Interesting. Jackson's cinematic train wreck is, in my boys' opinion, his pay back to the Tolkien estate for not getting behind his first trilogy. You think that was bad? Ha! Watch what I do to The Hobbit. It's a shame. And as of now, the Rankin Bass version still stands, IMHO, as the best cinematic interpretation of Tolkien. Not perfect, but none are. Certainly not the mess that Jackson threw together based on Tolkien's delightful children's book. Anyway, here is a link to someone who went so far as edit out the bad parts, the really bad parts. How much will be left once the bad parts are gone, of course, is a matter of fact. How much should be left is a matter of opinion.