I'd been puzzled the Oscars for these movies having read more about production than actually viewing cinema period! But, for action & adventure it does indeed mark a scale change, although to my mind? It's perhaps only the glorification of these the real problem two in particular Peter Jackson & Elijah Wood! The product is fine, but so based upon costuming, green screen landscape scenes, & setting art direction well? It's not acting is weak, just can't be faulted, which is better stated as good or well! As opposed? Solid even competent! You can't really be mad! Given chances equally fine works those greatness ascribed will go not noted! But as for the material? I'd found these series like "Indian in the Cupboard" particularly lacking appeal! However knowing there are those that swear by the fantasy portion or adventure side of action it's quite achievement!