Elon Musk has taken a break from his ongoing legal row with Twitter to give his view on Amazon’s epic new depiction of Lord of the Rings.
And the Tesla billionaire is not a fan of the $1 billion Prime series, saying its author JRR Tolkien would be “turning in his grave.”
Musk took to Twitter, which he is now locked in a court battle with after deciding to back out of his $4 billion bid to buy it earlier this year, to say: “Tolkien is turning in his grave.”
Musk went on to say in another tweet that he disliked the show’s male characters in particular.
“So far, almost every male character is a coward, a jerk, or both,” he tweeted. “Only Galadriel is brave, intelligent, and kind.”
Galadriel is one of the female stars of the show.
Amazon has invested $1 billion in the “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, and former company executives told Insider that the show will be used to determine whether Amazon Studios is a worthwhile venture for the company.
It premiered on Friday, September 2, and 25 million people watched the first two episodes.
This is a positive start for the series and Amazon Studios.
Apart from Musk, the show received mostly positive reviews from critics.
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“The Rings of Power” takes place 3,000 years before Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” films, and Jeff Bezos was personally involved in bringing the show to Amazon.