The Lord of the Rings film series is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most impactful film series ever made. In the new trailer for the Amazon show, fans have drawn similarities between Sauron and Eminem.
The first glimpse at Anson Boon in character as Sauron was menacing, despite the fact that the show has yet to confirm his role as the franchise villain. Many fans have speculated on his resemblance to Marshall Mathers. “These men are sweaty, elves weak, dwarves are heavy. There’s hobbits on middle earth already, orc machete,” one fan wrote, riffing on Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ lyrics.
Another reworked ‘The Real Slim Shady,’ tweeting: “Cause I’m Slim Sauron, yes, I’m the real Sauron. All you other Slim Saurons, are just imitating. So won’t the real Slim Sauron, please stand up? Please stand up, please stand up.” Many other fans made amusing comparisons.
“Anyone else getting #Eminem vibes from this potential “Sauron” reveal during the
@LOTRonPrime Rings of Power trailer?”
“This is Sauron in the new LOTR. Sauron doesn’t have a form. They coulda literally picked anything and they went with gay Eminem.”
“Why my man looking like Eminem? I figured his fair form would look more “fair.” I would say Shadow of Mordor did it better. Also I love the trope when the villain has unnatural beauty or good looks. Griffith from Berserk being another example.”
“THE REAL SLIM SAURON…PLEASE STAND UP”
“Frodo: There are markings. It’s some form of Elvish. I can’t read it.
Gandalf: There are few who can. The language is that of mordor, in the common tongue it says…
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”
“Amazon spent the GDP of an entire nation to produce a LOTR show where Sauron looks like a malnourished Eminem.”
The upcoming Lord of the Rings show runners have stated that the new show “doesn’t try to compete” with Peter Jackson’s original film trilogy. “Anyone approaching Lord Of The Rings on screen would be wrong not to think about how wonderfully right [Jackson] got so much of it,” Patrick McKay told Empire.
“But we’re admirers from afar, that’s it. The Rings Of Power doesn’t try to compete with him.”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be available on Amazon Prime Video from September 2nd. Eminem has yet to speak on the similarities that fans noticed right away. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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