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Simmer down, Jerry... I understand "watched and enjoyed"-- but how do you estimate the number of people who saw GWTW in the first release + every re-release + video... You can't.We're talking about how "watched, and enjoyed" movies are, not how much money they've made.
When you're talking about individuals who have seen a film once (for the first time) on the big screen or on video; you now have 3 generations of people who have watched and enjoyed films like Star Wars: Episode IV...
How many people buying the GWTW DVD or seeing it in a revival theater are seeing it for the first time?
The claim was made in the present tense, so while it may be true that in time Avatar may become more watched that GWTW, that is not the situation today.
I remember someone saying, either on radio or news or something, that Avatar was somewhat of a metaphor for the Iraq war. I didn't think so, I couldn't really relate the movie to anything other than Pocahontas, but its something to think about.
The good thing about the film is that it is just pure visual pleasure. You could easily say that Avatar is the reason that people go to see movies, to be entertained. But my argument is that everyone has a different definition of "entertainment" for themselves personally.
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