Fellowship of the Ring: I rather liked it "as is". Was it perfect? No. But I think it went over fairly well. As much as seeing Tom Bombadil included would've been I can see why it was left out. The (re)forging of Anduril should've been included. Aragorn should've had his sword when the Fellowship set out from Rivendell. Let's see, where do I begin? The Two Towers... I would've cut out the Warg scene, although that wasn't the worst of it. Aragorn falling off the cliff and the unending dream sequences with Arwen....Gone. Except for the scene from the Appendices where you see the death of Aragorn and the effect is has on Arwen. That was quite nice. I know it was done in the EE version, but I would've included the Huorns right off in the TE. MOST OF ALL: I would've added Shelob to the end of TTT and wrapped up Saruman's fate as well (The Voice of Saruman, instead of sticking both those in ROTK. That would've meant shortening Helm's Deep a bit but I don't think that would've hurt things any. I didn't hate the Elves being there but I didn't love it either. Haldir didn't have to die. MY version of TTT would've ended with The Voice of Saruman and then Shelob. Perfect wrap up followed by a great cliffhanger. It would've left the audience both cheering and pulling their hair out. That whole bit with Faramir the Bully dragging Frodo the Psychopath to Osgiliath..Gone. Sam's speech. I would've cut that one in half somehow. The reason PJ didn't "have time" for a lot of stuff is because he spent too much damn time making things up! The Return of the King...This includes sections of the EE DVD. If they couldn't do the Paths of the Dead properly, it shouldn't have been done at all. That whole comic routine with Gimli, the cascade of skulls..gone, gone. Goodbye, good riddance. IMO the forging of Anduril should've been done in FOTR so there wouldn't have been a need for Elrond to appear out of nowhere and that bizarre silliness about Arwen's fate being tied to the ring. The Palantir should've been handled better. It should've been shown how it affected Denethor. I HATED the scene where Aragorn looks into it and sees Arwen. GET THAT OUT OF THERE! I would've had Eowyn's identity kept a secret until she battled the Nazgul Lord. Gandalf meeting the Nazgul Lord and being smacked down. TAKE THAT OUTTA THERE! Good call to not have it in the TE. Same with Aragorn slicing and dicing The Messenger. Bad move. Frodo telling Sam to go home. Get OUTTA HERE! I would've loved to see the Scouring of the Shire. Would've been perfect for the EE instead of all the other junk they threw in that was better off left out. I don't think PJ realized the significance of the SOTS. BTW, I liked the part where everyone bowed down to the Hobbits.