Honestly, the only thing I dislike about the LotR movies is how they shoehorn Galadriel into every movie (and Arwen to a lesser extent), and how the crumbs on Sam's shirt randomly appear and disappear during the crumb scene.
I'm really, totally cool with everything else. And I only watch the EE's.
The Lensman wrote:
And this is really the difference between today's film goers and yesterdays. They didn't care.
To be fair, they didn't have the option to watch them on home video. By the time the remake came out, they might be happy to watch the same story again.