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People's affection for "Avatar" has not subsided, while a new 3D fever has hit as Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"is released across China. Before its China premiere the blockbuster clinched the North American weekend box office title, breaking "Avatar"'s box office record. On today's countdown we introduce five popular 3D films.
No.5 "True Legend"
The Chinese martial arts film tells an extraordinary story of a man's journey whose greatest dream is to create a unique school of Kungfu for the world to follow. Director Yuen Woo-Ping presents marvelous martial arts scenes with 3D technology. Cinema goers are able to be shocked with powerful 3D effects. The movie has quickly become a milestone of Chinese martial arts films.
No.4 "Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs"
The 2009 3D computer animated film is the third installment of the Ice Age series. The story has Sid being taken by a female Tyrannosaurus rex after stealing her eggs, leading the rest of the protagonists to rescue him in a tropical lost world inhabited by dinosaurs beneath the ice. The technology has greatly upgraded the film, blessing each scene with a life-like quality. Ice Age 3 has become the second highest grossing animated film of all time with 884 million US Dollars worldwide.
The computer-animated family-oriented adventure film is Pixar's tenth feature film and the studio's first to be presented in Disney Digital 3-D. The visual effect is as remarkable as the storytelling. Audience members are taken to a flying voyage to South America in a floating house suspended from helium balloons. The film was awarded with two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score this year.
No.2 "Alice in Wonderland"
The Tim Burton fantasy adventure film stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. It is an extension of Lewis Carroll's novels " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass". Alice made an estimated 116.1 million US Dollars in its opening weekend in North America , smashing the biggest March opening ever. It is the sixth highest grossing opening weekend of all time, and the highest opening weekend for a non-sequel.
A number of revolutionary visual effects techniques were used in the production of this American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron. Audience members are taken to a fairyland-like Pandora with vivid waterfalls, jungles, pink plants, the blue-skinned Na'vi species. "Avatar" won the Academy Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Visual Effects. It is not only a popular 3D film, but a step forward in film industry evolution.