I have only seen these movies once each, all when i was about 10 years old. then, i found them boring and slow with not enough action. I'm fifteen now and wanted to rewatch them. I bought a friend the EEs for Christmas but couldn't resist watching them once. I did a marathon, all of them in a day. It was really hard to concentrate for the whole length. I knew the story but was excited when Helms Deep went on and the Balrog and Gandalf were falling down to wherever they went. I haven't read the book so I don't care for faithfulness. FotR was the best. I love Sean Bean and the parts of Moria. I know some bits were added like the concerning hobbits section but it all seemed to be a part of it (except when Aragorn and Elrond are talking at the grave place about him being the king). TT was the worst of the three and the middle seemed very slow. I'm not sure if there was some added bits with the Ent but those bits bored me, and I know that it is meant to be like that but I didn't enjoy it. The movie overall could have benefitted from some trimming, but I'm not sure exactly when. Either editing or more plot development, not just character development. RotK was very good. I noticed the whole section with Frodo and Sam disguised as Orcs and loved that. The mouth part was good as so was the meeting of the white wizards. The end was perfect and while throughout the movie I felt a bit tired and wanted it to wrap up, once the ring had been destroyed I soaked in every minute of it and started to tear up. It was brilliant. I was a satisfying way to end the trilogy. I'm going to buy the trilogy for myself and not bother with the TEs. Considering they don't have the extra stuff I can't imagine it adds to the experience. Does it?