A few weekends ago I watched the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy-EXTENDED VERSIONS with my little brother and practically little sister Mackenzie. WOW. We started at 2:00 in the afternoon and watched all three back to back, no breaks ending at 2:35 in the morning!! It was intense. Especially watching it with obsessed fans who didn't have to read the subtitles when the characters on screen were speaking elvish!
Smeagol/Gollum drove me absolutely INSANE and I truely believed that HOBBITS were real and had once existed. I'm sure I'll never hear the end from that one.