By Justin Slick
There are 9 3D movies slated for release during this year's summer blockbuster season.
Although the number of 3D films is down from last year when fourteen stereoscopic films were released during the same stretch, two things make me hopeful that the format will enjoy it's most successful summer to date.
First, seven of the nine films were filmed in 3D instead of converted in post (which was the trend in 2010). Almost across the board, movies that have been filmed in 3D have been received more favorably than their post-converted counterparts (the most notable exceptions being Captain America and Thor, both from Marvel.)
Second, there are some movies I'm just really looking forward to. Ridley Scott's hotly anticipated re-entry into the Alien universe (Prometheus) looks like an action thriller for the ages, and I've been eagerly waiting for Pixar's Brave since the first pieces of concept art were released over a year ago. Throw in The Avengers, and Will Smith's return to the big screen, and you're left with a lot to look forward to.
Here's the list:
Somewhat surprisingly, there aren't any 3D films scheduled for an August 2012 premier. Of course, release dates do get shuffled around and August is still quite a ways out—if something get's moved or announced, we'll update this section. If not, well, there's always Finding Nemo to look forward to in September.
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