Middle-Earth Movies From Worst to Best

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    This shouldn't have been a trilogy, first of all. The Hobbit is a 300 page book that was turned into a cash cow for the studio, and they didn't know when to stop milking it. Now, they made some good movies out of it, but they should've just made one great movie. This is most obviously demonstrated by the first Hobbit movie, whose dinner party scene get longer each time you watch it. This movie includes some great aspects, but too many poor aspects as well. • 7/10
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    Another example of why this trilogy should've been one movie, The Battle of the Five Armies seems much better when viewed in conjunction with the others. I believe this feels the most like a Lord of the Rings movie due the the epic battle sequences, however that mainly what this movie is made up of. It's difficult to chose a between this and The Desolation of Smaug, but I'll give the latter the prize for best Hobbit movie. • 7/10
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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Being the middle chapter, this film contains the best aspects from the first and third movies in this trilogy, and makes for confident, adventurous spectacle. Although still unnecessarily prolonged in some sequences, this movie is probably the most enjoyable and fun out of the entire Hobbit trilogy. • 8/10
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    With having no clear beginning or end, this would be a difficult film to make, but Peter Jackson manages extremely well. The results are remarkable, with epic battle sequences and masterful storytelling, The Two Towers is a truly great movie. • 10/10
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The one that started it all, The Fellowship of the Ring serves as a beautiful introduction to the world of Middle-Earth and its characters. This film amazing is pretty much every way, and it only gets better from here. • 10/10
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    The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    Best Picture Winner; and oh how it deserves it. The culmination of everything from the last two films, this is a beautiful ending to a magnificent trilogy. "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!" • 10/10