Posted on September 4, 2022
Middle-earth’s greatest threat is no longer Sauron or Morgoth, but Jeff Bezos.
Amazon has released a trailer for its new series The Lord of the Rings: Power Rings During the Super Bowland the advertised product does not inspire too much confidence.
The series is set long before Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring travel through Middle-earth and focuses on a whole new cast of characters we’ve never seen on screen. Some of them are the creations of JRR Tolkien, and come from the confines of his abundant writing. Others are invented from scratch, made especially for this show.
Political representation in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series
It’s with these made-up characters that some of the biggest problems arise. Take for example the dwarf princess Disa, played by actress Sophia Nomvete.
In the series, Nomvete is a beardless black woman. In other contexts, it might be a perfect casting choice. But it’s The Lord of the Rings, and Tolkien’s vision is very clear. Doesn’t look like a dwarf.
The creators of power rings explained clearly why they had made this decision. In an interview with Vanity Fairthe series’ executive producer, Lindsey Webersaid : “It seemed natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work really reflect the world.
What world? Our modern world, of course.
In the eyes of leftists like Weber, Middle-earth – a world steeped in the ancient mythology of Tolkien’s native British Isles – should look like New York or San Francisco in the year 2022. Diversity must be enforced where it doesn’t fit, original material be damned.
The treatment of established characters isn’t much better. The personality of Galadriel, an elf played by Cate Blanchett in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings by director Peter Jackson, has been radically changed.
Gone is the ethereal and graceful Galadriel of Tolkien’s work. She is replaced by a generic female fantasy warrior, a carbon copy of a million other “empowered” female characters in today’s fantasy landscape. Weber and his team seem to believe that a strong woman in a work of fiction must be a physically imposing warrior. So she must be a man.
Still, Galadriel radiates power in her film and book portrayals without aping a man.
Worse still, when dedicated fans of a series like The Lord of the Rings report problems with these adaptations, they are accused of bigotry for not acquiescing to the radical left-wing slaughter of their beloved franchises.
The radical left behaves like the forces of Sauron
power rings is far from the first series to intentionally alienate fans from its original product. But this constitutes a new frontier in the Sauronian invasion of the left into popular culture.
Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings represent the foundation on which much of modern fantasy can be built. George RR Martin, author of the immensely popular series The iron Throne who then gave Game Of Thronessaid he was inspired by Tolkien to write epic fantasy.
By appropriating Tolkien’s work for the left, radicals send an ominous message to lovers of his creation: “It is up to us now. And we will remake it in our image. »
power rings is like another soulless shell, devoid of the original love and care that Tolkien infused into his work and with which Jackson crafted his original movies.
Ironically, Tolkien’s own work depicts the radical left’s corruption of popular cultural artifacts. In The king’s returnFrodo, the Hobbit hero, pontificates on the nature of the Orcs, a race of purely evil creatures sent by the dark lord Sauron to retrieve the One Ring: “The Shadow that raised them can only mock, it can’t do: no real new things on its own. I don’t think it gave life to the Orcs, it only ruined and twisted them. »
The radical left spreads its ideology not through actual acts of creation, but by distorting and defiling what people love. Tolkien’s work won’t be the last to be corrupted, but it should be a wake-up call to protect the series fans love.
Fortunately, it is a fight that we are winning. The response to Amazon’s trailer has been overwhelmingly negative, and fans are pushing back against the forced diversity and lore inaccuracies.
As the wise wizard Gandalf tells us: “Despair belongs only to those who see the end without doubt. We don’t. »
Article originally published on March 5, 2022