Loved the books, loved the movies! But you gotta read the books. The books go so in depth into things the movie only touches on. I just got a nice leatherbound volume of the trilogy for Christmas and read it for the first time in years, I was actually sad when I finished it, I just wanted more! The hobbit was THE book that turned me on to reading 25 years ago and I haven't stopped since. I heard that the trilogy was the best work of the last century. Makes sense!!!!!