Yep I was not that impressed with LOTR, it was IMO one hour too long and the story seemed to drag on and on. Why did I go to watch TTT you may ask, well whatever my feelings on LOTR one can't help but be curious as to how the story progresses. Tonight I watched TTT and I thought it was a masterpiece of storytelling, the pace of the story was faster and more gripping. The special effects were astounding when you consider that they were done years ago, this is what I was hoping for from a book that was voted best fiction of the 20th century. TTT has also helped me to appreciate LOTR more, I now understand why LOTR had to be that long, it's introducing the audience to the characters and their role in the coming sagas. I bet there will be many convertees if they give TTT a chance, I can't wait for the third installment now.