Indiana Jones Voted Most Anticipated Movie of 2007/08

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
11. Hancock
12. Beowulf
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



  • Third on that list is NATIONAL TREASURE 2? WTF?

  • All I can say is that my parents own the first National Treasure on DVD… that’s gotta mean something! The Mummy is another franchise that is mind-bogglingly popular for no apparent good reason.

    I can’t help but notice that Wall-E isn’t on the list. And how is Step Brothers ahead of Semi-Pro?

  • I’ve seen the first national treasure movie and it’s alright. Around the same level as Die Hard 4 as far as summer action movies go, I’d say. It’s been awhile since I saw it though.

    Sean, I will not stand for anymore of your bashing of The Mummy! The Mummy Returns is an awesome movie. Great eye-candy and quality comedy with the kid annoying the huge black man on the train. Even though this third one could turn out to be a huge piece of shit, it’s definitely more deserving of hope than Wall-E. Or The Dark Knight for that matter. Didn’t Rob Cohen say it would contain three-headed dragons too? How can you not give that the benefit of the doubt? We’re getting closer and closer to a theatrical closure to Dungeons & Dragons (the animated series). Tiamat on the big screen – or else I’ll boycott.

  • I gotta say that i’m looking forward to the Dark Knight the most, on this list. Then maybe Speed Racer now that I’ve read all about that new filming technique.

  • Add me to the ‘Mummy Bashing’ choir! I really, really have a full hate-on for anything and everything that Seven Sommers has brought to the big screen.

  • Ignorants! Perhaps you should add ‘Deep Rising’ to your movie club list!

  • I really hated The Mummy. I didn’t mind The Mummy Returns though because I knew what I was getting. It had some pretty funny moments. Van Helsing was damn boring. I need to see the trailer to see how much I really this unwanted sequel. I’d bump up Speed Racer much higher on the list.

    I’d definitely put the untitled J.J Abrams project, John Rambo, 10,000 B.C., Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Bond 22, and The Pineapple Express.

    Remove 3, 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, and 20.

  • Henrik – What’s wrong with Deep Rising? I like that movie. Treat Williams in da house!

    The ordering is approximate and I could only come up with 18, but here’s my list:

    1.) No Country For Old Men
    2.) RocknRolla
    3.) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4.) Iron Man
    5.) Wall-E
    6.) Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
    7.) I Am Legend
    8.) Wanted
    9.) Speed Racer
    10.) Cloverfield (aka 1-18-08) (aka untitled JJ Abrams project)
    11.) Hellboy 2
    12.) The Dark Knight
    13.) James Bond 22
    14.) The Incredible Hulk
    15.) Indiana Jones 4
    16.) Sweeney Todd
    17.) Bee Movie
    18.) Eagle Eye

  • Treat Williams, how I love you so. Two Words:

    “DEAD HEAT”

    Yum.

    (oh yea, add mr. J.J. Abrams to my personal dislike list. MI3 was a very flat and uninteresting film which is even more unforgivable for wasting Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a villain role…)

    Rian – Add “BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR DEAD” to your anticipated list….one of the best American movies of the year and a great double bill with NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

  • I must stand with Henrik in defence of the Mummy movies… EVEN SCORPION KING, which i like for different reasons.

    you know Henrik, the more people there are that are commenting, the more i appreciate you. when its just the 2 or 3 of us talking its a more volatile environment i guess :P

  • Ian

    heck yeah! I will go on record that though I’m not expecting much (in that I’m cool and cynical way) I’m really giddy (in that I’m still 10 years old and I used to play Indiana Jones in the woods outside my house kind of way) in hopes for more adventure. Man growing up for our generation is rough the nostalgia is beat against us and once that music starts in the theatre I’ll be part of the aparatus and it’ll be no fun if the experience sucks. Crysal Skull … ugh.