It’s rare that a movie plays as well the second time as it does the first.
For starters, a film has to earn its right to a second viewing (which the majority do not). Few people are likely to ever say to themselves: “Hey, I really feel like watching Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen again tonight… that’s what I’m seriously in the mood for!” Then there’s the little notion that, generally speaking, motion pictures rarely manage to win you over in the same capacity when you revisit them. Remember when we all went to see Avatar and came out thinking that it was the greatest movie ever? And then we all watched it again and realised that it just, like, okay? Kind of embarrassing, right?