Mon. Oct 3rd, 2022

The situation is now sadly common: a blockbuster hits the screen, and features such as the presence of women or racial diversity are disliked by a sector of the Internet that seeks to spoil its reception. Review bombing consists of several users mobilizing to publish negative reviews or criticisms in the main Internet aggregators, sometimes without having seen it or even resorting to accounts created specifically for the occasion. In the last days she hulk has been the subject of similar operations (as illustrated by the contrast between 88% of positive reviews from the press versus 36% from the audience), while The preynew installment of Predatorgenerated fierce anger at the expense of its feminine protagonism. So the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power it looked come Trailers for the Amazon series featured a much more diverse cast, with women and people of color in roles not typically provided by adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkienand shortly after the first two episodes premiered this Friday we found ourselves with a well-known image in Rotten Tomatoes: 87% of positive evaluations by the critics, compared to the 3. 4% of the audience. Here is the reason why, from one moment to another, Amazon has decided to suspend the votes of the rings of power, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The suspension will last 72 hours; that is, the entire opening weekend. This is supposed to be a measure that Amazon incorporated earlier this summer for all its productions (it happened with the premiere of the series They give the blow), but the expectation aroused by The Rings of Power has brought it to the forefront. Amazon has frozen, therefore, any new rating in the review aggregators until it can ensure the legitimacy of each review, discarding all those written by trolls or by users who intend to sink the reception of the series with their review bombing. Reviews of The Rings of Power have been generally good, praising its production design, though less enthusiastic opinions have not been lacking.

Final trailer for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'

Opinions that, in any case, distance themselves from the anger of other users. There were those who questioned the effort to reflect “the current policy” in a story “which was already written and should not have been sullied” (although The Rings of Power, as a matter of rights, is not based on any specific work by Tolkien). “Reflecting the diversity of the world in Middle-earth is an odd goal, perhaps good for marketing, but clearly more important than making a workable TV series”another user complained. IMDb is an aggregator that, despite being owned by Amazon, has not been subject to suspension. This system currently has more positive reviews, but a great polarization continues to be perceived: the series has indistinctly achieved the best possible score, or the worse. The rings of power, which comes to streaming with ways to hold an intense battle with the house of the dragon on HBO Max, is developed by J. D. Payne Y patrick mckay, and part with the aim of extending to five seasons. Five seasons that are going to cost Amazon a million, which is why you want to minimize any avoidable damage on social networks.

Image from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'.

Lindsey Weberproducer of the series, defended at the time the diversity exhibited by the casting. “It seemed natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work would reflect what the world is really like. Tolkien is for everyone”. Meanwhile Mariana Rios Maldonadoa Tolkien scholar, wonders uneasily at the review bombing phenomenon “Who are these people who feel so threatened or disgusted by the idea of ​​an elf being black or Latino or Asian?”Do you want to be up to date with all the latest movies and series? Sign up to our newsletter.