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RINGS OF POWER Controversies » Why Compressing The Second Age Timeline Is Wrong » LOTR on Prime

Amazon plans to “compress” the 3,500 year timeline of the Second Age into a “single point in time”. There are so many problems with this, and in this video I’m beginning to explore all of those problems.

Let’s talk about this in the comments!

From https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/02/amazon-the-rings-of-power-series-first-look »

‘In the novels, the aforementioned things take place over thousands of years, but Payne and McKay have compressed events into a single point in time. It is their biggest deviation from the text, and they know it’s a big swing. “We talked with the Tolkien estate,” says Payne. “If you are true to the exact letter of the law, you are going to be telling a story in which your human characters are dying off every season because you’re jumping 200 years in time, and then you’re not meeting really big, important canon characters until season four. Look, there might be some fans who want us to do a documentary of Middle-earth, but we’re going to tell one story that unites all these things.”’

One Response

  1. I completely agree with what you are saying John. And what you said about Star Wars is also true about what Disney has been doing with their remakes. I mean, from what I have seen and heard about them (even watching the trailers is enough to make me cringe) the Disney studios has reached an all-time low. My mother has commented several times on this, “can’t they come up with anything original”? So far I agree with Greta’s original reaction to the teaser trailer; like you guys have spent all this money, and that is the best you can come up with? The same thing happened with the new Star Trek movies. I think the common denominator (or one of them) is bad lazy writing.

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