Hey I read your blog again and I really enjoyed it.
Good Fantasy movies are hard to find. I hate when they shoehorn the comedic element into the story. The Hobbit was an absolute travesty.
As for the racism and misogyny, well at least we notice it and acknowledge it. Maybe we like them because they represent some of the old school values. So long as we move forward and create some new heroes(strong, intelligent, women), I think we are on the right path.