If LotR was more like The Last of the Mohicans...
(Hey younger readers I swear a lot in this one just FYI)
...IT WOULD BE AWESOME.
LotR was like great and everything, but it missed so many points of the book, perhaps THE point of the book by and making battles look flashy and SUPER SURFING FUN TIME AMAZING KILLFEST COOOOOL.
LotM has simple camera work, and battle was swift and brutal and real. It remained entertaining, but you come out of that movie going "Jesus, that war was terrible" and not "DID YOU SEE HIM TAKE DOWN THAT MUMAKIL OMGOMG AND THEN GIMLI SAID SOMETHING FUNNY AND I WANT A SWORD NOW".
And then JUST when I thought Peter understood that battles should be like terrifying and intense and shit with kids holding swords and women hiding and stuff at Helmsdeep, THE ELVES SHOW UP. WHAT. NO. WHAT. Like SUNNOVABITCH THAT JUST DESTROYS THE POINT OF HELMSDEEP WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK PETER.
So forgive me if I'm not excited for the THREE FUCKING HOBBIT MOVIES where Bilbo will probably learn that you should NEVER GO OUTSIDE EVER and Ganda