Could have been worse, Arwen was originally supposed to be there. I think they got as far as filming some scenes before someone managed to talk some sense into PJ.i think the Inclusion of Haldir in the two towers is the worst idea ever!
It takes away the valor of men, makes the Elves look weak, and takes out the Huorns fucking up the Uruks.
I enjoy the Speed Racer movie. The racing scenes have a great energy to them and the theme of choosing family and integrity over money and fame is surprisingly wholesome.