“Tolkien must be rolling in his grave!” : Elon Musk tackles The Rings of Power on Prime Video – News Séries

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, didn’t mince words regarding the first two episodes of The Rings of Power. Visibly upset, he did not hesitate to severely tackle the Lord of the Rings series on Twitter.

On September 2, The Rings of Power landed on Amazon Prime Video, breaking an audience record for the start of a series with 25 million viewers.

On social networks, fans have not failed to give their opinion on this adaptation of the stories of JRR Tolkien. This is the case of a certain Elon Musk, the very media boss of Tesla and SpaceX.

The latter was not kind to the series! “Tolkien must be rolling in his grave”, he hammered in a first tweet. The businessman did not stop there, issuing a virulent criticism about the treatment of male characters.

All the male characters are either cowards, jerks, or both.

“All the male characters are either cowards or jerks or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart, and kind”, he chanted. These two projections by the South African billionaire received more than 300,000 “likes” on Twitter, generating widespread buzz.

Was this tackle from Elon Musk really aimed at The Lord of the Rings or was it more aimed at his great rival Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon?

Recently, the latter said that his son, a big fan of Tolkien, asked him not to “to screw up”at the time of the acquisition of the rights to adapt The Lord of the Rings.


Moreover, according to THR, Amazon is facing an army of “trolls” on the Internet. The latter rushed to the review sites to knock out the series when the first two episodes aired.

On the Prime Video platform, Amazon has also been forced to adopt a new strategy to fight against trolls (Ironic for a fantasy series like The Lord of the Rings). Now, a 72-hour delay is required after reviews are posted online, while they are verified.

The series received an avalanche of scathing reviews on other sites like Rotten Tomatoes. No less than 37% of reviews came from anonymous users, whose profile is impossible to verify. If Amazon cannot control all the ratings sites, the firm of Jeff Bezos can nevertheless keep an eye on its own ground.

Visibly at odds with Elon Musk, the creator of Sandman, Neil Gaiman, responded to him in a relatively acerbic way.

“Elon Musk doesn’t come to me for tips on how to fail the Twitter takeover. Conversely, I don’t come to him for reviews of literature, television or film.”

Episode 3 of The Rings of Power will air Friday, September 9 on Prime Video.

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