You’ve all heard of the easy phrase: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? But have you heard of the book and the movie debate?
We’ve all done an equal survey of each. Reading the book first before the movie, or watching the movie first before reading the book. It’s something that you can’t help but do, even more than once when the book isn’t available or when the movie isn’t out yet and you need to cram some books in that head.
But, which is the better choice?
Here’s the real deal, the question to answer.
If there was a book that also had a movie out as it’s companion, would you choose to watch the movie first or the book first?
Quite honestly, I choose the book first, which is probably no question or doubts there. But honestly and truly, here me out, because I have a legitimate reason as to why.
Choosing the book first has its perks, especially the fact that the book is more explainable, it has more details than a movie that just shows images, but doesn’t tell you any of the characters thoughts or more specifically about what’s going on.
The book is always so detailed, and even though it doesn’t have as much image, you’re still able to use your mind to create images from the words you read, which takes the place of the video image from the movie.
Plus, this time era definitely needs more people reading books, and resorting to movies when the book is very much so available isn’t the greatest thing that you could be doing.
We need to bring those books back from the graves- for some people, not all.
The movie first I have to say would definitely be a good choice for people who have a hard time reading, or something of the sort. If it’s hard for people to go ahead and read books, then, by all means, I don’t want to go ahead and be rude to those people.
But the movie is always still a good alternative, because you get to see the real deal, the picture and photo version of the book.
BUT, if there was a movie version of Spiderman Homecoming then tell me because I’d really enjoy reading that, but it definitely would be interesting to read as well, but I do think that the movie version of it is better because the movie is an action movie.
All in all, I think that the movie is better for movies that are action-packed, because then people might want to go ahead and see it in action, but if it were something like The Fault in Our Stars, then I’m sure the book and movie would suffice either way.
I personally wouldn’t mind either, but I’d definitely start off with the book because the book isn’t an action book.
Until next time…
Gianna, the Gemini.