The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power have finally arrived and people have a lot to say about the new fantasy series. However, Amazon users will have to keep their opinions to themselves, at least for now. Amazon has disabled the user review feature on its new epic show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mega-budget fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is currently under fire from some of its viewers. It has only been a day since the first two episodes of the show debuted on Prime Video but the show’s average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is a “Rotten” 37 percent. As a remedy to the review bombing, Amazon has suspended user reviews on the website and Prime Video app.
It's an understandable move considering that several other shows have been review bombed in the past. Suspending user reviews minimizes any negative feedback on the platform itself but that hasn't stopped netizens from sharing their thoughts on Rings of Power on social media.
Although reviews have been disabled, there is a possibility that Amazon will eventually allow users to share their thoughts on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and begins during a time of relative peace. However, the show also covers all the major events of Middle-earth's Second Age which includes the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the last alliance between Elves and Men.
The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are now available on Amazon Prime.