I think the LOTR movies are so much better than The Hobbit ones, that it seems strange they were made by a lot of the same people. I think the absolute worst part about The Hobbit movies is how there are so many characters who "turn evil" for a short period of time then go back to normal. It's like the awkward scene from LOTR where Galadriel is tempted by the ring, except amplified. Introducing new "character flaws" like this just utterly changes the film and turns it into incoherent blockbuster garbage, relying on conflict that never is integrated into the plot in a meaningful way. Also, I think it's fine that they introduced a new female elf character and that it's utterly unacceptable how they make her primarily into a love interest, complete with Hollywood innuendos. The characters are done so poorly that it overshadows all the other flaws in the movies and nearly makes the story unrecognizable from the book. I hate the uninspired dialogue, the ugly CGI, and the cold mellow-dramatic plot tone, but I hate the characters the most.