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Reckall:
…And it is not a pretty sight.

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

This is the unbelievable direct quote from the show’s creators:

“Can we come up with the novel Tolkien never wrote and do it as the mega-event series that could only happen now?”

Well… yes, you can: just don’t call it “The Lord of the Rings” and set it in a world of your own creation. Because, make no mistake: I would be happy to check out a show within these characters. I have nothing against a Elven Joan of Arc - she has the potential to be as cool as fuck, just don’t call her Galadriel.

Elrond is simply not Elrond, and I’m not talking only about the actor: the very description of the character has nothing to do with the original character.

Black elves, black dwarves women without beard… the whole enchilada.

They knew so well how Tolkien’s fans would have reacted that they trotted out the usual mantras (“Toxic fans, misogynistic viewers, literally the Hitlerjugend…”) before the readers could even overcome the shock and comment.

At the end it is always the same story: they want to do the “show for contemporary sensibilities” but they are scared by the idea of letting go of the BIG NAME and come up with their own franchise. Lovecraft, Star Wars, Foundation… Every time the fiasco has been hard. Be ready for “The small percentage of toxic fans that in the millions guaranteed the sinking of this dreck” too.

Shrieking Banshee:

--- Quote from: Reckall on February 11, 2022, 05:25:19 PM ---At the end it is always the same story: they want to do the “show for contemporary sensibilities” but they are scared by the idea of letting go of the BIG NAME and come up with their own franchise.

--- End quote ---
This comes from a profound misunderstanding of SJW principles. SJWs have a 'we wuz robbed' view of the world and history. In their mind, Tolkien being loved came at the expense of a rightful love of a black ladies series of books, that should have existed. LotR's is a USERPER from the rightful way history should have been.
They see it as righting a historical wrong. Adding all the black ladies that SHOULD have been there. They are in fact the rightful owners of that property, and are fixing it.

The wrong will not have been fixed until LotR is forgotten and 'Trans of the Shlongs' is #1. Either LoTRs is tarnished, and thats a win, or LotR becomes TotS, another win.

Ratman_tf:
I had a zen moment during one of the Hobbit movies where they were talking about fish politics, and my brain broke. I suddenly let go of caring about these adaptations and said to myself "Why not?"

Genderswap and race swap* all the characters. I don't care. Put robots and cybernetics and a few motorcycles in there for good measure.

Why not?

*Gender and race swapping doesn't bother me. The woke mania about race and gender does.

oggsmash:
   Spending that kind of money on something that out of gate snubs millions and millions of fans lets me know agenda first, business a distant second.  I get that JJ Abrams clones really want to "make their mark", but maybe, just maybe...start with lots of lower budget projects and PRODUCE SOMETHING GOOD OF YOUR OWN first? 

VisionStorm:

--- Quote from: Shrieking Banshee on February 11, 2022, 06:03:35 PM ---
--- Quote from: Reckall on February 11, 2022, 05:25:19 PM ---At the end it is always the same story: they want to do the “show for contemporary sensibilities” but they are scared by the idea of letting go of the BIG NAME and come up with their own franchise.

--- End quote ---
This comes from a profound misunderstanding of SJW principles. SJWs have a 'we wuz robbed' view of the world and history. In their mind, Tolkien being loved came at the expense of a rightful love of a black ladies series of books, that should have existed. LotR's is a USERPER from the rightful way history should have been.
They see it as righting a historical wrong. Adding all the black ladies that SHOULD have been there. They are in fact the rightful owners of that property, and are fixing it.

The wrong will not have been fixed until LotR is forgotten and 'Trans of the Shlongs' is #1. Either LoTRs is tarnished, and thats a win, or LotR becomes TotS, another win.

--- End quote ---

Pretty much. Not to mention that actually creating a new property, as opposed to stealing taking an existing one "back" for the people and "sUbVeRtInG" it, takes creative talent and dedication.

The fact that people are even discussing this is already a "win" for them, because causing "discomfort" in presumed "white people" is primarily what this is all about, and taking delight in that discomfort is all the pleasure they really want to get out of this series. This isn't about creating a “show for contemporary sensibilities”, but destroying an existing franchise in order to push a political agenda NO ONE enjoys, themselves included (they just enjoy pissing in other people's cereal).

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