Of course we all know that this is a classic, for whatever reasons.
This is a critic darling - the whole series is - and deservedly so. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a powerful, beautiful piece of film making, amazingly executed by Peter Jackson, his crew and the actors involved.
The special effects were somewhat revolutionary, and the story is very faithful to the original books by Tolkien. This film definitely earned all its awards. I can't wait for the hobbit! 5 stars.