That trilogy might be my favorite of all time; even surpassing Avengers 1, 3 & 4. It’s close. It’s like 1a and 1b for me.
That opening scene with the Balrog and Gandalf in the 2nd movie; like the second you start the movie; is just cinematic gold. My hair stood up and although I was hooked on the 1st movie; that beginning of the 2nd movie just slayed me