The Rings of Power for parents: 3 minutes to learn all about the series The…

Everything you need to know about the “Lord of the Rings” saga, adapted as a trilogy by Peter Jackson, and the subject of a series adaptation by Amazon Prime Video: “The Rings of Power”.

Twenty years after the trilogy of peter jacksonand ten years after that of Hobbitthe universe of the Lord of the Rings is the subject of a new adaptation with the series Rings of Powerto follow every Friday exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video platform.

Set several millennia before the adventures of The Fellowship of the Ringthis series presents itself both as an exploration of the origins of the Story of Frodo and the One Ring, but also as a new gateway to discover the fantastic universe imagined by the British writer JRR Tolkien.

While it could soon be the subject of fiery debates in playgrounds, here is why, in our opinion, the series can be seen with children, but under certain conditions.

What is it about ?

Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the Elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking isle kingdom of Númenor, and to the farthest reaches of the world, these kingdoms and characters will build legends that will continue to exist long after their death.

From what age to watch this series?

The Amazon Prime Video platform advises this series from the age of thirteen; as for us, we recommend it to children from 10 years oldbut with the essential presence of an adult, because of the many terrifying creatures it depicts, war scenes and the theme of death often tackled frontally.

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Why do teens love it?

  • For its heroic tone, and its characters ready to sacrifice everything to triumph over the forces of Evil.
  • For the personality of its heroes, from the main species inhabiting Middle-earth: Men, Elves, Dwarves…
  • For its immersive universe, the richness of its story and the feeling of exploration that the series gives us.

Five words you will hear often in the series:

  • Rings of Power: These are rings that offer their holder various magical powers. They are twenty in number: nine for Men, seven for Dwarves, three for Elves, and the One Ring forged by Sauron with the aim of subjugating to his power the other holders of Rings of Power.
  • Middle-earth: Simply the name given to the world in which the story of the series takes place. This continent is surrounded by an even larger world, mentioned in many of JRR Tolkien’s writings.
  • Pievelus: This species of semi-men living out of sight in the forest can be considered as an ancestor race to the famous Hobbits.
  • Númenor: Name of the island where the Kingdom of Men is located, under the authority of King Ar-Pharazôn. The history of this people prefigures the lineage of Gondor, of which Aragorn – one of the heroes of the Lord of the Rings – was one of the last heirs.
  • Sauron: He’s the big bad of the show. Glimpsed in Peter Jackson’s trilogy (in the form of a giant eye at the top of a tower), this sorcerer adept in black magic will play a role of greater importance in The Rings of Power.
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The anecdote that will amaze your teenager!

  • It is the most expensive series ever produced, with a budget of approximately one billion dollars (for a total of five seasons planned). A huge budget, but nevertheless necessary to transcribe on screen the richness of the universe imagined by JRR Tolkien.
  • Although strongly inspired by the Appendices present in certain Tolkien books, the Rings of Power series is based on an original story, in which emblematic heroes of the work appear (Galadriel, Elrond…) but also characters created from all parts for the needs of the program.

Where to see this series and how much will it cost you?

The series is broadcast weekly on Amazon Prime Video (€69.90 per year).

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