The Rings of Power dazzling but slow

Critics have said the opening episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are 'dazzling' but 'slow'.

The Amazon series is set thousands of years before JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books and Peter Jackson's movies.

Set in the second age of Middle-earth, it follows an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil.

The Guardian said it was 'astounding' TV and would be fit for the cinema.