It’s official: in a recent poll with U.S. moviegoers, the return of Indiana Jones has been confirmed as the single most anticipated movie event for next year. No big surprise there… people have been waiting for almost 20 years for another installment in the franchise, and the hype is continuing to build. They surveyed more than 2,000 moviegoers and asked them to rank their interest in various movies from 1 to 5. The Dark Knight was predictably at #2 (depending on the average age of the people surveyed, I might expect this to be #1), and if you can believe it, National Treasure: Book of Secrets was ranked at #3. Man, I guess people really liked that first National Treasure movie. I still don’t get it.
The rest of the poll results were also somewhat unexpected, with a handful of movies I haven’t even heard of making the top 20. I’m assuming that this was based on the information they provided with the list of movie titles, such as the names of the stars. Surely that’s the only explanation for Eddie Murphy’s Starship Dave showing up on here, right? And what the heck is Hancock anyway?
What I am wondering is, how would this list have changed if it was offered up to the internet community instead? What are your most anticipated flicks for the next year? Here’s the full list:
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2. The Dark Knight
3. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
4. American Gangster
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
6. Iron Man
7. I Am Legend
8. Get Smart
9. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
10. Charlie Wilson’s War
13. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
14. Mamma Mia!
15. The Incredible Hulk
16. Speed Racer
17. Step Brothers
18. Bee Movie
19. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
20. Starship Dave