Most sites or outlets base their rankings on small samples, or even just opinion. IMDb has over 200 million monthly visitors. While we sit here at Last Movie Outpost and begin to daydream about having that sort of traffic… imagine the ad revenue? We’d be rich, RICH!… sorry, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, that IMDb use hard and definitive data to create their listings. One listing has thrown up some surprises, their Most Anticipated Movies list for 2023.
This data is collated using the movies that are consistently the most popular with IMDb users in terms of visits and engagement. So what were the surprises? Well, take a look…
IMDb Most Anticipated Movies of 2023
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey
- Killers of the Flower Moon
- The Little Mermaid
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
- John Wick: Chapter 4
- The Expendables 4
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Well, people are stupid. The Expendables 4, The Little Mermaid and Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey make the list while Dune 2 doesn’t? The list skews populist but doesn’t include Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3? Barbie tops the list? Come, sweet asteroid of death, and release us from this torment as a species.
Let’s see if there is any redemption to be had on streaming, shall we?
IMDb Most Anticipated New Series of 2023
- The Last of Us
- Secret Invasion
- The Fall of the House of Usher
- Love and Death
- Masters of the Air
- Gotham Knights
- The Continental
Ironheart? Gotham Knights? Somehow it’s worse.
In a press release that was clearly written by somebody else, IMDb chief operating officer Nikki Santoro didn’t really say:
“IMDb customers are eagerly anticipating tales of iconic childhood characters like Barbie, Ariel, and Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as new storylines from popular video game franchises Mario, and The Last of Us. What a line up of incredible titles coming in 2023 for entertainment fans to start loading onto their IMDb Watchlists.”
On second thoughts, if being forced to put your name to such vapid PR guff is what it takes to get 200 million visitors a month, we’ll probably stick to being poor.