I read the books when I was little and then re-read them after wacthing the first movie. The 3rd movie was the best but there were to signifficant buzzkills that they later released in the extended versions.
1. The confrontation between Gandolf and the Witch King was something I looked forward to seeing in the theatre, and they cut it.
2. The voice of Sauron, who I imagined was bigger for some reason. That scene held alot of plot significance too but they cut it.
There was a hole other movie they could have made if they put everything in and cut back on the other 3 alittle. All in all those are still some of the best movies I ever seen. Star Wars was what I loved as a kid and kids today get this trilogy.
I feel the same way! Definitely my favorite trilogy. When they first brought them out on DVD we watched them over & over, looking at all the things you miss thru' just one pass. And since it was my favorite growing up, being as spoiled as I am, I get all the peripherals to the books & movies now for birthdays & Christmas. I even have Aragorns ring...
It's huge & I have to wear it on my thumb!
My sis has Nenya, Galadriels ring.
And we both have the Fellowship pin. Neither one of us had the nerve to buy THE ONE
I wish they could have included Tom Bombadil & Goldberry in one of the movies, but ah well! I think I can say pretty accurately that I've read the books 12-15 times.