Amazon’s $1 billion gamble on ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has failed to impress Elon Musk.
Amazon’s $1 billion gamble on ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has failed to impress Elon Musk. The 50-hour television series, that debuted globally on Prime Video Friday, delves into a journey of the events that happened thousands of years before the Third Age described in JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy novels.
It was a risk touching the universe created by Tolkien in his hugely-beloved trilogy and its subsequent big-screen adaptations, so much so that after Amazon got involved in the project, top boss Jeff Bezos’ son requested him to not “eff this up.” It’s not clear what the younger Bezos makes of the LOTR prequel, but Tesla chief Elon Musk took no prisoners in his takedown of The Rings of Power.
“Tolkien is turning in his grave,” the billionaire tweeted Monday.
“Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both,” he said in a follow-up tweet. “Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.”
Tolkien is turning in his grave
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2022