Ah yeah, you can defintiely see more nuanced stuff when you are older, than you did when you were younger. But when you are younger, your mind is just more open and receptive to that whole fantasy world in the first place. It’s harder to get a 41 year old to become vested in the fates of wizards and elfs and whatnot, than it is when he was 14.
There may be exceptions like Game of Thrones, that people start watching to see what all the fuss is about. But that’ll be a stand alone show and experience imo. Would all that many GoT fans then immediately rush out and get the Blade Runner, Star Wars or 'Arry Potter DVD’s because the blondy wan and her dragon left them so…ahem…inspired?
Saw the trailer for the new Blade Runner movie yesterday. Looked spectacular. Hope the special effects don’t swamp the story line. The original will take some beating.