The whole book to movie thing!

Two books Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring have just been converted into movies. These books have a lot in common, but most importantly they are admired and cherished by their reading audiences. After having read both books recently and having seen both movies recently I am left with this paradox. I think that The Fellowship of the Ring is a better movie in its own right, yet The Philosopher’s Stone is a better adaptation of the book.