Went to the studio movie grill last night and saw The Hobbit in 3D. Confirmed my dislike for both the movie grill concept and 3D. If I go to a movie I want to see the movie, not futz around ordering (in the dark), being served (in the dark) and paying a check (in the dark). All while trying not to disturb the other patrons. 3D? What were they thinking? It's fuzzy, dark, and the glasses block your peripheral vision so you can't see the waiters when they bring your insanely overpriced food. And it was too loud. I still have a little headache, although to be fair that might be from the 3D glasses. But I have to wonder if the decisions about sound in theaters aren't made by 16 year old boys. The movie? It was OK, although I really think it would be better if they just used the book as the screenplay, or very close to it. I know that would hurt the bottom line, but maybe Jackson could make Silmarillion movies or use all the "other" Tolkien material found in a closet after his death. I bet "Bored of the Rings" would be a sellout.