Yes, I sensationalized the title a bit, so sue me! You can keep your Iron Man, throw away all that hype about The Dark Knight and forget Speed Racer, that’s for sure. The public has spoken and according to AOL Moviefone’s Summer Movie Poll, what the public wants this summer is sex, and they want it bad.
That’s right, contrary to popular belief, despite all the commentators naming Indy, Batman or any other blockbuster as the most wanted, this poll says different. In a poll of almost 420,000 voters, the people are most excited to see the return of Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, in the oh-so-creatively titled Sex and the City, the Movie, which opens on May 30th in the US.
However, be of good cheer, there is some sanity left in the world as S&tC only beat out Indiana Jones 4 by a single percentage point, 32% to 31%. More good news for Indiana came in the form of Ford’s victory as male star people are most eager to see. He even beat out Heath Ledger, who only came in second! According to Scott Robson, the editor-in-chief at AOL Moviefone, it appears that Ledger’s tragic death earlier this year means that some movie-goers would probably have a heightened interest in The Dark Knight, out of curiosity.
On the female side, Sex’s Carrie Bradshaw won the star spot, putting Angelina Jolie in second place for her action packed performance in the bullet-bending Wanted. However, lamenting down in the bottom section of the poll, poor Speed Racer ended with a mere 2% of the most interested votes, with even worse news of it topping the “most likely to disappoint” poll. So it seems that what’s really wanted this summer is sex, with a little adventure thrown in on the side.
Oh, and a Gucci fedora.