Business tycoon Elon Musk has made a controversial comment on one of the highly anticipated series of last year. Prime Video’s The Rings of Power premiered on September, and the Twitter CEO expressed his dislike for the show.
Meanwhile, Musk praised HBO’s latest apocalyptic series, The Last of Us. The video game-turned-series adaptation was released earlier this year and surprisingly garnered positive reviews. Despite the recent buzz about the latest episode, it did not stop Musk from giving an honest review.
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Elon Musk Slams Tolkien’s ‘The Rings Of Power’ Series
In a Twitter post last year, Elon Musk expressed his opinion regarding Amazon’s take on the popular J.R.R. Tolkien franchise. He said that “Tolkien is turning in his grave,” and added:
“Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk, or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart, and nice.”
The Rings of Power brought immense success for Amazon, earning 25 million viewers for the first two episodes. It also gained positive reviews from critics, although audience reception is quite low.
Fans would remember that Elon Musk has a long-running feud history with Amazon’s leader Jeff Bezos. This rivalry between two of the wealthiest magnates in the world has seen Musk frequently trolling against Bezos’ franchises.
On the other hand, Musk has nothing but praise for HBO’s The Last of Us, saying it is a “great game, great show.” A Twitter user suggested to Musk that he should try playing Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us on PlayStation. The businessman responded that he is mainly a PC gamer, although he is willing to try it out at some point.
The Twitter CEO’s reaction towards the series has proved its high ratings. Fans would also find it timely that Musk gave his opinion about the series after its latest episode was bombarded with criticisms. Many fans trashed Episode 3 for the portrayal of a gay relationship which was labeled unnecessary.
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The Controversy Of ‘The Last Of Us’ Episode 3
There will always be negative reactions when a series originally adapted from another material try to deviate for specific reasons. Episode 3 is indeed a controversial one, as some fans call it “the gay agenda” or HBO trying to be woke or relevant.
The Last of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann explained to IGN why he and Craig Mazin, co-showrunner, decided to make the changes:
“Here, we could see what happened with Bill in the outbreak. And then what was it like to meet Frank and fall in love with Frank and grow old with Frank, and then the full cycle of love and living together with someone and experiencing loss, but loss is tinged with happiness of having lived a full life filled with love.”
Mazin described the ending as a happy one, like finding love and losing it and finding it again. Bill and Frank showed the audience what it is like to live in a world left to despair and why it is still worth fighting for.
Despite the divisive response toward Episode 3, the series remains a success for the studio. Catch the latest episode of The Last of Us every Sunday on HBO.
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