Prequel series of ‘Lord of the Rings’ praised as ‘masterpiece’

Reuters :
The long-awaited ‘The Lord of the Rings’ prequel, ‘The Rings of Power,’ received widespread praise from television critics, with most reviews applauding the plot, visuals and cinematography of the first two episodes.
The show is based on appendices in J R R Tolkien’s original ‘The Lord of the Rings’ novels and is set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ novels and films.
Exploring Middle-earth’s Second Age, the series from Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) Prime Video uncovers the story behind the forging of the rings and tells of an alliance formed between elves and men to fight an ancient evil. ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,’ which debuts on the streaming service on Friday, scored an 84 per cent positive rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website among 136 reviews of early installments.