After going throught the first bit of these replies I just decided to post a reply without having to read ever arguing point. I am going to agree with Gandalf the Grey. I think LOTR will do better than ATOC. Of course I am much more partial to fantasy anyway. LOTR has been around longer and is truely a magnifecient story that has changed the way all fantasy has been written or told. Everything in good modern sci-fi comes from this.When the master writers of sci-fi such as Nivens and Clarke bow their respects to it how can anything compare to it. On the otherhand the name alone is keeping me from the next Star Wars movie. I just, in good consience, spend money to watch the movie.