The crap was in the LOTR appendices.
Show me anywhere in the appendices where an elf and dwarf fall in love.
Show me where the barrel-escape is a fast-paced, arrow-laden chase.
Show me the ridiculous fight between Smaug and Thorin's company. Smaug never met any of the dwarves in Thorin's group, and he never saw Bilbo. The whole time, he thought Bilbo was human (but was confused by the scent).
Show me Longshot^W Legolas using his luck powers and hollow bones to run up falling blocks.