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In what order should I watch the Lord of the Rings franchise?


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The release of The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is less than a week away!

In Brazil, the premiere of the first two episodes of the series took place Amazon Prime Video September 1. The remaining chapters will be broadcast weekly, always on Fridays.

The events of the series, which will adapt the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien, take place thousands of years before the events we have seen in the films of the franchise.

For those who don’t remember, adaptations of Tolkien’s world first hit the big screen between 2001 and 2003 when we traveled Middle-earth in three films in the Lord of the Rings franchise.

Ten years later, the film adaptation of The Hobbit was released with three new films, but with a plot that preceded the events of the original trilogy.

Now the spin-off series “Rings of Power” tells a new story in a different time period.

And just like Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings franchise also has its forms to observe: release order and chronological order. Let’s go to them!

release order

Those who are about to plunge into the dangers and courage of Middle-earth for the first time may be confused by the titles of films in streams, as their titles appear in full, without the serial number in which they were. came out.

Therefore, this order is indicated for those who have never seen any of the productions in the Lord of the Rings universe.

This is because it can be interesting to check the stories that take place in earlier times and find out the names and events. Also, it was the order in which all the longtime fans watched the productions, so this kind of experience can be interesting.

Without much mystery to follow in release order, you’ll first watch the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy, released between 2001 and 2003, and then the Hobbit trilogy, released between 2012 and 2014, and end with the series. “Rings of power”.

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power (2022)

chronological order

For older fans, this order is more suitable for those who have already checked out the franchise and want to view the events in chronological order. However, those who are new to the franchise may not like it or understand the whole story.

The events of the Hobbit trilogy predate the adventures of The Lord of the Rings, but they share some common characters. Therefore, it is necessary to change the release order by watching the Hobbit trilogy first, and then the three Lord of the Rings films.

But where does the new Amazon Prime Video series fit in this story? Ring of Power takes place long before the movies, during a period known as the Second Age of Middle-earth.

Beginning with Morgoth’s exile into the Void, this period lasted over 3,000 years and ended with the victory of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in the war against Sauron.

It was in this era that the emergence of Numenor, the greatest kingdom of people, and the creation of the famous Rings of Power take place: 9 rings for men, 7 rings for dwarves, 3 for elves and One ring for all. rule.

So, in chronological order, if you want to include the series, its episodes come before all the movies:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power (2022)
  2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Until the premiere of “Ring of Power” has come, you can marathon the films of the franchise on Amazon Prime Video e HBO Max.

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