In 10 years, Avatar will be much less cooler because 3D technology will have taken hold and Avatar will just be known as the parent of these movies.
I wonder about 3D. It's not the first time it's been tried, you know. First time was sometimes in the 50s! It revived around the mid-80s, then died again. What's new this time is you can take a regular movie and convert it to 3D.
It may take hold. It may remain an occasional fad.
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Well, yeah, actually. Because in each of those works (assuming that by sonnet you mean Shakespeare) there is so much more than what is on the surface. You might not need study to enjoy any of them, but it would help if you wanted to understand them fully.
Do you ever enjoy something you don't understand at all?
Yes, absolutely. Haven't you ever come out of something and said, "I have no idea what that was, but WOW!"? How about, "Jabberwocky"?
You are actually actually arguing with yourself here, I think. On one hand, you are saying that in order to enjoy something you have to understand it; on the other you are saying that understanding something is unimportant. I know what you are actually trying to say, but you have not done a good job of making it clear.
It's not a matter of initial impressions. It's a matter of content.
For example, the words "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings/Look on my work, ye mighty, and despair!" are perfectly understandable. The words "Baboon hat up pipe Lisa galoosh misto pah!" are gibberish, but I can come up with an "explanation" for them that would be "understandable" after years of training in TV and video games multitasking. Which of course it's crap.
Funny, I was actually going to use Ozymandias as an example of a work that is deeper than its initial impression, but I decided to not take that tack in this discussion because it would not address your point; the fact that there might be deeper meaning has nothing to do with your stance. As best I can figure, your stance is that art must be obvious and beautiful to be good. Again, I give you this: