|Do we have to destroy the ring? Oh fuck, sorry, forgot what|
role this was again...
In regards to the actual plot, the opinion that I formed after forty minutes is that it's like Lord of the Ring drunkenly Judd Apatowed Conan the Barbarian (the television series) and nine months later birthed Game of Thrones and it's freaky white-blond characters.
Aside from that, basically, I feel like do we really need to have another show/movie about a bunch of white dudes fighting over power? Where the only women are slaves, prostitutes, mothers propping up their sons as the 'rightful' heirs (blech) and those who need protecting because they are fragile lil' princesses on the run and in need of big ole' protectors. Where the entire cast, with the exception of one Hawaiian man (a 'savage' who grunts a lot and in the one episode I watched ranted about raping the enemy's women), is white.
I get that it's adapted from the fantasy book series and that they didn't want to stray too far from that but come on, it's adapted, based on the books. The producers, writers, directors, they're allowed to take some liberties so why not exchange some of those meaty white guy roles for men of colour or women or, what the heck, women of colour.
Pretending that white men are the only people that viewers will believe are capable of holding power in some mythical kingdom is not just tiresome at this point; it's fucking insulting, ignorant, regressive and it's propagating racism.