I should know better by now than to listen to some stuffy critics. But they still get to me every now and then. They sometimes have legitimate gripes about movies, but they usually have an elitist attitude that the average person can't relate to.
One mark of a good movie is when you don't realize how much time has passed. My daughter and I watched the whole thing straight through and didn't know 2 plus hours had passed.
So the extended cut of ROTK made it alot better? I would've thought the opposite. I'm curious enough that I might borrow my brothers dvd to see for myself.