for me, there will never be a popcorn movie series like the Indiana Jones Series. (with the exception of number 2 which was not great). Second (and ending) my list was Last of the Mohicans (the Daniel Day Louis version)
After that, everything else pales IMHO.
The recen Iron Man wasnt too bad but still the ratio of CGI to life was still >1 which is a dangerous place for a movie to be if it wants to be really memorable.
Think about how many CGI movioes that were really memorable. Even the Jurassic Park series , was, in my mind a great idea that was produced badly. CGI, to me, starts looking too cartoony and it almost is an unapologetic excuse for a lack of story.
I hear that theres a plan afoot to redo MOBY DICK. Im sorry, that movie with Gregory Peck was so bad (and the book itself wasnt much from which to draw) that I dont think it would rise in level as real popcorn entertainment (let alone high quality flickery)