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Rings of Power fans are cracking up over how similar opening credits are to classic Aussie comedy

Emily Puckering

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Rings of Power fans are cracking up over how similar opening credits are to classic Aussie comedy

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Fans of The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power have noticed a rather unexpected similarity of the opening credits to a classic Aussie sitcom.

It's only been two days since the first episode of the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel series dropped on Prime Video and the internet has been rife with discussion, admiration and (the occasional) criticism.

While criticism is expected - the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating of 35 percent kind of says it all - what fans didn't expect was comparisons to be drawn to an Australian comedy series.

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Of course, Rings of Power certainly isn't a light-hearted comedy... but apparently, the opening credits hold some staggering similarities to that of Kath & Kim.

The opening credits to Rings of Power showcase various cast members, including Sir Lenny Henry and Morfydd Clark, and each actor is introduced with a black background looking pretty smouldering and intense.

Well, according to fans, this is giving them serious Kath & Kim vibes.

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One fan pointed out: "The new #LordOfTheRings #RingsOfPower intro is just the Kath and Kim intro. #Australia #Amazon #PrimeVideo," while another said: "I can literally Not get over that they did that for the intro of the rings of power. like. surely it's going to be a sitcom right??? surely it's going to riff on kath and kim..."

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For those not in the know, Kath & Kim is a classic Aussie sitcom created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley, who portray the title characters of Kath Day-Knight, a cheery, middle-aged suburban mother, and Kim, her self-indulgent daughter.

So, as you can imagine, it's a tad different to a series based on the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

This comparison comes as reports emerged of Amazon suspending user reviews for Rings of Power after it became the victim of 'review-bombing' just days after its release.

While ratings in general have been glowing, the measly Rotten Tomatoes audience rating of 35 percent is suspected to be a result of 'review bombing', wherein users flood the show with negative reviews in an attempt to make it less popular.

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Opinions have been coming in thick and heavy for Ring of Power since it's release two days ago. Credit: Prime Video
Opinions have been coming in thick and heavy for Ring of Power since it's release two days ago. Credit: Prime Video

An Amazon Prime source told The Hollywood Reporter that reviews on the site are being paused for 72 hours as a way to 'help weed out the trolls' and 'ensure each review is legitimate'.

Although, the source later claimed that Prime Video kicked off the policy this summer on all its shows.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Lord of the Rings

Emily Puckering
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