read the books, including 'Hobbit' first... loved it
Watched all three films...loved it
Thought about it on a second viewing recently and spotted a massive flaw (based on the assumption we all accept this world exists in the first place) .....but....in the first film wasn't Gandalf rescued by a ferkin massive eagle from the top of a massive tower? why could his new best mate the eagle not have then flown him and the troublesome ring straight to the top of mount doom and dropped the fekker straight in there. Instead he goes and forms this little camp gang, "from now on we shall be known as the Fellowship of the Ring"?? says who? We want to be the "Black Hand Gang" etc etc.
PS I can ruin Shawshank as well!