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Feb 18, 3:42pm

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Access? Media

Screen Rant is part of the "Access Media," which trades positive articles and reviews (some might say propaganda) for access to the production, its press junkets, goodie bags (SWAG), and inside sources.

What's might be more notable than Screen Rant's recent article itself is its headline:

Rings Of Power Season 2's "Edgier" Tease Proves Prime Video Still Doesn't Know Its Audience

It's based upon one director's comment and is a fairly weak article, easily criticized, like most of Screen Rant's articles that focus more on word count than anything else to increase their authors' billables. They predict in the lead:

One of the directors of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has teased an "edgier" season 2, further proving that Prime Video doesn't get its audience. Though successful overall, Amazon's Lord of the Rings prequel series has been highly divisive, most notably because of how it diverts Tolkien's canon. Considering the established tone of past screen adaptations set in Middle-earth, the news about changes to Rings of Power season 2 indicates that such complaints will only grow more prominent.

And there's this highlighted sentence from the last paragraph:

While Tolkien's world was poetically dark, "edgy" brings to mind a sort of trendiness that is contradictory to what this author considered art.

I'm amused by their pretentious estimation of Tolkien's art, as if they're scholars. I don't really know. I think they're just trying to create clicks for themselves with manufactured controversy. What I find fascinating is Screen Rant's apparent lack of care about not being invited to the next production party. I'm hoping it's a sign of more dropping of fealty, not just from Screen Rant.

(This post was edited by DGHCaretaker on Feb 18, 3:43pm)

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Post edited by DGHCaretaker (Rohan) on Feb 18, 3:42pm
Post edited by DGHCaretaker (Rohan) on Feb 18, 3:43pm

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