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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Advanced Review: All Are Welcome Here

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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  1. Alex from Carlisle says:

    What i find bizarre about the conversation around Rings of Power is how different groups are reacting to Tolkien’s hyper-conservative creation, characters and stories. Left liberals are desperately willing for it to succeed whilst conservatives would be happy to see it fail. Considering how Tolkien’s worldview – conservative, Catholic, English – are inseparable from his works you’d think it would be the other way round.

    There’s always been a strong’anti-Tolkien’ sentiment amongst many leftists in the fantasy genre – Michael Moorcock, Gary Gygax, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to name a few – and it’s pretty jarring to see left wing attitudes to him spin 180.

    Have the two or three token ‘people of colour’ really made such a difference? (Having non-White actors play White roles sounds like tokenism to me). Imo it sounds like such a cheap price to pay if it results in liberals disseminating and consuming conservative culture more widely.

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