Good, I know it's not a popular opinion but I thought Jackson did a hack job on the movies. And the CGI was just stupid in parts. And it got worse over time, which didn't bode well for him making any more movies.
Agree. I really liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy when it came out but over the years I have become less and less enamored. Jackson is a poor director. There has been a steady progression. The more control he has over a movie, the worse it turns out. Not helping matters is use of his partner and their friend as his screenwriters.
The actors in LotR are a perfect match for the books. The costumes and props look great. Still frames from the movies could be book covers. But when played, the films are so by the numbers. They were a hack job done by a director who the most he could manage was to get the films finished. In the bazillion hours of the trilogy there are barely any memorable scenes. The action sequences are repetitive and trite. The movies drag on and on.
The Hobbit stank out loud. But everything that made those so terrible can be seen in LotR. The flaws started at volume three or four in LotR and were steadily amped up to eleven by the Battle of the Five Armies.