Didnít really enjoy the Hobbit movies, and it seemed like each movie got progressively worse. I liked the first movie in each series more then the following ones. So 1st LOTR and 1st Hobbit were great in my view. Guess once they establish things I get bord story wise.
Unlike the LotR movies where I loved them all and the movies got better and better.
I tried to embrace the Hobbit movies as our last chance to visually step into that world. But the stories were not great, and they strayed so far from the plot and feel of the whimsical little tale that the book was, that they shouldn't have even used the name.
That said, I loved every minute of the LOT trilogy movies. I have the extended DVDs (haven't watched them in years though).
I did truly love stepping into that world, and Jackson did an amazing job of capturing the feel.
I loved the Ents the most I think. Such cool characters.
I was always curious how they could have used Tom Bombadil. He was a pretty colorful character from the books who didn't make it into the movies.