I started knowing about the land of Middle-earth when one of my best friends introduced me to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film Trilogy, but the main reason I started liking Tolkien's Legendarium was because of the battle sequences in the film.
Other than that, I think I've found the best Fantasy that was ever created on Earth.
It's confusing, but overall rewarding stories, only if they had a gripping beginning to them and didn't have that Shakesperean stuff in it. I am a Christian so I like how they specified that Arda was created by a God.
Favorite books by Tolkien (and Christopher Tolkien)