Fellowship should be about relationships, friendship. Jackson's films were never about fellowship. They paid lip service to it, but the interactions between characters felt stilted and contrived, and propped up with childish humor. Frodo, as portrayed, missed the mark. Do you like any of Jackson's other films? I don't. They feel cheaper than video games. The Hobbit as written would have been an improvement. It's not hard to imagine LoTR films can be improved too. Better dialog, better casting for Frodo and laying off the dwarf "humor" for starters. What happened is that LOTR hit theaters just as HDTV was becoming widespread and blu-ray adopters were rabid for them. They became home theater favorites, sort of like reference discs. Undeservedly so, I'd say, but I guess I can understand their status as "definitive" HT material.