There is no such thing as a lack of hype, as Gandalf famously stated in the Lord of the Rings.
Fans of the Lord of the Rings haven’t been sure what to make of the planned “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” series on Prime Video. In spite of all the previously published films, there were a few possible red flags that hindered some from fully appreciating the content on display.
Our first impressions of the highly anticipated program were that it might lack the “spark” that made Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy stand out from other fantasy epics. This is despite the enormous amount of resources Amazon has invested into creating its crown jewel.
This new trailer, which was published, has convinced me that the great majority of people’s worries have been allayed. In spite of its seeming reluctance to reveal anything, this is arguably the first marketing effort that truly conveys the epic grandeur, high stakes, and J.R.R. Tolkien-esque feels of the story.
In addition, this teaser does a great job of setting the stage for when the events of The Hobbit are supposed to take place according to the canon of Middle-earth. The story takes place thousands of years before Frodo chose to take the ring to Mordor, however, it is not part of either the “Lord of the Rings” or “The Hobbit” trilogies.
Nevertheless, some familiar names assist viewers through this quest. What are we waiting for, as Gimli once put it? Break down this new footage together.
Who is the Young Versions of Elves?
Morfydd Clark is revealed to be a young Galadriel in this sequence (played by Cate Blanchett in the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films). Galadriel and Elrond are immortal, so we’ll see some familiar faces in Rings of Power, including Frodo and Aragorn (who is, technically, half-elven).
Galadriel is portrayed as something of an authority figure in The Lord of the Rings. This Galadriel is a lot younger, but she’s still ready to fight. Her ascent of a dangerous ice mountain was previously shown in a teaser. In this clip, we get a sense of why she could be willing to take on such risky missions.
“There was a period when the planet was so young that there had not yet been a sunrise,” she adds in a voiceover. But there was brightness even then.” Ancient times’ two great trees of Valinor and their ancient elf city Tirion flicker before our eyes. This show takes the lore of Lord of the Rings very seriously.
How Did Gandalf Get a Ring of Power?
Gandalf has one of the 19 Rings of Power, which may come as a surprise to some. He received the ring from Crdan in the Third Age, when he was entrusted with it by its previous owner. Gandalf was entrusted with guarding Narya, one of the three Elven rings, as a reward for his services in quelling Sauron’s wickedness.
For those who wear it, Narya, also known as the “Ring of Fire” or the “Red Ring,” will be impervious to the ravages of time.
The wearer can make themselves invisible by commanding this ring, as well as the others. As a result, in the vast majority of sequences in which Gandalf’s hands are seen, they cannot be seen from the character’s perspective. Viewers were able to catch a glimpse of it at the end of Return of the King as Gandalf bids farewell to the Hobbits.
The end of their friendship is finally here, he informs his friends, “on the beaches of the sea.”
However, the ring remains mostly hidden throughout both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Gandalf benefits from it in a variety of ways, including an extended lifespan and increased power.
While it’s not known if the ring improves Gandalf’s firepower, the ring and his statement that he is a “servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor” have been linked numerous times.
“Anor” means “sun” in Elvish, which could either be a reference to the Ring of Fire or Gandalf’s past as a Maia. Since this particular phrase isn’t defined or mentioned anywhere else in the novels, it’s hard to tell which is which, but it’s supplied plenty of material for fan theories anyway.
How Trailer Give a Glimpse of Middle-earth?
The trailer sets the scenario by introducing the various people who live in Middle-lands. earth’s Unidentified narrator: “Elf woods ought to be protected.” Mines are owned by the dwarves. Grain fields, men’s fields. Our only real resource is each other as harfoots.”
Hobbits can trace their ancestry back to the Harfoots. They, too, are little, but they have huge feet. This tribe of harfoots, at least, appears to have a very insular attitude: They protect one another and avoid elves, dwarves, and mankind. A harfoot named Nori (Markella Kavenagh) dreams of adventure and of what lies beyond the borders of Middle-earth, just like a hobbit who will go on his own epic quest thousands of years later. We know this from the Super Bowl trailer.
When the harfoot narrator declares, “We’re safe,” a meteor flashes across the night sky to scupper the naive attitude. As it hits the ground, Nori stands there and watches it happen.