It keeps my head clear; but I’m weird; I rarely look at original sources.
Never finished Lord of the Rings (except the cartoon), neither books nor movies – just parts.
Didn’t see all the main Star Wars.
Didn’t see all the Matrix movies
Never saw all of Dune – any of them – just parts.
Only saw 1/4 of Krull and Dark Crystal – maybe they’re the same movie, I dunno.
Never saw Fight Club nor Idiocracy
Never read/saw Hunger Games
and i could go on
But I like talking to people who did and finding out what THEY liked about these things. I learn more getting it filtered through a bunch of other people that I’m talking to. I can ask them questions and stuff.