I have not seen any of the series. The genre is not my cup of tea. Did you read/enjoy the books?
Nor mine. But so much fuss is made over them that I thought it best to get it over and done with. Now I can utterly ignore them in future. What I had been doing was seeing them on the telly and watching for an hour, and perhaps that way I'd seen perhaps 60% of them, which is still 5.30 shagging house btw. But now I know and can speak of that knowing. And I know they are AT LEAST 4 hours too long. There are endless scenes of battles that could after the 1st one, been cut to a fifth. The dialogue was pinched and the delivery from most of the actors unconvincing. Plus there was a disconnect between the dialogue acting and the action in the scenes either side, or even in the background. The characters were thin, not helped by the above problem with voicing, and continuity patchy.I read The Hobbit for certain, but these I don't think so.
I read the Hobbit as a teenager and didn't like it, so I never continued on with the Trilogy. I did watch each film as it was released, but honestly - once was enough. I couldn't even get through all the Hobbit films (talk about way too much movie and too much repetitiveness for one book!).
I remember the Hobbit being more vivid than these films.
Absolutely not my thing either but for the sake of trying, I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings many years ago and went back and read Lord of the Rings again right before the first movie came out (and went to see the movie). I finally decided to simply admit to I don't like it and I'm not going to pretend to get it when folks start referencing the characters and/or situations and making analogies to real life. It's the same with just about all fantasy and science fiction with the exception of The Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter books. Took to those pretty easily although didn't finish either series.
Yes, I missed that. I know people 10 years older than me who've read them and I know people 20 years younger. But my age cohort saw them as somehow frivolous. Without the content of the Narnia books. Wrongly of course, for they are a literary genre.
I read all the books as a young adult and loved them. However, I agree with your assessment of the movies. They could have easily reduced the battle scenes down considerably. It got to the point that whenever a battle occurred, I would get up and go do something until it had finished. I won't ever see them again, even if my kids show an interest in seeing them. I'm hoping to just encourage them to read the books and call it good.
Love a duck, there was times when I was losing the will when there was another endless and largely pointless battle.