I like Tolkien's writing on Middle-earth. I find it fascinating.
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is only a small part of Tolkien's writing on Middle-earth, and I didn't get round to reading the books before the films were screened. really enjoyed the films, and knew I would enjoy them as they are based on the novels by Tolkien. I like Tolkien's virtual reinvention of our world by giving it a mythic prehistory in an imaginary time. I think the history of the Rings of Power is interesting, as are the Battles of the War of the Ring, and I like Minas Tirith. I like the characters, preferring the good ones over evil, but they all make the fantasy world come to life.
I don't know why I like Lotr so much.
I guess its because I love the way the different beings live and middle earth is a great place to dream about. Middle Earth has everything, hot elves(legolas), 4 jolly hobbits, an awesome king of Gondor, and a stubborn dwarf. What more do you need? If this place was real, I'd be there in a heartbeat, living as a female elven warrior.
I love lord of the rings so much because I love that J.R.R. Tolkien made an entire world for his characters to venture through. Also because no matter what happened, every moment was exiting, and if it was getting boring, a few seconds later something interesting occurred. I also love the elves because, typically, people think of elves like the ones on harry potter, tiny little creatures only capable of a little magic, but J.R.R. Tolkien changed them into magical, immortal, warriors, capable of many things. He did an amazing job with his creation.
I love Lord of the Rings so much because the world that it is set in is very complex and everything is thought out and it all fits together. I was not able to appreciate this until I read the Hobbit, Silmarillion, Children of Hurin and Unfinished Tales. The world has its own history and myths, which makes it all so realistic and believable.
However, I think the main reason is that Lord of the Rings is not just story of how the good defeats evil, it is story that shows the power of love and friendship, the importance of bravery, trust and hope, how everything is possible when people join together, and above all, it describes people that fight for what they believe in, fight for good and better world against the evil, no matter how strong it is or how hopeless the fight might be.
These are my reasons, and that, in my opinion, is the reason why it is still popular after so many years. The language and style of writing changed from Tolkien's time, but people still like it, because of all the emotions in the story and also because of the message it gives.
I feel like nostalgia is a reoccurring theme throughout Tolkien's writing and he creates a world so complete that the reader feels the nostalgia too-and isn't that what people love most? Tolkien mixes so much of our own myth in with his brand-new, ancient world it feels familiar to the reader as soon as it begins.
I believe that people like the lord of the rings trilogy so much because of how many emotions and breath taking views it features through out, I think that people are warmed by the amazing creatures, landscapes and story the trilogy tells, I also think that the audience are captured by the movies and instantly fall in love with middle earth and all it's beauty, overall I think people just enjoy the trilogy because it has something for everyone and shows the epic landscapes middle earth holds and the creatures (e.g. Hobbits, Elves) help to make the movies possibly the greatest trilogy ever, J. R. R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson are my heroes and I'm sure they are also to many other people all across the world.