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Rings Of Power Finale - The Final Insult


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  • The Critical Drinker
    The Critical Drinker  5 ай бұрын +2261

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    • billy poker
      billy poker 4 күн бұрын

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    • Eazy-E Ryder
      Eazy-E Ryder 11 күн бұрын +1

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    • J- Mc
      J- Mc 23 күн бұрын

      I really want to see this

    • DJ pony
      DJ pony Ай бұрын

      got one on my comment

    • Gianmarco Salerno
      Gianmarco Salerno Ай бұрын

      Wait... You are saying people lie on the internet?!?!?!

  • Capt Bucky O'Hare
    Capt Bucky O'Hare 5 ай бұрын +15241

    In Fellowship of the Ring, Sean Bean has about 25 minutes of screen time. In that time, Boromir is initially established as a dutiful servant of Gondor, a battle weary warrior fed up with the lords of the lands kept safe by his people, a doubter of Aragorn, and someone with honorable desires upon The Ring. He's dismissive, weathered, prickly, and even a bit defeatist when the scale of the task is laid before the group.
    He's then shown teaching Merri and Pippin to fight, through encouragement and light-hearted instruction. He's horrified when he accidentally hurts Pippin, because his intention is to teach not humiliate or discourage them. So he's absolutely joyous when the hobbits gang up, shrug it off, and tackle him in good humour. This tells us a lot about Boromir as a person without needing to lean on dialogue-heavy explanations. Heck, it isn't even the main focus of the scene, but it's there, happening nicely in the background, laying the groundwork for his and the hobbits' characters. It shows us, gently, that even though he's doubtful about their mission, Boromir takes the initiative and recognises where his party needs to level up, and does it without making them feel small. He builds bonds that he knows will make the group stronger. Bear this moment in mind when you consider Galadriel's scene in RoP, where she, as the superior swords person, is tasked with instructing the Numenorean recruits and what her actions tell us about her character.
    Anyway, Boromir falls deeper under the influence of the Ring, but the film also shows him standing his ground and being brave against the Moria hordes and at every turn when the group need him.
    When the Fellowship is fleeing the Balrog and the staircase is collapsing, he instinctively grabs Merri and Pippin and, without a word, he leaps them both to safety, again establishing his big brother relationship with them. It's such a small detail but it's so consistent as it quietly builds his bond with those hobbits in particular and it's especially interesting to see him do it after Legolas, and even Gandalf, have jumped alone. All shown to you through small details and interactions that involve very little dialogue. All action. All intent. All with purpose and meaning.
    After Gandalf falls, Boromir pleads with Aragorn for more time just to let the hobbits grieve. He's compassionate, emotional, and caring. He is miles away from the dismissive, prickly presence he was at the Council of Elrond. He's truly a part of this Fellowship now, and he has a bond with the hobbits that goes beyond duty. It shows Boromir, while a good leader, also maybe thinks with his heart when he should think with his head, whereas Aragorn is more pragmatic and, in a way, ruthless. Both display different sorts of strength, but the situation calls for one over the other. And while Boromir protests, he doesn't argue further once Aragorn has made his reasoning clear. THAT also tells us a lot about both men.
    Boromir is revealed to be an incredibly layered human being, one who is brave, loyal, caring, passionate and patriotic, but the burden of his father's failing rule and the pressure of protecting his people is crushing him. Haunting him. That is on full display at the Council, during his first temptation on the mountainside, and when he breaks down after Galadriel looks right into his soul and shakes him to his core. And it's that very thing, that incredibly noble desire to see darkness and ruin expelled from Gondor that is his undoing. That desire is the ring's way in.
    He finally falls to temptation and this one moment of weakness almost destroys him, but rather than wallow in his failings, he rallies. He does all he can do to repent, and rescues Merri and Pippin in a desperate attempt to regain who he was.
    And he is struck down.
    His first words to Aragorn while he lies dying are to alert him that the Uruks have Merri and Pippin. His second statement is his confession that he tried to take the ring. He is broken, dying, and guilt-ridden, but still trying to protect the hobbits and act with honor.
    Then before he dies, in his last breath, he accepts Aragorn as his king and makes sure Aragorn knows it. Because Boromir has only ever wanted one thing - the strength to defend his people. And now, he sees that strength might exist in Aragorn, and he knows saying the words will help make Aragorn a stronger leader going forward. He now has hope even in his darkest moment, when he began the story defeatist, bitter, and hopeless. Boromir does all he can until the end, despite his flaws and failures. He's no longer the dismissive and doubtful captain of Gondor, but a man who calls Aragorn his brother, his captain, and the king he trusts to bring glory back to his people.
    It's a breath-taking moment. Resonant. Earnest. Earned.
    They accomplish all that, that entire emotional journey, that rise, fall, and rise again for his character, in 25 minutes of screen time.
    Now look at RoP. Galadriel is exactly the same callous, single-minded, revenge-driven asshole at the end of the series as she was in ep1. Actually, no. She's worse. Because now, she has actually discovered who the enemy is and smoked out his intentions... and chooses to tell no one.
    All to protect her own reputation. All so she can maintain an air of authority and superiority over her peers, because if they knew the truth, her name would be mud, and she'd be nowhere near the decisions taken to forge the rings, how many there'd be, and who'd get to bear them. She shouldn't be like this. I don't think they meant for her to be like this. Her character writing feels shallow, rushed, and poorly thought out and now, there's a big disconnect between how the audiences feels about her and what the writers intended.
    She tells other characters to be humble, while she's brash, condescending, and arrogant. She tells others not to pursue vengeance when that's all she cares about pursuing. She talks about the importance of saving lives in the Southlands, but she's never shown saving a single person. She's shown threatening to torture and murder Adar's orcs if she doesn't get her way and she's shown walking away from the volcano blast when others are screaming around her, begging for help. Then the showrunners assert that if you don't find yourself liking her, or find yourself uninterested in her character, it's your fault. You're the problem.
    She's not like Boromir. Not written like him. Not developed like him. Not treated with the same care, thought, and humanity his character was treated with. She's a statue, standing still in spiteful, vengeful self-righteous self-service. Just like she was at the beginning of the series.
    Nine hours ago.
    With over THREE hours of screen time just for her where her character barely moves at all, and the actress is given nearly nothing to do in terms of range, humanity, or even basic heroism.
    This issue isn't unique to Galadriel. In fact, no characters in RoP have changed or grown or shown any depth at all throughout this first season. How could they? We know so little about most of them to begin with, never mind how they might have transformed or grown, that they come off as one-dimensional NPCs who exist to move the plot along, who make baffling decisions because the story has to happen, with no agency or impetus to their actions. Except maybe Durin, I'll give them Durin. He does seem to go through something of a journey with his father, Disa, and his place in the kingdom... and then his storyline is ignored in the finale. And then of course, there's the bloody bad guy. Sauron gets more development and "growth" than Galadriel, Elendil, or Isildur. That's... wow.
    Some of the actors are trying their hearts out and their natural talent and charm helps elevate the material, but the writing itself is a anchor around their necks.
    In a world and with characters created by JRR Tolkien, the characters are being failed at every turn, and so is the story.
    That's criminal. That's a fucking criminal excuse for storytelling when a prestige franchise is in your hands.

    • Elizabeth Perry
      Elizabeth Perry 4 күн бұрын

      The deleted scene where he is shown to be the golden child protecting and encouraging scapegoat Faramir and promoting him to their father is Jackson not Tolkien but it is SUCH good characterization and really drives home how well this arc was done and I’m not even a fan of how they wrote movie Faramir or Denethor

    • Tony
      Tony 5 күн бұрын +1

      Bro wrote an entire college essay for a KZclip comment about a Lord of The Rings show

    • Victor
      Victor 13 күн бұрын

      Very well written. Kudos!! 👍🏻

    • poop catapult
      poop catapult 17 күн бұрын

      Reading this comment was a much more memorable experience than watching rings of poower

    • Jay 11
      Jay 11 Ай бұрын +1

      Jesus. This was well written. And sadly true.

  • Onyx1916
    Onyx1916 5 ай бұрын +2120

    This show actually has me rooting for Sauron.

    • J. Rebekah
      J. Rebekah 2 ай бұрын


    • Edix167
      Edix167 2 ай бұрын

      All the bitching about this show is making me like it more, im rooting for Amazon and 20 seasons of RoP just to watch fan boys cry because they changed their show, and change is scary whe you live in your mums basement.

    • Bloodlyshiva
      Bloodlyshiva 2 ай бұрын

      Well, he is going to sink Numenor. He wins this one, though he loses his body doing it, laughing as he 'drowns'.
      So....I dunno.

    • Amit Shetty
      Amit Shetty 2 ай бұрын +1

      ​@MARK Smith then it will be complete the woke legacy

    • MARK Smith
      MARK Smith 2 ай бұрын +2

      Sauron needs to come out as gay--- then we'll have to root for him

  • Pandaman
    Pandaman 3 ай бұрын +919

    The most important take from this video: "Characters are only as intelligent as the people writing them"
    - The Critical Drinker, 2022

    • Julsnotsjewels
      Julsnotsjewels 2 ай бұрын

    • Dead Doll
      Dead Doll 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Patrick Germain They may have no final say in the product, but those in charge don't formulate every line and scenario, otherwise there'd be no need for writers.

    • Steve Rill
      Steve Rill 2 ай бұрын +1

      This is not a new saying. It’s most likely older than anyone currently alive.

    • bruh bruh
      bruh bruh 2 ай бұрын +1

      So not so much?

    • SRMoore1178
      SRMoore1178 2 ай бұрын +6

      The only character I felt anything for was the poor "Ice Troll" in the beginning. It suffered a slow agonizing death while strong woman was showing off. She turns and looks at everyone while troll is down and twirls her sword around, so awesome, before she turns back and stabs the troll in its face. Then she slices half of its face off before waiting a few more seconds to finally kill it. Poor Troll didn't deserve that. The only character I felt any sympathy for.

  • P L
    P L 5 ай бұрын +822

    That one scene where Sauron said "If you liked it, you should've put a ring on it" and broke into song & dance was truly an emotional scene I cried.

    • HeatherMills' PhantomLimb
      HeatherMills' PhantomLimb 24 күн бұрын +1

      Was that before or after the scene where Galadriel asks which Orc wants her W.A.P. and then slaughters them all (because she’s an unstoppable, stunning and brave woman who can’t be defeated) using nothing but Gangnam Style dance moves?

    • TheLawEnforcerHD
      TheLawEnforcerHD 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Martin Major You are not funny.

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major 2 ай бұрын +8

      When sonic arrived and wanted the rings for himself and galadriel charged him screaming "black live matters" I schat myself.

    • Easy Grin
      Easy Grin 3 ай бұрын +2

      Everyone cried

  • Горацио Втрубудуев
    Горацио Втрубудуев 3 ай бұрын +271

    I love how just Bilbo's chainmail could have save the whole Elven race several times over.

  • Skryze
    Skryze 5 ай бұрын +216

    I almost started crying when Sauron suggested using alloys to Celembrimbor who is (correct me if I’m wrong) an ancient Grandmaster Elvin smith who has more knowledge than any living being about forging

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright 4 ай бұрын

      @Joseph Leisses Exactly! By the way, if you haven't seen any of Kyle's or Ilya's work, you should check them out here on YT. Kyle runs his own channel; Ilya is on That Works with Matt Stagmar. Both do some PHENOMENAL work.

    • Joseph Leisses
      Joseph Leisses 4 ай бұрын +14

      @Thomas Wright Well, Sauron was the Maiar of Aule (the Valar that made the dwarves) and encapsulated everything he knew about smithing. So no, he wasn't a noob to it, but neither was anyone else he was talking to. They would've thought of this long before he did and tried it already.

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright 4 ай бұрын +8

      It'd be like Kyle Royer or Ilya Alekseyev taking basic smithing lessons from some rando noob that's never picked up a hammer before.

    • dur shurrikun
      dur shurrikun 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Vsegda7 Fixed it.

    • Vsegda7
      Vsegda7 5 ай бұрын

      @dur shurrikun *Feanor's grandson

  • After Skool
    After Skool 5 ай бұрын +9820

    This amazon series was simply an abomination. It reveals how empty and dumb our culture has become. BUT It gives me hope that you are pursuing your own independent film and I am honored to support it. Thank you.

    • jffry890
      jffry890 Ай бұрын

      Never read his books so I can't speak to his ability as a writer nor do I know if they're successful by their own merit and not because it'd the Drinker, but KZclipr movies don't exactly have the best track record; not even the movie buffs. I'd be curious in seeing what people say about Drinker's film if it ever comes out.

    • flaggerify
      flaggerify 5 ай бұрын

      On a channel devoted to Star Wars and Marvel.

  • Vladimir Gajic
    Vladimir Gajic 4 ай бұрын +71

    RoP's characterisation of Galadriel also gives us an insight into the way they view masculinity, and men in general. They wanted to make her "strong and independent," which in their minds means "acting like a man," and yet, we see none of the courage, wisdom, discipline, and humility we see from Tolkien's male heroes. Instead, she's a selfish, arrogant, overbearing bully, who resorts to threats, and tantrums the moment she doesn't get her way. As far as woke Hollywood is concerned, there are only two kinds of men; Violent, hyper agressive, man-children, and weak, sniveling, cowards.

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +2

      @sonofherne IN VALINOR. Where strife is unknown until Melkor is released and starts working behind the scenes to turn the Noldor against each other and the Valar.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын

      The first episode where she is about to punch some elf-kid in the face...

  • Alma Wade
    Alma Wade 4 ай бұрын +175

    Ok....but can we talk about how well the horses acted. Especially the one that had a burning saddle. Good trainers.

    • Alma Wade
      Alma Wade Ай бұрын

      @Toothless were is the news site that states this?

    • Alma Wade
      Alma Wade 2 ай бұрын

      @Brian there is sensitivity training with fire and such so they don't startle. Like the scenes where horses run over something burning. Who knows I've never really looked it up.

    • Brian
      Brian 3 ай бұрын

      @Rob Haskins Me too. The horse looked way too calm, like a cat running to the sound of a can opening. I don't think the horse really knew it was on fire.

  • Darryl Snow
    Darryl Snow 5 ай бұрын +179

    I love how halfway through the episode not-Gandalf’s vocabulary range is about 5 words, and he pronounces them in the southern Irish accent of the not-hobbits he learned them from. Yet 3 minutes later he speaks perfectly fluently with a Surrey accent.

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      @Brian France and Germany are exactly like this too.

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      @EvilDoresh exactly

    • EvilDoresh
      EvilDoresh 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Σταύρος Δράκος The staff is the key to everything

    • Σταύρος Δράκος
      Σταύρος Δράκος 2 ай бұрын +1

      he touched the staff, you just not paying attention.

    • EvilDoresh
      EvilDoresh 3 ай бұрын +3

      @Brian That's how the old world rolls

  • Uncle Philly
    Uncle Philly 5 ай бұрын +298

    When that old lady asked Galadriel who she was, and she answered “Rey Skywalker”

    • Kiran Giri
      Kiran Giri Ай бұрын

      @durden2480 oo bro so tht one was u hit ny head with ur tv from window😁😁🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      Galadriel Ringbearer

    • Hijory Malterratta
      Hijory Malterratta Ай бұрын +1

      Galadriel who? … Skywalker

    • durden2480
      durden2480 4 ай бұрын +9

      I threw my tv out the window

  • Lukas Szewczyk
    Lukas Szewczyk 5 ай бұрын +391

    What struck me was, that the characters of the show were not talking to each other, not having conversations. They were delivering speeches! How many speeches can one take in a show?!
    The leaving of Frodo girl with Gandalf was dragging impossibly. I almost took a nap - just leave already! Perfect example of an Irish goodbye.

    • sneedler
      sneedler  3 ай бұрын +1

      @Brian exactly! I want the characters to feel fucking human, not like some sort of text to speech, AI generated, forced narrative. Its probably the reason I personally enjoy alot of Scorsese's films. His characters feel alive and the actors who he casts fit the same build and tone of the characters they're trying to portray to the audience. You can have an amazing story, but without the emotion, personality and lack of character development in it, what's the point? 🤷‍♂️

    • Brian
      Brian 3 ай бұрын +2

      @sneedler Yep. A good writer should show, not tell. "The dry leaves swirled in the gutter and his breath frosted in the air..." vs "It was autumn and it was cold outside". That's show vs tell. When the dialogue in a show just hits you over the head all the time versus lulls you into the story, that's a problem, and a symptom of bad writing.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Gork Skoal Really? When? And when the dialogue was long at least it had something to say...not drivel full of modernisms.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын +3

      It's what is known in fiction writing as an 'info dump.' Don't do it.

    • Gork Skoal
      Gork Skoal 4 ай бұрын

      Ummm you forgot LoTR the movie. that was it in a nutshell, just about everyone giving their magnum opus.

  • hex3
    hex3 5 ай бұрын +8921

    Celebrimbor not knowing what an alloy is, and Sauron becoming an evil lord because he got rejected by a woman really shows the level of writing we're on

    • michi veritas
      michi veritas 11 сағат бұрын

      @Wesley Vierra Aye, and the other writings of JRRT collated by his son over the years to contribute the the history/legend🙂

    • Charlie Maniac
      Charlie Maniac 3 күн бұрын

      ​@BengalTigerNYC Well, Melian the Maia married Thingol and they had a daughter. So they might have a concept of sexuality in some way. My guess is that they're all asexual and have no desire for a physical relationship. Many of them experience romantic attraction, but because they're divine beings, Tolkien might not have liked the idea of them experiencing sexual attraction which has been deemed by Christianity as something sinful in general.
      Melian was the only exception because she had a daughter with her husband Thingol while still having a vessel. And this only happened because Tolkien really wanted Luthien (inspired by his wife) to be of divine origin.

    • Gutenbergmuses
      Gutenbergmuses 2 ай бұрын

      @reginald campos oh my God.

    • vlad Stoychev
      vlad Stoychev 2 ай бұрын

      Sauron did not become evil lord because he got rejected. I guess we were watching 2 different shows.

  • SirJoshtheFirst
    SirJoshtheFirst 3 ай бұрын +281

    Plot point: Sauron's whole 'reveal' could have been outplayed if he'd just looked at the parchment and said something along the lines of: "Yeah, that was _a thousand years_ ago. That might seem like a long weekend to you, but it's over 25 generations of us mere mortals. Did you expect us to just remain leaderless for all of time just because that one last king couldn't find himself a queen and 10 minutes of private time in a bedchamber? No. One line of kings ended, so we founded a new one. It's a mortal thing, I guess I can understand it if your immortal mind can't really grapple with having to live with death as a _fact_ of life, not just an unfortunate occasional event, but that's how it goes for us 'lesser races'. Now, are we done here?"

    • HeatherMills' PhantomLimb
      HeatherMills' PhantomLimb 24 күн бұрын +2

      @SirJoshtheFirst Stop thinking! Consume product and get excited for new product!

    • Solaris 32
      Solaris 32 Ай бұрын +3

      Better writing than the whole show combined.

    • dominic allison
      dominic allison 2 ай бұрын +12

      This show acts likes sauron cant lie for some idiotic reason, he could have said anything other than an obvious lie and it would have worked better.

    • genericwhitemale
      genericwhitemale 2 ай бұрын +5

      poor fan fiction

  • Tobias Obermayr
    Tobias Obermayr 3 ай бұрын +195

    I've not watched 1min of this show but the amount of entertainment it has brought me via these reviews is immense. I'm kinda very glad it was made for this reason ^ ^

    • Röderbergis
      Röderbergis 2 ай бұрын

      Same lol

    • SRMoore1178
      SRMoore1178 2 ай бұрын +1

      Same here I have not watched any of it but I can't get enough of these reviews. 10:20 Why is there a statue of the T-1000 from Terminator 2? Are they going to link these two franchises? Screw it, why not?

    • Daniel Zimmerman
      Daniel Zimmerman 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Shannon Brown Walter? Is,that you?

    • Joseph Iudice
      Joseph Iudice 2 ай бұрын +1


    • Shannon Brown
      Shannon Brown 2 ай бұрын +6

      I made it about 30 mins into an episode before I had to turn it off. I was getting flashbacks from nam, and I wasn't even there.

  • Stuart B
    Stuart B 5 ай бұрын +137

    Nobody has mentioned that amazing bit where Sauron reveals himself to Galadriel and turns the camera to discuss FBI crime statistics and the discrimination that men face in the family court system had me in raptures

  • Neki Peh
    Neki Peh 4 ай бұрын +50

    Scene where Galadriel told Sauron "Youre tearing me apart, Lisa" made me laugh and i died right after. Marvelous

  • Erich Tomanek
    Erich Tomanek 3 ай бұрын +210

    It's just so very sad that this series is so very bad.
    It could have been, it should have been, a masterpiece.

    • Amathylar
      Amathylar 2 ай бұрын

      It could not have been - not with Amazon going off the rails into the absolute chaos of woke.

    • ylleba
      ylleba 2 ай бұрын +1

      Yet it was a DOA.

    • T-P NamiNami
      T-P NamiNami 3 ай бұрын +21

      It was stillborn. Never had any chance. A ton of us called it even before it began filming, simply based on interviews by the writers and showrunners.

    • SecondTenns
      SecondTenns 3 ай бұрын +10

      Good would have been enough.

  • Shaylok
    Shaylok 5 ай бұрын +1107

    "A character is only as smart as the person writing them."
    That one sentence alone explains so much.

    • Aleph Kasai
      Aleph Kasai 2 ай бұрын

      A character can be wiser or smarter than their writer but the writer will be in a heck of a bind trying to portray it because it is quite difficult after all. Though it's mostly time consuming rather than something impossible to do.

    • Em Hu
      Em Hu 5 ай бұрын

      Nepotism holds humanity back.

    • emet selch
      emet selch 5 ай бұрын

      I love how this phrase became a clever insult

    • Jakob Lampert
      Jakob Lampert 5 ай бұрын +1

      It’s kinda like saying,” a computer is only as intelligent as it’s programmer.” Same thing.

    • Go away I have comments to make
      Go away I have comments to make 5 ай бұрын

      Reminds me of when I watch something with characters making poor or illogical decisions, and I complain aloud how stupid they are or unlikely it is, and it’s poor writing… And my wife chides me with “We can’t all be as clever as you” or “the story needs to happen” or “if you wrote it, It would be over in the first scene”.

  • RB
    RB 3 ай бұрын +20

    When She-Hulk tore off Voldemort's head and fed it to Shelob, that was truly the moment I realized how strong and how woman she is.

  • Eckhoff
    Eckhoff 3 ай бұрын +121

    The moment where Sauron admitted he was transexual and that he only wanted to make the ring to better be himself a 100% was what I loved the most:) Cheers everyone

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      The ring of power indeed

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +4


    • Dreaming Away
      Dreaming Away 2 ай бұрын +8

      Sauron should wear his ring as a Nose ring and get purple hair

    • Lorenzo Saracino
      Lorenzo Saracino 3 ай бұрын +6

      not ironically, it would have been a much more interesting show lmao

    THE BUTCHER NASSA 3 ай бұрын +14

    When sauron said it's sauroning time and then garadriel challenged him saying no it's galadrieling time and then they sauroned and galadrieled all over the place locked in a death battle, that was pure awesomeness truly magnificent.

  • Arch Little
    Arch Little 3 ай бұрын +102

    The Show-runners were assembled and the youngest brought forth the Script of season one. The most brash among them stood up and proclaimed, “It is a gift. Let us use the Script to slay our critics. We can make season two, “Galadrielle, Attorney at Law.”
    “The Script cannot be used for good. It must be taken deep into Amazon and cast back into the void where returned packages end up. One of you, must do this. “
    “One does not simply march into Amazon. It’s black gates are guarded by more than non-union labor. There is the great Bald Head that is ever watchful. It is a wasteland, riddled with time clocks and conveyers. The very air that you breathe is a demoralizing fume.”
    Nonetheless, nine of these were chosen for the task, a Fellowship of the Show-runners.
    Deep in a dark passage they paused. The young, altruistic Script bearer alerted the wisest of their party that something awful lurked in the darkness.
    “It is the Media. They were treated to the Script long before the rest. They both love and hate it as they worshipped it in solitude. Slowly, it destroyed their integrity. Their Precious.”
    Then a much greater danger arose. “What is this new devilry?”
    The wisest Showrunner exclaimed, “HOT D, fly you fools!” He struggled with the power of House of the Dragons, but fell into darkness.
    Resting in sadness, the bearer of the Script was consoled by a coworker. “This task has been appointed to you. If you do not find a way, then no one will. To be a show-runner at Amazon, is to be alone.”
    The brash Show-runner tried to take the Script, but realized his mistake and submitted a resume to Marvel.
    Finally, the Script bearer resolved to continue his quest alone. However, he was not totally alone. His most loyal companion was by his side, the Super Fan. “ I will never stop, just like my girl Galadriel!”

    • Tad Durrenberger
      Tad Durrenberger 2 ай бұрын +3

      Demoralizing fume….lol😂😂😂…. Like the one from Washington DC

    • Tyler Rust
      Tyler Rust 2 ай бұрын +2

      Thank you for this 😂👌🏽🙏🏼

    • Spectro Electro
      Spectro Electro 3 ай бұрын +4

      @Arch Little you welcome

    • Arch Little
      Arch Little 3 ай бұрын +5

      Thank you much!

    • Spectro Electro
      Spectro Electro 3 ай бұрын +15

      Better written than the show I must say

  • Pramusetya Kanca
    Pramusetya Kanca 3 ай бұрын +15

    "They've awoken their very own drunken Balrog."
    Very nice.

  • CE01
    CE01 5 ай бұрын +1331

    “Evil cannot create anything new, they can only corrupt and ruin what good forces have invented or made." - JRR Tolkien

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major 22 күн бұрын +1

      As I've said elsewhere, "Evil cannot create, only reflect the world we're living in today"

    • Alex S
      Alex S Ай бұрын

      Very poetic and relevant quote

    • Roberto
      Roberto 2 ай бұрын

      uuuuhhh thst hit hard...

    • Do you remeber vodka?
      Do you remeber vodka? 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Jacob C its a fantasy world that doesn't exist. Its not that that deep lmao

  • szabok1999
    szabok1999 4 ай бұрын +32

    I also liked how they rode from MORDOR to EREGION in six days. It took Gandalf three days to get to Minas Tirith from Rohan on the world's fastest horse. At least GOT didn't outright say how impossibly fast the characters travelled.

  • Logical Dude
    Logical Dude 5 ай бұрын +126

    I’m going to ask a serious question here… How did they put $1 billion into this? It looks like something I’d see on the Sci Fi channel 20 years ago.

    • saar144
      saar144 3 ай бұрын +1

      Woah!! Don’t diss Sci-Fi shows from 20 years ago. Farscape is one of the greatest shows of all time.

    • Brian
      Brian 3 ай бұрын +1

      The "powers that be" throw around "billions" and "trillions" nowadays like it's chump change. Meanwhile, if you or I want to remodel our bathroom and want two boards to nail together, we have to take out a loan. If they put billions into this show, then my bathroom is the Taj Mahal.

    • Apache Helicopter
      Apache Helicopter 4 ай бұрын +3

      Money laundering my friend and the Silmarillion is not just notes lmao

    • Gork Skoal
      Gork Skoal 4 ай бұрын +1

      Is that the final figure? or roughly? not surprising. Tolkien's estate are dicks is one part, Christopher Tolkien's blessing to look at his far more talented father's notes (Silmarillion
      Book by J. R. R. Tolkien) is netoriusly expensive, making anything look people in the comment section forget the Silmarilion is nothing more than notes. and. at most bullet points. It was never finished. or likely meant to see the light of day. So yeah, man. not surprising: the CGI actors and blah blah is expensive af. the rights alone dam neer bankrupted jackson, and he was given a tight timeline to do 3 books to movies. Getting much more (almost unlimited?) time? that's going to cost a ton. And Covid didn't do the budget any favors.

  • Chairman Meow
    Chairman Meow 4 ай бұрын +9

    I was just reminded why Boromir's death was so heart-breaking, despite only knowing him for 30 minutes and him being sort of a baddie. What an arc, and Sean Bean was fantastic. Everyone in that movie played the characters flawlessly. By the end of the trilogy, none of the characters are the same as they started. And even a character like Galadriel, who isnt even at the center of the story, is so memorable. My only complaint is that it was a trilogy and not an HBO series like Game of Thrones. Imagine what Peter Jackson could do with more time.

    • Jay Bee
      Jay Bee 3 ай бұрын +3

      We saw what he did with more time when the Hobbit got stretched out to three films. Time is rarely a useful luxury to extend to a director, time limits can be a great way to curb some of their wilder excesses and keep the story on track.

  • Adam Jensen
    Adam Jensen 5 ай бұрын +34

    I made it through 4 episodes, though I was probably scrolling through TikToks for the majority of the 4th. You show remarkable resilience, good sir, for sitting through the whole season. You really took one for the team.

    • Raffalius
      Raffalius 4 ай бұрын +2

      @Christoph Häutle True.

    • Christoph Häutle
      Christoph Häutle 4 ай бұрын +7

      Says alot if TikTok is better than this. A more disrespectful comment could not have been made.

  • Lilith Nerevarine
    Lilith Nerevarine 5 ай бұрын +29

    i have watched the original Jackons movie and read the books at least 30 times in my life. its my absolute "happy" moments, where i can gather strength when all else fails. just one look at the t ROP trailers cemented in me i wont even watch an episode to avoid absolute anger and disappointment. but its fun to look at it from a watered down view from TCD to exausht my minimal interest. thank you for sparing me from suffering.

    • Danmah
      Danmah 4 ай бұрын +3

      spare yourself the boredom and anger. be glad we have the sole takeaway of a few high quality shots of 1st age middle earth. maybe someone else can use them in lore videos that will hold some sort of entertainment value

  • Ale
    Ale 5 ай бұрын +5275

    I love how they tried to make Galadriel "strong" but instead they ended up making her a complete idiot 😂

    • SerenaHahn
      SerenaHahn 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Maya Lewis If Sauron hurt me like that, I'd hunt him down like a crazy person too. This gives a whole new meaning to cate blanchett's response to seeing the Ring in the fellowship 2500 years later. Some wounds never heal, even for an immortal elf

    • Maya Lewis
      Maya Lewis 2 ай бұрын

      fr she was already strong before like terrifyingly strong but here they just made her behave like a spoiled child with anger issues

    • SerenaHahn
      SerenaHahn 2 ай бұрын

      Call Galadriel an idiot? Did Tony Stark invent Ultron? Did Stephen Strange almost nullify the multiverse so Peter Parker can have a girlfriend? #doublestandard
      As for her being "strong," her Powers include:
      Omega Level Enhanced Senses (not just scent and sight, but unless tricked by an immortal Omega Level Maiar like Sauron the Deceiver, otherwise able to literally detect evil at orders of magnitude beyond anything Spiderman’s Spider Sense is remotely capable of)
      Yoda Level Interspecies Empathy (ability to sense the emotional state of not just animals, but even trees)
      Battle Angel Alita Level Limitless Endurance (never sleeps)
      NightCrawler Level superhuman dexterity & agility
      Hawkeye Level marksmanship & ranged combat skills
      Valkyrie Level mounted close combat skills
      Black Widow Level dismounted close combat skills
      Live-Action-Mulan Level Instinctive Reaction (able to automatically dodge and counter oncoming attacks through muscle memory or instinct)
      Wolverine Level Insulated Weather Adaptation (can scale freezing vertical mountains without losing fingers to frostbite)
      Captain America Level Enhanced Pain Threshold (still functional despite pain that would disable a normal human).

    • Eric G
      Eric G 4 ай бұрын +1

      Sounds like she hulk

    • KibyNykraft
      KibyNykraft 4 ай бұрын +2

      The Donald of fiasco TV shows...? 😀😊 The tanned Twitter CEO runner-up at Joe Rogan? The Vladimir P? Forgetful ol' Joe? The finnish young and tough PM with a leather suit at political meetings, losing her USB stick with teenage-style party pics showing her drunk dancing to something worse than Justin Bieber? Actually it's not even funny. Just a tragedy. The world design of the GOP and the commie world.

  • Frank Sz
    Frank Sz 5 ай бұрын +26

    My favorite part was, when Bishop brought down another landing craft from the mothership on orbit, just in time for Ripley to get away from the queen alien.

    • Brian
      Brian 3 ай бұрын +1

      "They mostly come at night, mostly".

  • mobias1616
    mobias1616 5 ай бұрын +11

    If I could sum up my feelings about Rings of Power I would say, "It didn't have to be this way."

  • roger griffin
    roger griffin 4 ай бұрын +9

    I love that fight scene where the guy literally flies apart when he gets hit. I died laughing.

  • English Lady
    English Lady 3 ай бұрын +22

    Those 3 women were meant to be based on the 3 Witches from Macbeth. Now I am thinking this show is an intentional insult to Tolkien, because he hated Shakespeare, but he reserved a special hatred for Macbeth above probably any other Shakespeare play.

    • Tranquil thoughts
      Tranquil thoughts 7 күн бұрын +1

      I don't think the writers have enough skill to think about something like this. I think they just saw the ringwraiths from the jackson movies, thought they are cool and inserted some into their own series regardless of wether this makes any logical sense whatsoever. Seems much more likely to me.

    • Fede98k
      Fede98k 9 күн бұрын

      ​@Clément Travert I don't remember specifically, but I read once that he was dissapointed that the prophecy that "no man born of a women" could kill Macbeth didn't turn out to be a woman, which is from where he got the idea for the Witch King, and the prophecy regarding his eventual demise.

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      I don't give these writers that much credit.

    • Clément Travert
      Clément Travert 2 ай бұрын

      For what reasons he hated Shakespeare ?

    • T
      T 2 ай бұрын +2

      how much do you want to bet that the writers forgot that the witches were from a completely different story?

  • Kasimir den Hertog
    Kasimir den Hertog 3 ай бұрын +69

    Celebrimbor is that guy at work who’s been there for ages and seems to possess all knowledge, until you find out he’s friends with the boss and has been faking it all along

    • Easy Grin
      Easy Grin 3 ай бұрын +6

      What about warrior king Gil Galad being a dress wearing hippie and Galadriels is Joan of arc

  • George Houliaras
    George Houliaras 5 ай бұрын +2375

    I can't believe that the guy we all predicted was Sauron before the show even aired, turned out to be Sauron. Truly a historic day for fiction and entertainment.

    • John Kult
      John Kult 2 ай бұрын

      Shit, I felt the same way about game of Thrones character Arya.
      Ive never read the books and I could tell from light-years away, that she was gonna be the ice king killer.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Przemysław Brzęczyszczykiewicz I hated that line 'I am good.' In fact, I cringed.

    • Przemysław Brzęczyszczykiewicz
      Przemysław Brzęczyszczykiewicz 3 ай бұрын +2

      I really was hoping not Gandalf was going to be actual Sauron and kill the harfoots cause fuck the harfoots. And it would have been a very nice ACTUAL surprise in the plot.
      Nah. Not Gandalf is GOOD. So all is good in the show.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын +3

      I can't believe Sauron, an acolyte of Morgoth, a fallen angel like Satan, is portrayed early on as a sarcastic dude who just slopes around the place, trading barbs with Galadriel.

    • Will
      Will 4 ай бұрын +1

      Let me guess, Sauron WASNT diversified.

  • Uddelhexe
    Uddelhexe 3 ай бұрын +27

    The laughter that escaped my mouth every time he says "not-Sauron"...XD

  • XP900
    XP900 3 ай бұрын +7

    My favorite part was when Sauron said "It's Saurin time" and Saured all over Uncle Ben.

  • laryco
    laryco 3 ай бұрын +52

    Just had a brain blast…these are Santa’s elves mistakenly cast in the wrong show

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      "Idiot mc squishy face" Elrond was terrible.

    • sonofherne
      sonofherne 3 ай бұрын +9

      MY OH was watching it last night. He said 'These are the ugliest elves I've ever seen.'

  • Kaiser Ironclad Chad
    Kaiser Ironclad Chad 3 ай бұрын +17

    Before watching this series, I did not think that Sauron would show up at all in season 1 because I was told Sauron got no screen time in all of cinema except a few minutes in Shadow of War and some seconds in the trilogy and in the prologue for this show. As a result, I never bothered to look for or predict what character might be Sauron.

  • insperatus
    insperatus 5 ай бұрын +14

    Then Sauron held the sword aloft shouting, "Thundercats! Thundercats! Thudercats! Hoooooo!" And Galadrial squealed, "I'll be your Thundercats ho, baby!"

  • JW Fas
    JW Fas 5 ай бұрын +1650

    The ROP writers turned out to be way more talented than we gave them credit. They managed to make the protagonists more unlikeable than Sauron. That takes skill.

    • oldspice051
      oldspice051 2 ай бұрын +1

      Hey, looking at it, the orcs are the only loyal, honest group in this whole show so far.

    • Steve Rogers
      Steve Rogers 4 ай бұрын

      @Mac Brown ❤your comment!

  • Benoît Coste
    Benoît Coste 3 ай бұрын +17

    As a non native English speaker, I found it adequate to learn the word "simpleton" here. RoP and Simpleton are now forever bound in my brain.

  • Khelouch
    Khelouch 2 ай бұрын +3

    This is a masterpiece of an insult. It's beautiful. This man sat for absolute hours, furiously crafting this 100% accurate summary of sins of these fools. While my knowledge of deeper lore of Tolkien is on the casual side and i didn't even catch quite a few of them... i understand completely. I am Polish and have been a fan of Sapkowski's work since i was about 10 i think? I believe these people used to be quietly executed untill maybe a few hundred years ago. Truly great video and thank you

  • Apache Helicopter
    Apache Helicopter 4 ай бұрын +12

    I loved this series. When Galadriel got the Delorean to 88mph I queefed with joy. Her stunning braveness brought tears of diversity to my eyes.

  • Jonathan Martin-Ives
    Jonathan Martin-Ives 3 ай бұрын +2

    Having almost finished my adventure into indie filmmaking, I support your efforts. It is very daunting to put anything together with little or no resource💸

  • Rid Nolan
    Rid Nolan 4 ай бұрын +11

    "Anyway, it's time to grit our teeth and push this turd out." lol...that line killed me.

  • calrus93
    calrus93 5 ай бұрын +876

    "So focused on an audience that doesn't exist" - absolutely NAILED it with that remark.

    • Shau Hame
      Shau Hame 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Dflaming 1 Noy gonna lie, you had me in the first half lol

    • Durt The Elder
      Durt The Elder 5 ай бұрын

      @calrus93 was it confirmed gandalf?

    • calrus93
      calrus93 5 ай бұрын +3

      @Durt The Elder I thought the same about Halbrand when he looked at the forge in Numenor. I thought "surely it's not that obvious... this must be to throw me off." But it would appear that sometimes it is genuinely THAT obvious. It's 100% Gandalf mate, sorry to break it to you.

    • Durt The Elder
      Durt The Elder 5 ай бұрын

      I don't think the start was as bad as the drinker talks about it to be
      but thinking back the final is prob as bad as he talks it to be
      and my hope is that because they just called the wizard guy a wizard
      it's not gandalf

  • Attila Pálmai
    Attila Pálmai 4 ай бұрын +6

    For me its a perfect summary of a show ive never seen and never will. Thank you sir, i laughed a LOT :D you have saved hours of my life with this. :)

  • manalivestudios
    manalivestudios 2 ай бұрын +1

    good luck with rogue elements. seem to always be on the same page when it comes to film/show reviews, and come from the same neck of the woods, so excited to see what you produce. also happy to help if you ever need it.

  • Mridul Shrivastava
    Mridul Shrivastava 4 ай бұрын +6

    I genuinely pissed myself when Galadriel Unleashed a bunch of wild animals on an Orc function just to save a little girl.

  • Beau Dyer
    Beau Dyer Ай бұрын

    You hit the nail on the head mate and good luck with your short film looking forward to watching it

  • djkil624
    djkil624 3 ай бұрын +2

    The part where vice-admiral Galadriel flew her ship at Lightspeed and took out all of the 1st Order ships!!! That was truly inspirational.

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +1

      I mean, on the bright side, compared to Guyladriel Admiral Holdo seems like a completely competent and effective leader.

  • MasterBata
    MasterBata 5 ай бұрын +2767

    The moment Sauron whispered in Galadriel's ear "I am a feminist" was so beautiful, I cried.

    • Brian
      Brian 3 ай бұрын

      @D5280 Did this seriously happen? I've read hundreds of fantasy books, and the Tolkien books were the first and still reign as the best. I can't bring myself to watch this show, so I'm seriously just wondering if you're BSing me.

    • Doodle Bob
      Doodle Bob 5 ай бұрын +2

      @mad max You could be, just ditch your life goals and sense of dignity.

    • John Matthews
      John Matthews 5 ай бұрын

      @James Thomas Well, we are in agreement and can all sympathise with Sauron now as by your allegory (Tolkein HATED allegory, btw) has clearly been lied about in history, mis-understood. And if Hell-Brandon and the Orcs deserves their own homeland without undesirable and hostile invaders present so do the Europeans!

  • Arnold Teras
    Arnold Teras 5 ай бұрын +9

    Guys, why are some people still defending this show? I don't see how even from a very generous perspective, this show is more than an "average" at best. It's not just a bunch of old Tolkien fans, I'm in my 20s, and I thought the show was one of the least engaging and interesting ones produced over the past two decades. Those of you who like the show...tell me WHAT exactly did you "like" about Rings of Power? I honestly can't understand. o_O

  • Bacher108
    Bacher108 4 ай бұрын +2

    Galadriel staring off into the distance with that half baked twitchy blinking stare that she does, is exactly how I feel every time I watch this show.

  • Adamphibia Kalboonchuy
    Adamphibia Kalboonchuy 3 ай бұрын +15

    6:29-6:53 🤣That was so funny, I just HAD to pause this video to laugh at that nonsense for a full minute. Thank you for making your review of The Rings of Power miles more amusing to watch than The Rings of Power itself. December 9, 2022, 8:40pm

    • Santiago Gomez
      Santiago Gomez 2 ай бұрын

      Ngl this is one of the few that I really didn’t understand why it’s bad.

  • Ric Walker
    Ric Walker 5 ай бұрын +4

    I am actually guilty of not thinking Halbrand being Sauron because i was convinced that he genuinely wanted a new beginning and coerced by strong woman to play King and that leads him in season 2 down the path of taking a human Ring and becoming a Nazgul. Wouldnt that have been a nice plotline? Seeing one of the actual few likeable characters steering down this dark path?
    They sadly made it obvious that he is gandalf in the last episode with the blatant line theft. i still hoped he would have turned out to be Saruman when Istari was dropped. because we knew he came first and i cant remember when. so at least for me that could have been plausible.
    But the writing of that two guys really was criminal.

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын

      And Gandalf was said (in the essay in Unfinished Tales) to have been the last Istar to arrive. He didn't want to go at first, saying he was afraid of Sauron, but Manwe, who had nominated him, convinced him to do it.

  • Crooked Paths
    Crooked Paths 2 ай бұрын +1

    Ah well, I got halfway through the first episode; so credit to you for sticking with it in order to write a review.
    Now I know I’m not missing anything.

  • ғLxᴛɪᴄᴀʟ
    ғLxᴛɪᴄᴀʟ 5 ай бұрын +4105

    I'm a huge Tolkien fan. That being said, I can proudly say I've never watched a single episode of this. Thank you Drinker for your insight.
    Aw, it seems I've triggered a few snowflakes. 😂😂

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      @ғLxᴛɪᴄᴀʟ" You have not see what I have seen"

    • Saro v
      Saro v 4 ай бұрын

      Imo the whole lotr shit is overrated i personally likd hobbit story more evntho it too is mediocre at best but rop is awful i just watched this shit from torrent none of money also going to them

    • Drum Lessons
      Drum Lessons 4 ай бұрын +1

      The real question is: Which is WORSE: Rings or Kenobi?

    • Danmah
      Danmah 4 ай бұрын

      @Lowkey Lokii while ill agree the 100% negative review approach makes it seem unrealistic, i can count the "good" scenes (or watchable i should say) on one hand. theres a reason amazon had to disable user reviews. it really is that bad. and even harder to defend

  • Nick's Place
    Nick's Place 3 ай бұрын +4

    but.....why do boats float ?
    yeah the moment i heard that line i went cross eyed and nearly became brain dead from the stunning and brave writing

  • Fragtore
    Fragtore 5 ай бұрын +1

    Amazing. Putting words on all my disappointment. Good luck with your short film!

  • Um yes
    Um yes 3 ай бұрын +9

    Well, I've summoned the courage to go straight to the final episode of series one. I'm 8:46 in (swim).
    So far it's like a perfume advert meets a SNL faux pas.
    I'm glad I've saved my time.

  • Redd Herod
    Redd Herod 3 ай бұрын +2

    I think the heart of a lot of this show's problem - as mentioned in your video - is that the world of LOTR just doesn't make for good television. Characters in Tolkein's work have grand, decided and archetypal cores. Yeah, they have individual personalities, wants and goals, but ultimately they start the story already representing what they end up as at the end. It's what makes their journeys epic and their successes and failures all the more profound and sustaining - they represent something greater then themselves. Their characters are tied to the execution of the single, overarching goal of the series; destroy the one ring. Everyone knows the goal very early on in the story and it doesn't change throughout the whole darn thing. This constancy of intent is what makes the whole story work so well. There's no twists, no mystery boxes, no hidden identities (none that change the ultimate drive of the story, at least). Everything works as one, everything is part of the single, overarching journey. That's what made it a great trilogy - it had a beginning, middle and end that was inescapably bound all together in one sweet, singular package.
    Television doesn't really work like that - at least, not shows that I have watched. Game of Thrones worked (at least before season 6) because its world was more...well....just sort of there. Existing in a holding pattern of equal opportunity uncertainty. All its characters were capable of dying suddenly, violently and for no greater reason than being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Disease, accidents, miscommunication and straight up bad luck were all things that had frighteningly powerful potential to reshape the plot whenever and wherever it liked. Nobody was guaranteed any narrative closure and that's why I liked it so much. I found myself liking it all the more when my expectations were undercut. Characters could surprise me with unexpected moments of cruelty and decency and I'd feel equally enthused at their journey. That's what makes good television, in my opinion. And Lord of the Rings doesn't really work like that. Nobody bones in Middle-Earth. Nobody swears, or gets constipated or dies via boar-mauling during a routine hunt.
    Bah, I digress. Great video, drinker. It's a shame that so much money was thrown at something that had a bad foundation beneath it even before it started.

  • Christopher Edwards
    Christopher Edwards 3 ай бұрын +8

    They should have just made their own fantasy series (with blackjack, and hookers!) for all the money they dumped into this.

  • SeanFication
    SeanFication 5 ай бұрын +1866

    Aragorn is actually the lovechild of Sauron and Galadriel's doomed love affair. This sets up the epic scene in LOTR where Sauron utters the immortal words, "Aragorn, I am your father!"

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +1

      @david j w bailey Even that is very problematic given their timeline. When Tolkien suggested that the Blue Wizards might have been sent in the Second Age, they would have been sent in response to Sauron's destruction or Eregion and conquest/enslavement of most of Middle-earth. In the show, not-Gandalf is sent before Sauron reappears. Eonwe and the Valar didn't even bother to look for Sauron when he snuck off after the War of Wrath, why would they send an embodied Maia for a war that hadn't even begun yet and no one knew was going to happen?

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +1

      @THE REAL ZENFORCE That's in this timeline. Before we got Mandela'd he totally said "Luke, I am your father" - jut like Kirk said "Beam me up, Scotty".

    • RekeBear
      RekeBear 5 ай бұрын

      "Search your feelings. You know it to be true!!!"🥸

  • RyuuHou22
    RyuuHou22 3 ай бұрын +92

    You know what I love the most...Amazon still has to...HAS TO...make four more seasons of this shit.

    • Tom van Daalen
      Tom van Daalen Ай бұрын

      @Zach and tell us, Zach, what other languages can you speak? Besides your native tongue.

    • Cosmic Wonders
      Cosmic Wonders 2 ай бұрын +3

      What's funny is that people will actually watch it knowing it is bad. Which means their ratings justify what they've created. We vote with our dollars and views people. Just stop watching it.

    • True Snuh
      True Snuh 2 ай бұрын


    • Starkai
      Starkai 2 ай бұрын +3

      @TheLawEnforcerHD lol the show wasn’t even on the Nielsen rankings after episode 3 released. It wasn’t just a minority of of women hating neckbeards that tuned out. Find another angle, bro.

    • RyuuHou22
      RyuuHou22 2 ай бұрын +3

      @TheLawEnforcerHD Whatever you say, walking catchphrase.

  • This Guy
    This Guy 3 ай бұрын +7

    “That’s looks cool, let’s do that” is the theme of this entire series.

  • John Pelosi
    John Pelosi 2 ай бұрын

    This is one of my real favorite of your criticisms, it is spot on, thank you.

  • kanketsu52
    kanketsu52 4 ай бұрын +2

    Watching the Drinker reviews is about the closest I get to watching movies and TV these days.

  • James D
    James D 5 ай бұрын

    Couldn't have said it better myself. Superb video!

  • NorwayBall
    NorwayBall 5 ай бұрын +1428

    It was so inspirational and brave when Galadriel said ''Welcome to Jurassic park'', and then flew off on her broomstick and won the Triwizard cup

    • Arvindh Mani
      Arvindh Mani 3 ай бұрын +2

      Actually she leapt off a cliff and flew on her paraglider.

    • Takuan Soho
      Takuan Soho 3 ай бұрын +5

      Aaah, I think you mixed up with the moment when Doc Brown watch Luke jump from the helicopter and say : "- He's the one."

    • Danny Boy
      Danny Boy 4 ай бұрын +9

      Yeah and it's crazy how in the finale, Dumbledore's force ghost appeared to her and told her dad was on a hunting trip and hasn't been home in a few days and then carry on my wayward sun starts playing as they both ride off in a 67 impala

    • whisper of the worm
      whisper of the worm 4 ай бұрын +11

      The said "Jesse we need to cook"

    • Marcus Rech
      Marcus Rech 4 ай бұрын +19

      Shes also trisexual

  • Jeff Power
    Jeff Power 5 ай бұрын +3

    The Silmarillion would’ve been a great show as it is written like little vignettes that tell a larger story. The ROP really missed the boat on this one.

    • EvilDoresh
      EvilDoresh 5 ай бұрын

      They don't have the rights for that.
      Pretty sure they just bought the absolute minimum for them being able to slap that coveted "Lord of the Rings" name onto the show.

  • Alejandro Escobar
    Alejandro Escobar 5 ай бұрын +3

    Regarding the king's portrait; how talented you will have to be to draw somebody's portrait from one side of the bed whilst you are sitting on the opposite side? that kind of skill is definitely from out of this world!!😮😮😮

  • Theron Gilliland, Jr.
    Theron Gilliland, Jr. 3 ай бұрын +5

    I have no idea why they didn't show their TV series to an actual serious fan before releasing it.

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major 20 күн бұрын

      ​@Bruce Tucker Their ego forbid them and act like a shield against criticism. They can't conceive that what they produce is boring.

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +3

      Because they didn't want to hear any criticism. Everyone who had any background with Tolkien who was involved got fired or quit early in the production because no one wanted their input, they just wanted yes-men. It's a massive problem with corporate culture in general.

    • ᏟᎻᎪT ᎷᎬ ON TᎬᏞᎬGRᎪᎷ @TheCritical_Drinker
      ᏟᎻᎪT ᎷᎬ ON TᎬᏞᎬGRᎪᎷ @TheCritical_Drinker 3 ай бұрын


  • Dairy Dregone
    Dairy Dregone 4 ай бұрын +2

    This show makes the Hobbit trilogy, the Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War look amazing

    • Ooguro Ryuujin
      Ooguro Ryuujin 4 ай бұрын

      Come on now shadow of mordor is already amazing on it's own even it's not canon. Tho i can't say in War because of what happen to talion.

  • Jeff Davies
    Jeff Davies 4 ай бұрын +2

    *Capt Bucky O'Hare* says in his reply that Sean Bean had about 25 minutes of screen time in 'Fellowship', And in those 25 minutes he became my favourite character, I am a 62 year-old bloke and I definitely chocked up when he said, "I would have followed you, my brother, my captain, my king." And nonmatter how many times I watch these films, and it's a lot, it gets me every time. I agree with everything he wrote in his reply, I was for some reason unable to leave a reply on his excellent reply.

  • Tychodragon
    Tychodragon 5 ай бұрын +608

    I find it amazing that a huge amount of people like myself likely watched these videos and didn't even bother watching rings of power itself

    • Tychodragon
      Tychodragon 2 ай бұрын

      @Spider it will always be a marketable franchise "good things always come again" as i would imagine Gandalf saying.

    • Spider
      Spider 2 ай бұрын +1

      I am too big of a fan to watch Amazon ruin everything I love about LoTR.

    • PhilfreezeCH
      PhilfreezeCH 5 ай бұрын

      The show is just so god damn boring, the visuals are great but that is literally it, I just couldn't be fucked to watch it.

    • Fylgija
      Fylgija 5 ай бұрын +2

      @Hanskah ROP just made me bored enough that I couldn't follow the plot because my mind kept wandering. She-Hulk will fill you with genuine rage that such a level of stupidity could be made mainstream.

  • S B
    S B 2 ай бұрын +1

    The sunrise call-out was hilarious. Well done.

  • Beebester
    Beebester 3 ай бұрын +15

    I've never heard it all told so well. U so vividly paint a bold picture of Rings of Power's Sucky-ness it's just amazing. Hat's off my friend.

  • MrDeadfrog
    MrDeadfrog 4 ай бұрын +1

    I wish i had my shit together enough to donate and help support your film making endeavor, the best i can do is to comment and like , and wish you the best of luck. Show 'em what a good story is :)

  • Cyberian Wolf
    Cyberian Wolf 3 ай бұрын +10

    Love your commentary!🥰

  • Poll Mak
    Poll Mak 4 ай бұрын

    Magnificent review. Thank you for saving me time watching this show. You once again prove that the Book is indeed better!

  • Senator Armstrong
    Senator Armstrong 5 ай бұрын +1500

    "There's no nuance or layers to their personalities."
    Because this show has to reflect the world we live in today.

    • The Chad Pad
      The Chad Pad 2 ай бұрын

      @Bruce Tucker And they expect no more either!

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын

      The Modern Audience expects no less!

    • William Conto
      William Conto 5 ай бұрын

      @Michael McPhail nope. It still clash with the worldbuilding and the intricate logic of the society… but… at least the scripts are miles better, and yeah, a few of the included actors are that good (Corlys).

    • The Chad Pad
      The Chad Pad 5 ай бұрын

      @PhantomMonkey2008 that is true! I think I’ve seen some bits of corn in this too!

    • PhantomMonkey2008
      PhantomMonkey2008 5 ай бұрын +1

      @The Chad Pad Don’t insult crap like that. There are plenty of layers. Have you ever eaten corn?

  • Anne Wild
    Anne Wild 4 ай бұрын +2

    I still can't believe they are airing sloppy fanfiction on big streaming sites and want us to ditch the originals for them.

  • AJR22
    AJR22 3 ай бұрын +2

    Always nice to see someone put their money where their mouth is! Best of luck with the film!

  • BigPapaNacho
    BigPapaNacho 5 ай бұрын +7

    I liked the part where Frodo said it’s Ringling time

    • Ricardo666
      Ricardo666 2 ай бұрын

      @Pagan Fears
      Yes, it was.
      You're not funny.

    • Pagan Fears
      Pagan Fears 5 ай бұрын

      Not funny

  • MendingWall2
    MendingWall2 Ай бұрын

    Thanks for the info and entertainment, Drinker!

  • BigTuna9
    BigTuna9 5 ай бұрын

    I still cant beleive they actually put that horse scene in. She basically loses balance to one side, flails on the side of the horse, and then swings upward about as hard as it would take to open a letter 🤣. A Billion Dollars!

  • sam e
    sam e 5 ай бұрын +973

    We all owe Drinker the utmost gratitude for subjecting himself to this filth so we didn't have to. Thank you, Drinker

    • dasuberpanda
      dasuberpanda 5 ай бұрын

      Alan J why? Whats going on im so confused

    • Nixon & Agnew Reviews
      Nixon & Agnew Reviews 5 ай бұрын

      Have you guys seen the Sarcastic Plot Recap vid that dropped last night for the finale? Omg they eviscerated it lol They picked up on the same Halbrand/Celebrimbor moment but also a lot of other things that Drinker didn't cover.
      Still, great vids and content in this community man!!

    • Arthur of Pembroke
      Arthur of Pembroke 5 ай бұрын

      It is a debt that can never be repaid.

    • Luke Robertson
      Luke Robertson 5 ай бұрын

      @griffy ye how many profiles have you made at this point? I want the fax.

    • Minato D Roger
      Minato D Roger 5 ай бұрын


  • None yabis
    None yabis 2 ай бұрын

    Great review as always.

  • Hurin Thalion11
    Hurin Thalion11 4 ай бұрын +2

    this guy is being polite with these episodes

  • Witcher john
    Witcher john 3 ай бұрын +2

    That’s tragic
    I only watched the first 2 episodes and I couldn’t continue
    They should be ashamed of themselves for destroying this world

  • Ronin Bhaal
    Ronin Bhaal 5 ай бұрын

    Couldn't have put it better myself. Respect.

  • josiah harder
    josiah harder 5 ай бұрын +1

    Female Frodo and female Sam hahaha that's exactly how I felt. They failed tremendously at creating characters with the same emotional connection as the trilogy

  • Rogue Fox
    Rogue Fox 5 ай бұрын +482

    Sauron was basically the only likable character in this story thanks to Amazon, he wanted to live a peaceful life and mend the damage he did as the Dark Lord but thanks to Galadriel constantly using him and then rejecting him; he’s going to go back to the old ways and try to conquer Middle Earth once more.
    Then again if he does manage to put the Harfoots on the endangered species list, he would have unironically done more good for that world than Galadriel did throughout the entire season.

    • Bruce Tucker
      Bruce Tucker 2 ай бұрын +2

      Of course that completely contradicts everything the books say about Sauron. He HAD the chance to repent and try to make amends at the end of the First Age but refused.

    • Srichael
      Srichael 2 ай бұрын

      @Ken Havens He didn't fool all the Elves.
      In the book, Elrond and Galadriel never trusted Annatar going as far to not let him in their kingdoms as well as warn Celebrimbor about him.
      Celebrimbor wasn't so much fooled as too eager to know more knowledge without asking why it was being given in the first place.

    • Womenhave HiveMind
      Womenhave HiveMind 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Ken Havens Now sauron is pathetic 💀💀💀

    • Ken Havens
      Ken Havens 5 ай бұрын

      to be fair, Tolkein wrote Sauron as a very charismatic and likeable person during the 2nd age. he was able to fool the elves, it is there in the outline of the SA.

    • Womenhave HiveMind
      Womenhave HiveMind 5 ай бұрын

      @Mr Wibble They made sauron cuckhold 💀💀.
      l think he has 0 villain effect on screen if the story is like this

  • NegatingSilence
    NegatingSilence 5 ай бұрын

    I will absolutely support your short film if you own up to any failings in it and give it a critical drinker review that includes the most common criticisms.

  • Roland Ruesch
    Roland Ruesch 4 ай бұрын +1

    This show seems like the one I wanted to write, after I read Lord of the Ring when I was 14 years old. Now I regret that I gave up on it instead of finishing it and sell it to Amazon. I would ne so rich today.