Should You Have To Read The Book To Enjoy The Movie - TJCS Companion Video

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  • Published: 13 September 2019
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    On this special companion video, John take the viewer questions from his live shows the last day or 2 that he didn't have time to get to live.

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Comments • 44

  • Phoenix Clouden
    Phoenix Clouden  2 months back

    39:00 I so HATED The Dark Knight. Aside from Ledger's performance and the cinematography, I found nothing else redeemable about that movie.

    • Cinematic Tendency
      Cinematic Tendency  2 months back

      Hustlers——— I was gonna watch it last Th night but watched The Peanut Butter Falcon instead. Watching Hustlers tonight.

      • Andrew Goode
        Andrew Goode  2 months back

        I agree, the only thing is sometimes a film being faithful is enhanced by the sourse material. There are definetly moments from IT chapter 2 that binging the book beforehand helped my enjoyment of it alot but I agree it shouldnt be the driving force of the movie

        • Aaron Ross
          Aaron Ross  2 months back

          I think the only exception to having to watch something else to get a movie is if it is a sequel that the story is directly built upon the previous film.

          • ss7cindersh
            ss7cindersh  2 months back

            @ Phillip Carbin if you liked the series, you will probably enjoy the comic. be warned they give the "smallvillle treatment" to cyborg superman but it brings in justice league members like wonder woman and batman in a pretty cool way.

            • ss7cindersh
              ss7cindersh  2 months back

              some video game movies are easier to make as a movie: like a tomb raider or an uncharted. i havent seen the new tomb raider but i loved the original ones with Angelina Jolie and i am confident the in the works uncharted movie will be good. but they are kind of like indiana jones stories. i liked the first mortal kombat movie but i do recognize it could have been a more solid film. today i am sure we can get great visuals, they just have to work out how to tell the story in a movie format.

              • Polly Bonanzas
                Polly Bonanzas  2 months back

                The only time you should read the book first is if you already wanted to read the book. Chances are, the book is the better experience, so it's better to not have the book spoiled than have the movie spoiled. But if you were never planning on reading the book, then who cares? It's not necessary to enjoy the movie.

                • UK Media Warrior
                  UK Media Warrior  2 months back

                  I kinda recall John being happy with Rogue One needing people to read Catalyst to fill in gaps of the movie, but that was many years back so maybe I am remembering it wrong. But also when the novelisation of TLJ was published Rian Johnson wrote some of it with the main author to fill in gaps and explain parts of the movie people had complained about. To me that's even worse. The director of the movie having to help write the novel of the film to fix his mistakes!!

                  • asylumclown
                    asylumclown  2 months back

                    No you should not have to read a book to understand or enjoy a movie. But people should also not base their criticisms of any movie based on a previous adaptation, which happens a lot. You can say you preferred any adaptation you want but you can't argue which one "got it right" if you have never read the original source. Case in point: complaints that Batman Begins got it wrong because "everyone knows it was the joker who shot them" when that was entirely created for the 1989 movie adaptation.

                    • Micah Willis
                      Micah Willis  2 months back

                      I want to see a remake of Over The Top.

                      • pigsrcool626
                        pigsrcool626  2 months back

                        For the Middle Earth saga it doesn’t matter but definitely read the Harry Potter books before you see the films.

                        • GuyFawkes JLT
                          GuyFawkes JLT  2 months back

                          Also BVS gave us the Best YouTube feud Campea V Randolph 😁

                          • Iperial Android
                            Iperial Android  2 months back

                            I always hate "read the book" guys

                            • DJ Tituz
                              DJ Tituz  2 months back

                              Freaking black guys...

                              • Hitmonkey
                                Hitmonkey  2 months back

                                No. If anything I usually find that if I've read the book I end up hating the movie because it's never as good as I imagined while reading it. Best examples of this are Hunger Games and Ready Player One. Loved the books, really didn't care all that much for the movies.

                                • dy120481
                                  dy120481  2 months back

                                  IT is probably my all time favorite fiction book. Even though they're pretty dissimilar, I loved the first movie but thought the second was pretty bad, not because of any disconnect from the book but because they were a good and bad movie, respectively.

                              • ToonyTube
                                ToonyTube  2 months back

                                I love SUPERMAN 3. 😊

                                • Daves GoldenDuck
                                  Daves GoldenDuck  2 months back

                                  No. You don't need to read the book or comics

                                  • JJ
                                    JJ  2 months back

                                    The point of an adaptation is to take the book onto the screen. It's failed if you need to read the book too. Sure it can give you a good appreciation of the movie, but it should be able to stand on its own

                                    • Sancho Dangerous
                                      Sancho Dangerous  2 months back

                                      Re thanos hot toy... I remember about a year ago, John said he wanted to buy it but it was too expensive. Then a viewer sent in a $350 superchat, and said here's money for the hot toy. But here a year later john is still saying he never got it and saying how expensive it is.

                                      • Sancho Dangerous
                                        Sancho Dangerous  2 months back

                                        Starts video saying he took an extra day to get around to answering questions, then on first question says I can't come up with an answer off the top of my head

                                        • Siedious Swift
                                          Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                          Cool companion video John. 😎

                                          • Siedious Swift
                                            Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                            58:26 “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaask me about my wieneeeeeeeeeer!” xD

                                            • Siedious Swift
                                              Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                              42:52 Keep em coming! That was funny! xD

                                              • April Newell
                                                April Newell  2 months back

                                                Daniel Day Lewis movies bore me

                                                • Siedious Swift
                                                  Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                  25:07 Interesting point. I hope it comes true. ☺️

                                                  • Siedious Swift
                                                    Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                    22:17 My uncle took us there when I was too young to remember. It’s funny to see the pictures. xD

                                                    • crystal L.
                                                      crystal L.  2 months back

                                                      I really liked angry birds 1 as a “video game” movie

                                                      • Siedious Swift
                                                        Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                        8:03 I want to get so many Hot Toys man, I’ll have to wait until I have a nice big house. xD

                                                        • Cinematic Tendency
                                                          Cinematic Tendency  2 months back

                                                          Siedious Swift I only have one of them. I preordered one but won’t be here till next summer 😒 You don’t need a big house 🙂 (unless you want to display them in a nice case).

                                                      • Siedious Swift
                                                        Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                        3:44 Dune is a cool book. It will make you thirsty! xD

                                                        • Siedious Swift
                                                          Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                          Well to answer the topic question, it depends on the job the film maker does setting up the world. I watched The Lord of the Rings Trilogy before reading the books and I was blown away. I read the books afterwards and preferred the movies(but hey it’s engaging more senses).

                                                          • 187x Eddie
                                                            187x Eddie  2 months back

                                                            John doesn't read comics how would he knw how a story should go

                                                            • Rajnikanth
                                                              Rajnikanth  2 months back

                                                              thanks for answering my question john!

                                                              • B Eazy
                                                                B Eazy  2 months back

                                                                Best Damn Show on YouTube John Campea Show ☝

                                                                • RanchKing
                                                                  RanchKing  2 months back

                                                                  Sent a question in on Wednesday about ghost rider. Never saw it get answered. Can anyone help me lol

                                                                  • Siedious Swift
                                                                    Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                                    RanchKing I noticed he accidentally skipped one or two questions in between someone else’s parts 1 and 2. You know when he rolls back to where he was?

                                                                • T Movies
                                                                  T Movies  2 months back

                                                                  We Bought a Zoo is Jimmy Kimmel's worst film ever.

                                                                  • James Robinson
                                                                    James Robinson  2 months back

                                                                    The director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven is like night and day to the theatrical release. It's a totally different film and drastically improves the narrative. I don't even think you can get the theatrical on blu-ray. The dc is the definitive version of the film.

                                                                    • Antonio Darcy
                                                                      Antonio Darcy  2 months back

                                                                      33:45 For main topic ✌️

                                                                      • Orange Hand
                                                                        Orange Hand  2 months back

                                                                        John's reactions to the jokes are great.

                                                                        • Siedious Swift
                                                                          Siedious Swift  2 months back

                                                                          Orange Hand the cheesy jokes are pretty funny. 😁

                                                                      • Retro Crunch
                                                                        Retro Crunch  2 months back

                                                                        If the Book is written by Stephen King. Hell ya! lol

                                                                        • Count Dooku
                                                                          Count Dooku  2 months back

                                                                          Anime movies do win Oscars. Look at Spirited Away. However, the Academy probably won't nominate anything like Dragon Ball Super: Broly anytime soon. Do you think the old farts in the Academy give two squirts about Dragon Ball?