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Amazon and Lord of the Rings

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So I discovered that Amazon will be producing a Lord of the Rings prequel series. I have mixed opinions. In more short form I don't know how well they can pull if off.

In my own humble opinion a story centered on Aragorn as a prequel would be a disaster. However, one centered on say, Faramir and Boromir (and other secondary characters) could easily take off and do well. 

Do any other Tolkien fans have an opinion?

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They should do a spin-off centered on Bolg.

Seriously though, I'm carefully optimistic. Want to hear more about it before placing judgement.

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1 hour ago, Toaster Retribution said:

They should do a spin-off centered on Bolg.

Seriously though, I'm carefully optimistic. Want to hear more about it before placing judgement.

Hmmm, an orc centered story would be interesting.

I tend to look warily on prequel material though, so we shall see.

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I'm pretty much done with Tolkien in all his forms right now. It was a fun ride, plenty of memories, but we just grow apart! 

Also, I feel this is turning more into Tolkien parody than Tolkien adaptation. Kinda like what Smallville did to Superman. 

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honestly, what I want is a mini-series on the Silmarillion.  The Fall of Fingolfin, Beren and Luthien, The Fall of Gondolin are all stories that deserve a visual, at least imo they do. 

I'm withholding judgment on this till we have more details.  That's not enough to go on with right now.  If they try to make it GoT: the LOTR edition I'm out.

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36 minutes ago, Mulk said:

honestly, what I want is a mini-series on the Silmarillion.  The Fall of Fingolfin, Beren and Luthien, The Fall of Gondolin are all stories that deserve a visual, at least imo they do. 

I'm withholding judgment on this till we have more details.  That's not enough to go on with right now.  If they try to make it GoT: the LOTR edition I'm out.

Agreed. Trying to ape Game of Thrones by making it a "Darker Edgier Lord of the Rings" it would be a scandalous waste.

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15 minutes ago, Steeldancer said:

No. They'll mess it up

I would agree in all respects unless they did it on a. Balin and Moria, b. Boromir, or c. Glorfindel.

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What I would like to see is more info on Mordor/Angmar/orcs, but in more Tolkien-friendly spirit than the likes of Shadow of Mordor. I love the game, but the things they do there aren't really connected to Tolkiens Middle-Earth, at times.

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