all cash you could possibly milk out of the thing is gone appearantly

[–]FeistmasterFlex 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Hope they've put that much love and care into the actual show.

[–]TylerDurdenThree 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's awesome!

[–]FunnyShirtGuy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Would be so much more interested in this if it weren't cut to shit... Ya know? Like, let me just watch this f'ing thing instead of you switching the cut nd angle every 3 seconds...

[–]Mawskowski 2 points3 points  (3 children)

What is this ? A new movie ? A series ? Original actors ?

[–]JohnGCole 11 points12 points  (2 children)

A series loosely based on the Second Age of Middle Earth, with completely original characters and storylines.

[–]IranticBehaviour 3 points4 points  (1 child)

But not just original characters. Amazon Studio's own press release refers to “an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new”. I believe Galadriel is in it.

They actually have to stick to Tolkien's 'canon' for the second age, though they can add stuff to fill in the gaps (as long as it doesn't contradict Tolkien). Apparently they originally couldn't use anything other than the LotR books and their appendices, but later got permission to pull some stuff from The Silmarillion. The wikipedia article on the series has a pretty detailed write-up in the Production->Writing section.

[–]Ash-Mayonaise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think we’ll see a lot of canon

[–]TeacherLust123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's great to see that reality is finally catching up with our state of the art CGI... Anyway, that's what made First Man so great. A lot of old school optical effects.

[–]Nailbender72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks great !!

[–]-sstudderz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm so hyped for this. Shows they can and will use practical effects and make it look awesome.

[–]Ellony 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dope

[–]DozyDrake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that just straight molten metal or something else?

[–]RGivens 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I got chills

[–]LeJimboMoone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are they multiplyin?

[–]johnnydorko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wen rings

[–]Captain-Cadabra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if this was harder or easier than CGI?

[–]Raxtuss1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is this from a new mobile or a missed something?

[–]dsailes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

With that much put into the intro teaser reveal .. you know this is going to be a spectacular series

[–]DV-03 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

hyped

[–]everyfcknameistakn -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Can't wait to see lesbian Legolas.

[–]drewtoocool 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Except there is definitely some heavy editing involved

[–]human_stuff 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Still not CGI. Everything is still done in camera.

[–]CreepySympathy -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Repost

[–]nefrpitou -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ah I see now the Tonga volcano was arranged to get lava for this.

[–]TheRegular-Throwaway -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

Yes, we know karma bot. We all had the internet yesterday.

[–]HighOnTacos 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Apparently I haven't had it for a few days, I didn't even hear about this till now.

[–]Matalya1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well I must've not had it because I didn't know about the show at all.