There is no doubt that fame comes to Peter jackson (b.1961) for directing the trilogy of The Lord of the rings, one of the films with the highest grossing at the world box office and the one that has received the most important awards. He, in particular, has sought three Oscar: Best Film, Direction and Screenplay by The return of the King, a Golden Globe and a couple of BAFTAs; more than one hundred awards in competitions held around the globe for this milestone of Tolkienian adventure, fantasy and epic.

On the other hand, the truth is that, with Celestial creatures, I had already obtained nothing less than the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. But, to this day, the New Zealand filmmaker seems missing in action since he concluded his other trilogy based on the work of JRR Tolkien, that of The Hobbit in 2014. But, like James Cameron since Avatar (2009), has devoted himself to documentaries: the feature film They will not grow old (2018) and the miniseries The Beatles: Get Back (2021).

The opinion of the specialized critics on the work of Peter Jackson

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The numbers shown in the section of Rotten tomatoes For the critics are the following in terms of the best Peter Jackson films, ordering them from best to worst:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): average grade of 8.7 out of 10 on 275 reviews.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): half of 8.5 on 255 reviews.
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): half of 8.2 on 235 reviews.
  4. Celestial creatures (1994): half of 8.1 in 54 reviews.
  5. King kong (2005): half of 7.7 on 267 reviews.
  6. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog) [1992]: half of 7.5 in 42 reviews.
  7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013): half of 6.8 in 250 reviews.
  8. The delusional world of the Feebles (1989): half of 6.5 in 24 reviews.
  9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): half of 6.5 on 305 reviews.
  10. Tastelessness (1987): half of 6.4 on 21 reviews.
  11. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014): half of 6.3 on 265 reviews.
  12. Hold me those ghosts (nineteen ninety six): half of 6.2 in 41 reviews.
  13. The Lovely Bones (2009): half of 5 on 247 reviews.

The opinion of Rotten Tomatoes moviegoers

We went to Rotten Tomatoes again, but this time for the first ranking of Peter Jackson’s films according to the votes of its users:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: average grade of 4.1 out of 5 with more than 250,000 votes.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: half of 4.1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  3. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog): half of 4.1 with more than 50,000 votes.
  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: half of 4.1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: half of 4.1 with more than 250,000 votes.
  6. Celestial creatures: half of 4 with more than 25,000 votes.
  7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: half of 3.9 with more than 100,000 votes.
  8. Tastelessness: half of 3.8 with more than 25,000 votes.
  9. The delusional world of the Feebles: half of 3.7 with more than 10,000 votes.
  10. Hold me those ghosts: half of 3.7 with more than 50,000 votes.
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: half of 3.6 with more than 250,000 votes.
  12. The Lovely Bones: half of 3.3 with more than 250,000 votes.
  13. King kong: half of 2.8 with more than 250,000 votes.

The opinion of IMDb moviegoers

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On the other hand, these are the data that IMDb also provides us on the opinion of the public about the work of Peter Jackson:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: average grade of 8.9 out of 10 with 1,706,369 votes.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: half of 8.8 with 1,727,636 votes.
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: half of 8.7 with 1,542,725 votes.
  4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: half of 7.8 with 779,461 votes.
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: half of 7.8 with 549,012 votes.
  6. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog): half of 7.5 with 93,755 votes.
  7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: half of 7.4 with 493,110 votes.
  8. Celestial creatures: half of 7.3 with 61,776 votes.
  9. King kong: half of 7.2 with 406,551 votes.
  10. Hold me those ghosts: half of 7.1 with 84,812 votes.
  11. The Lovely Bones: half of 6.7 with 163,302 votes.
  12. Tastelessness: half of 6.6 with 45,449 votes.
  13. The delusional world of the Feebles: half of 6.6 with 20,618 votes.

The opinion of Filmaffinity moviegoers

And finally, here is the information that Filmaffinity offers us about Peter Jackson:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: average grade of 8.2 out of 10 with 182,646 votes.
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: half of 8 with 189,234 votes.
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: half of 8 with 167,659 votes.
  4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: half of 7 with 82,964 votes.
  5. Celestial creatures: half of 6.9 with 10,506 votes.
  6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: half of 6.7 with 62,449 votes.
  7. Braindead (Your mother ate my dog): half of 6.7 with 22,162 votes.
  8. The delusional world of the Feebles: half of 6.4 with 2,970 votes.
  9. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: half of 6.3 with 46,390 votes.
  10. King kong: half of 6.2 with 71,640 votes.
  11. The Lovely Bones: half of 6.1 with 23,994 votes.
  12. Hold me those ghosts: half of 6 with 17,653 votes.
  13. Tastelessness: half of 5.9 with 8,171 votes.

Conclusions on the best and worst of Peter Jackson

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With the results on best peter jackson movie There are not many surprises: both professional critics and moviegoers who vote on IMDb and Filmaffinity, the graceful one is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, while Rotten Tomatoes choose The Fellowship of the Ring. Similarly, the trilogy that adapts the great work of JRR Tolkien is at the top of the top … except for Rotten Tomatoes viewers, who also relegate The return of the King to the eleventh place.

Regarding the worst long of the New Zealander, each group goes on their own: the specialized critic The Lovely Bones; Rotten Tomatoes users, to King kong; those of IMDB, to The delusional world of the Feebles; and those of Filmaffinity, to Tastelessness. Not a trace of unanimity.