I have a great respect for the scope and detail of the trilogy. MOST people's life work will amount to far less creatively and not even come close to having the same effect LOTR and Tolkien's other works have had on many generations and many more to come.
That being said, and I know I'm fighting a losing battle against this crowd
, I just don't find the characters or their quest all that enthralling. Great visually and sonically, I just don't find it as gripping as others do. To each their own and thank god for individuality!!!
And a final note... Hyghbrid, sales are NO indication of a movie's worth. Just take Titanic as one example