But why does the 1st one go for almost 4 hours?I liked them both but I sort of grew up with the Harry Potter films coming out at the right age bracket per film. If I were to see the first couple now as an adult I wouldn't like them because they are aimed at children. They get darker and more adult as the series progresses.
Harry Potter is a good franchise, LOTR is a masterpiece.
I watched them as they came out as a teen. I found them a little annoying probably because I was on Team Potter and everyone wanked about this instead. But I suppose I liked them enough to keep going. I was a dull teenager though.
Watched the extended versions completely baked as a responsible adult over three nights a couple years ago. They were better than I remembered. Being high made the 726 minutes feel like 2000 minutes.
They're very good blockbuster films but wanting to not scare off the children dollars limits the story. Could do with more proper violence and sex. The monarchist overtones were a kind of dumb and the side story of that old guy who was basically a king but officially wasn't but his family had been ruling the city for centuries waiting for the royal family to rock back up was pretty stupid.
The third film winning Best Picture at the Oscars is absurd.
They're worth watching yes.
Please dont ever mention the Hobbit and LOTR in the same status. They dont hold a candle to LOTR and are so so dissapointing compared to his first trilogy.First one was out in 2000 and you still haven't watched it after 14 years? The trilogy is the best ever, these movies are the greatest IMO.
Do yourself a favour and watch them.
Get on the hobbits as well, another masterpiece by Peter Jackson.
LOTR > HP