I don't really get it. Lotr is a great and fun novel for people who like fantasy and magical stories.
But why are the movie versions so popular?
They are even more popular than things like Superman or Die Hard or Terminator right? More popular than Mary Poppins, Godzilla or Phantom of the Opera.
Why do people like that particular fantasy magical story so much? Or do they like all fantasy magical stories? Do you like or dislike the Lotr/hobbit movies and why?