How much of the success of the Lord Of The Rings films is because of Zelda? When Fellowship of the Ring screened in 2001, the wild success of OoT was still riding high and MM had been released only the year before in 2000. Not only that, but these were both 'serious' games in aesthetic. Did these games prime western audiences to be receptive to a movie like Fellowship of the Ring? Would LotR have been quite as successful if it had come out in 1994, or if it had come after WW?
Was Twilight Princess hankering after an OoT audience, or a LotR audience?