Okay, growing up I was a typical LOTR fan - was lucky enough to have the Hobbit read to me by a teacher, read it myself, loved it and then read LOTR. As an adult I saw the movies and loved them. Of course, down here in NZ the films were a cultural phenomenon (and showcased our amazing scenery, tourism NZ loved them) - and most people know someone who was involved in them in some capacity ( Hell, even I was in the first Hobbit film as an extra. Unlike his famous LOTR alter-ego, Andy Serkis is actually the world's nicest guy.) Anyway, the LOTR trilogy has been on TV, and once again I've been sucked in by it. I re-watch it every other year or so, but TVNZ has helped me out. Other than maybe the original Star Wars trilogy I don't think any film trilogy series has conveyed the sense of epic adventure. Over to you guys, LOTR great, good, average, yawn ? Overrated ? Underrated ?