I have to step in here. Coppola's Dracula was mediocre at best and considering it was advertised as being a true adaptation of the novel there was much more Coppola in it than Stoker. Now, what did it take away from the novel for me--nothing. What will the Rings of Power take away from my enjoyment, admiration and memories of reading Tolkien? Nothing. Will I watch it? To be honest, there is just so much else out there that I am going to use this board and probably this thread to make a determination on that. Watchmen (the Snyder movie) was a horrible trainwreck of an adaptation, but I never felt like watching it destroyed my love of the original comic. As for LOTR, for me, Jacksons trilogy is something that stands apart on its own. Its attention to details and lovingly sculpted story and world building are an achievement that no one had thought possible prior to the release of those movies. I love those movies on their own, and I love the written works on their own.