Originally Posted by St_Eddie
Well then, let's just write off 'Blade Runner' and '2001' as being shitl then, shall we? It's not like those two "masterpieces" are worth a single shit! If you can't appropriate their genius in a single sitting, then I guess you might as well declare them as being moribund!
I would say there's a difference between needing two viewings to understand a movie and two viewings to like a movie. If you hate a movie the first time, there's very little incentive to watch it again. If you don't understand a movie, there's a very large incentive to watch the movie again. Has nothing to do with whether that movie was good or bad, it's more of a thing with personal taste.
Saying that you have to watch a movie twice to like it is akin to saying you have to play the first hundred hours of a game before it gets good. Granted the time commitment is not comparable, but that's what it feels like from an outside perspective.