Originally Posted by 'trane
i'm not a huge fan of the lotr movie franchise, but it is ridiculous to call it crap, let alone awful crap. production values are very high, effects are great, acting is good, story is amazing, direction is appropriately epic, costume design is incredible. they are too long, and perhaps a bit stale now. but to call it awful crap is just silly. especially with absolutely no comments as to what would make it so incredibly bad.
I find it the middle ground between what both you and Jeff say. It's just "Meh". Not a single thing about it is spectacular. Story is far from amazing, it's about as dull and as much of a snoozer as I've ever watched. Some effects are pretty cool though I agree. Also their costumes are nothing special, and wouldn't take anything to design.
It's all a matter of opinion though. I wouldn't stop from watching it, or give them shit for it either :P.