Look, we've made no bones about how we at The Bee and her better sister, Not The Bee, feel about the postmodern sludge that Amazon is passing off as an extension of JRR Tolkien's masterpiece.
Consider our site's articles:
And Babylon Bee Editor-In-Chief Kyle Mann's thoughts:
And Rocket Man Elon Musk's thoughts:
Are we just a bunch of salty nerds who think that good lore is what unites a civilization and makes society possible?
But there must be a bunch of you who are a bit salty as well.
It seems the cultural lore we're united around – the story that solidifies our bonds as a people – is not, in fact, the $1 billion production made by one of the world's most powerful companies. Instead, it's the low-budget satire piece made on a random afternoon by some people with a camera.
From Managing Editor Joel Berry of The Bee:
Think about that.
Amazon has had a huge marketing campaign for this $1-billion-a-season show they've made.
They spent years hiring thousands of people and hyping it up.
Now, after months, their official trailer has a huge ratio of dislikes over likes, while the show itself has only a 39% approval rating with over 24,000 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, a 6.7/10 on IMDB, and a 3.6/5 on Amazon's own site (even after they paused reviews).
After all that effort, The Babylon Bee's trailer poking fun at them is what's going to be remembered years from now.
What a time to be alive!
Here's The Bee's masterpiece, by the way:
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