Rings of Power is the one show to rule them all

Ava Biter '25, Copy Editor

MOVIE POSTER Courtesy of Prime Video, this is the new poster for the Lord of the Rings show created this year. (Prime Video)

“You shall not pass!” and “my precious” are finally coming back to the big screen after a wait of almost two decades. The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy has introduced its new prequel to the world— “The Rings of Power”.

Since 2001, the world has been buzzing about The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Originally a book series, “Lord of the Rings” has taken the world by storm with many of their recognizable characters and quotes that are still relevant today.

In 2012, Peter Jackson directed “The Hobbit”, a related story line to the original trilogy. Before this came the three “Lord of the Rings” movies which were released between 2001 and 2003.

The new series, available on Amazon Prime, includes an extension of the past storyline from the earliest of films from 1977, a cartoon version of “The Hobbit”.

Episode one introduces the younger versions of characters Elrond and Galadriel. The return of these characters sets the stage for the main story line, the creation of the ring.

Viewers are shown the young life of Galadriel and her brother, Finron, along with their close friendship, and the lessons she takes with her. We’re also introduced to Elrond’s fight against evil with other elves in the middle world, and his eventual death as a result.

Though the century-long war is over, Galadriel still feels uneasy that evil is really dead. She decides to pick up where her brother left off on his hunt in finding Salaron, the monster who killed him and left a symbolic mark on him.

This obsession soon creates tension between the elves- even Galadriel’s own team turns on her after years of searching alongside her. The king also decides to move the elves back to halara—a heaven-like place—from middle earth to hopefully keep the peace.

The first episode of “The Rings of Power” gets fans interested by filling in plot holes from the original movies as well as showing us the development of fan favorite characters.