I didnt think the HP movies ive seen were terrible, they were alright but the huge fanbase it has amazes me.
I loved LOTR though... couldn't get through even half a book but the Movies were excelent.
I read all the HP books and saw all the movies, and I saw all the LOTR movies while reading none of the books. I don't know, something about how J.K. Rowling writes makes you feel like you are right there going through everything with them sometimes. She's a great author, not saying that Tolkien isn't. I imagine living in the U.K. that HP is even bigger than here in the states right Killz