I saw the first three LOTR movies with my then GF who use to read all the books every couple of years. She liked the movies and how they stayed true to the books and story line. She is a very intelligent women.
Frankly, I didnt get off on the films, but if a true fan of the material likes it, there must be something there.
To each their own.
Oh. Except comic book films. Everyone has to stop going to those to force Hollywood to start making real films with real writing again.