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  • John Oliver discusses The Da Vinci Code: the book, the film, and, for some reason, the cultural phenomenon.
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Comments • 15 609

  • Nikita Amien
    Nikita Amien 4 months ago +11443

    I like to imagine that he’s made every single staff member on this show sit through this rant until eventually they collectively said “fuck it, just let him put it on the internet and be done with it”

    • Lara Palma
      Lara Palma 2 months ago

      @George Morenstein yes!!!!

    • maucklein
      maucklein 2 months ago

      @thecountalucard666 of course this have some serious "writers meeting turn into a rant" vibes. XD

    • Malak Chakir
      Malak Chakir 4 months ago

      @Jay Donovan Thank you very much, I hope it is well

    • Jay Donovan
      Jay Donovan 4 months ago

      @Malak Chakir why no someone who can supply all your needs. We live in hell no one wants to believe it but it's true. God is not a Bank or a genie. But when you recognize your sinful person and you tell God you're sorry for what you've done wrong in this lifetime and tell him you believe in Jesus that he died for you and you want to follow his righteous path and not sin anymore. God will answer your prayer and teach you how to follow that path and he will supply all your needs and you will never beg for bread again. That's promise when you turn from your unrighteousness 😇

  • khamjaninja
    khamjaninja 4 months ago +2414

    The entire book is hilarious, if you have some knowledge of history and an ounce of common sense.
    From the opening (old man dying of mortal wound hides a series of clues - mainly straightforward crossword puzzle-ish anagrams - throughout the Louvre, because that mortal wound apparently gave him enough time to do all that but not enough time to call for an ambulance) to the setup (the dying man left a note for his granddaughter, a "police cryptographer" - because what police department doesn't have a professional codebreaker on staff - to find ROBERT LANGDON, because only he has the intelligence, knowledge, and debonair middle-aged good looks to solve these ingenious clues) to the antagonist (a crazed albino monk who whips himself while naked and constantly limps and bleeds from the barbed wire he ties around his leg - which you'd think would make him stand out in a crowd as he does his work as a member of a secret ninja assassin order for the Catholic church) to the reveal (Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife, she got preggers and fled to France all the way from Israel, for some reason, and their children became the first kings of France - that's right, the French royalty were direct descendents from Christ! And the Templars were dedicated to keeping that a secret, which they did by inserting ambiguous and unconvincing clues into famous artworks and pun-ny names into famous locations) to the additional reveal (the granddaughter, who of course falls in love with ROBERT LANGDON, is actually the last remaining secret descendant of Jeebus!!!) to the grand finale (Mary Magdalene is buried under the famous glass pyramid of the Louvre, which is an ancient and holy site ... and not a big fancy skylight designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, installed in 1993, in the center of a shopping mall, right next to the Apple Store and just a bit down from the food court. None of that is a joke.)
    Beyond that, the writing is incredibly juvenile; we're talking "erotic fan fiction writer on the internet"-level here. And it never fails to make you smile at just how self-satisfied Dan Brown is with himself, having come up with this genius story which he claims to be based fully in fact. Indeed, if you read The Da Vinci Code as Dan Brown's personal author self-insert Mary Sue fantasy, it makes a whole lot more sense. Dan Brown is ROBERT LANGDON - the brilliant, witty, one-of-a-kind genius academic who can figure out the truth that no one else can see - middle-aged but still handsome and totally sexually appealing to all the young girls - an academic art nerd who captures the heart of a much younger, vivacious, beautiful, smart (but not as smart as ROBERT LANGDON), sophisticated yet pure and innocent French mademoiselle. It's not "Robert Langdon" who's in a romance with this sexy French damsel - it's Dan Brown himself banging with the sexy, sexy heir of Jesus Christ. (And this happens again in all the other Dan Brown books. Seriously - every Dan Brown book involves a young, intelligent, sexy, usually European woman who falls in love with the middle-aged academic protagonist)
    BTW, it makes no sense that there would only be one (spoiler, two!) descendants of Jesus Christ. Over two thousand years, there should've been so, so many descendants - bloodlines expand over generations. They don't shrink. Unless there was a distressing amount of constant incest among the lineage of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene over the course of two thousand years.

    • july j
      july j 21 hour ago

      The author self insert, the many dads loving this book… omg it’s the twilight for middle aged men. no wonder it was so popular (this speaking from a person who lived and breathed twilight as a middle school girl)

    • Jennifer Lawton
      Jennifer Lawton Day ago

      Oh my god thank you

    • MrLyvik
      MrLyvik 4 days ago

      I remember them explaining the "only one decendant left" thing with the what's-its-face evil cult hunting them down through the centuries? Love your comment though. You should be a writer for this show lol

    • Stephen Rodger Benson
      Stephen Rodger Benson 11 days ago +2

      I remember reading it and thinking "right, I can see why people enjoyed it, it is a pacey read, but it also has a chapter that is literally one sentence long." Also happened to be studying the history of much of what he babbles on in the book and knew exactly why it was wrong. "Yes, Dan, they did formally agree what books were in the bible, and the council of nicea was a thing. But this is well established history not some secret you have revealed, and those "secret gospels" you keep referring to were not in because they were written much later than the ones that were included *and* associated only with weird niche gnostic sects, not because they contain a hidden secret on the true fate of Christ. Did you ask a single historian or theologian about this at any point?"

  • nosam bawhcs
    nosam bawhcs 4 months ago +929

    We definitely need a series where John Oliver reviews popular books & movies.

    • Anon B
      Anon B Month ago

      Fucking yes!

    • Khánh Bảo Đoàn
      Khánh Bảo Đoàn Month ago

      I want him to hear him destroy the Harry Potter series :v

    • Do Š.
      Do Š. Month ago +1

      like "the celestine prophecy" - it actually set the terrain for "the da vinci code", lol.

    • G.D. Graham
      G.D. Graham 2 months ago

      Yes

    • Nils Hitze
      Nils Hitze 3 months ago +1

      He should do Harry Potter

  • Eastern Lights
    Eastern Lights Month ago +141

    Fun fact: the Czech dub of the movie kept the word "apple" untranslated.
    Only the voice actor misspelled it. And they kept it in. That's right, there is a version of the Da Vinci Code that has the Harvard Artthrob Robert Langdon spell out "apple" as A-P-P-E-L.

    • Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva
      Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva 13 days ago +8

      Fun fact, in the Spanish dub of the movie they didn't use the Spanish word for apple "manzana" but the Latin "pomona", which makes sense, since Newton and other scientists wrote their research in Latin. It also somewhat excuses why people couldn't figure it out immediately, because even if you knew the term, you could be thrown off by using the wrong language. The Spanish dub made the scene way better than Dan Brown!!! Also he didn't spell it.

    • Sharon Hunter
      Sharon Hunter 20 days ago +7

      APPEL is Dutch for apple.

    • WebBowser
      WebBowser Month ago +3

      Wait, this is amazing!

  • Megan Neely
    Megan Neely 3 months ago +242

    I teach an art history survey at a university and I have to grapple with this damn book every year because people believe stupid things because of it

    • TTV. Toxic
      TTV. Toxic 18 days ago

      That’s hilarious and sad

    • TSA D
      TSA D 25 days ago +2

      Yes, I love how some people seem to think Divinci was at the last supper taking a picture. Like a Monty Python sketch

    • Adrian Pietkiewicz
      Adrian Pietkiewicz Month ago

      @Emily Anne Aron nice!

    • Emily Anne Aron
      Emily Anne Aron Month ago +46

      I'm so sorry you have to gr-A-P-P-L-E wiith that 😔

  • Jefferson Ricardo
    Jefferson Ricardo 4 months ago +11603

    John Oliver should make a Clip-Share channel just to give overviews on books or movies. This stuff is amazing.

    • Ann D.
      Ann D. 25 days ago

      Full-heartedly agree!

    • Simply Human
      Simply Human Month ago

      He doesn't have people that write his rants?

    • Jack Eldridge
      Jack Eldridge Month ago

      I can spitball titles now. Jon Oliver and why I hate this fucking film.

    • G.D. Graham
      G.D. Graham 2 months ago

      Agreed

    • The Kaiser
      The Kaiser 2 months ago

      Shouldn"t he be wearing a mask?

  • LoesBoss
    LoesBoss 3 months ago +250

    13-year old me thought this book was so brilliant and intellectual! Read it again as an adult and realised it sucked...but the nostalgia is real :)

    • Adam Maqavoy
      Adam Maqavoy Month ago

      Lmao...! .sus #had that 1 #classmate #whom #thoight #this #aswell ~ Me;... *You're such a tool*
      PS; This was 2002

    • Bunsen Honeydew
      Bunsen Honeydew Month ago

      I bought this book at the airport for a flight from New Zealand to Europe. The entertainment system broke down in Singapore and I still gave up on it a hour in.

    • Charles Bosse
      Charles Bosse Month ago

      "Never meet your heroes", right?

    • Accio Username
      Accio Username Month ago +1

      Same... it was one of the first novels of my childhood and I was in awe xD

    • Ghislaine Salavaria
      Ghislaine Salavaria Month ago

      Same. Read it in my teens and thought it was brilliant. Now Mr. Oliver is making me reconsider my confidence in my own intellect😅

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi 3 months ago +130

    This is almost as good as the time Stephen Fry called it "loose stool water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind".

  • marukenna
    marukenna 22 days ago +25

    I remember being irritated by his description of Robert Langdon as this middle-aged man who is (he feels the need to clarify) still attractive and made even more interesting by his knowledge of arts and codes through which he wows and seduces the (explicitly) much younger female character. We can tell that this character is your fantasy of how your intellect enables you to not have to sleep with women your own age because god forbid, DAN! It made me roll my eyes with every seductive interaction between Robert and Sophie, who is only there to be very impressed by this dude who figured out that APPLE.

  • Graham
    Graham 4 months ago +130

    I think the book was written to make average people feel smart, by setting up riddles that anyone who took high school Classics or History could solve.
    I enjoyed feeling smart while reading it.

    • Kade Williams
      Kade Williams Day ago

      I mean, that is essentially a writer's job. If they make the reader feel stupid then it won't get read and then become a best seller. Apple is stupid, but it worked and has worked many times before. Also, i hated the books and I read them before I saw the movies. Which I also wasn't a fan of.

    • William Hunter
      William Hunter 4 months ago +12

      Same reason why Big Bang Theory got mega-popular

  • Rebecca D
    Rebecca D 4 months ago +2714

    This establishes that John can talk about literally anything and I will absolutely listen.

    • Alex
      Alex Month ago

      hi from the future, he just did 15 minutes on Air-fcking-Bud so, yeh,..

    • Hector Alvino
      Hector Alvino 4 months ago

      A P P L E

    • Kurt Sudheim
      Kurt Sudheim 4 months ago +1

      Even though there was no joke, it was still funny, he's turning into bill burr & David Mitchell a bit

  • Billy Warren
    Billy Warren 2 months ago +13

    It has taken me over a month to solve this, I have travelled to the catacombs of Paris, explored the frescos of Angkor Wat, delved deep into the Burial Chamber of Sneferu in the Red Pyramid, but I have finally solved it! I think it’s a Pear!

  • Isolde Jane Holland
    Isolde Jane Holland Month ago +31

    No need to apologize for "wasting our time", - your belated DaVinci Code tantrum was hilarious, as always. Happy Easter.

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss 4 months ago +24

    Watching John frenetically ranting about freaking Robert Langdon was the highlight of my week!

  • Manu Sidot
    Manu Sidot 4 months ago +21

    John Oliver couldn't settle for simply being entertaining reading the phonebook. He had his team find an even duller book first. What a prima donna ! 😁

  • Doug Larsen
    Doug Larsen 4 months ago +2596

    Calling Robert Langdon an "art throb" is the real masterpiece

    • fishhead06
      fishhead06 Month ago

      I've heard about his master piece.

    • Lola
      Lola 3 months ago +2

      @AfRoADam oh hahah I somehow heard and read art throb as heart throb anyways without realizing it and was like, where's the pun? Thanks!

    • AfRoADam
      AfRoADam 3 months ago +1

      @Lola It's a play on the term "heart-throb" (or "heartthrob") which means (quoting from Google):
      "a male celebrity who is known for his good looks."
      But rather than 'a male celebrity who is known for his good looks', Robert Langdon is 'a male fictional character who is known for looking for art'; therefore he is an art-throb.
      At least that's how I understood the joke 🤷‍♂

    • Lola
      Lola 3 months ago

      Im ashamed to admit I don't get it, mind explaining the pun 😅?

    • The Inquisitor
      The Inquisitor 4 months ago

      Apple man picture. Heh. Must be me. 😎

  • Fritz
    Fritz 4 months ago +12

    This was so much better than the regular show where they feel the need to insert silly silly jokes every five sentences because they think they've reached the end of their viewers' attention span.
    (I guess the studio audience jokes served that function here, but at least these felt somewhat related.)

  • Luis G. Jimenez R.
    Luis G. Jimenez R. 3 months ago +11

    Oh my god, i can't thank you enough
    You just showed me in not alone in the universe 🤗
    I've secretly hated this book for so long, but everyone else loved it so much it was frightening 😵
    👏👏👏

  • Jacob Perrigo
    Jacob Perrigo 3 months ago +12

    I really enjoyed that book. I thought it was brilliantly written. I was also 13 years old and was equally enthralled with Majora's Mask.

    • WebBowser
      WebBowser Month ago +2

      Ok, but the difference is that Majora's Mask is actually good.

  • OUCat Five
    OUCat Five 3 months ago +4

    John Oliver, I LOVE YOU!!! I haven't laughed this hard in a very long time. I REALLY needed a good laugh, and you delivered. Now I need a cigarette (and I don't smoke). Thank you , I needed that. P.S. I'm a former librarian, and I love your take on this book. Next, could you do 50 shades? Good thing you're coming back soon. It's lonely out here without you.

  • Ren Alloy
    Ren Alloy 4 months ago +2083

    I got kicked out of a Catholic church book club and threatened with excommunication simply because I admitted I read it... I am no longer Catholic because of this book lol thank you Dan Brown 😂🤣

    • Scoop92
      Scoop92 3 days ago +1

      That's the main thing I remember from when the book came out - all the Catholics within a 10 mile radius of us being pissed as hell (except my Catholic father, who loved it)

    • The Fray All Day
      The Fray All Day Month ago

      @Ren Alloy I apologize for jumping to conclusions. No one should be treated like that over something so trivial.

    • Ren Alloy
      Ren Alloy Month ago

      @The Fray All Day I absolutely was. It was, in fact, very traumatizing as they were doing the same thing to 3 others in our group. Hilarious how fast your panties get bunched up when ppl tell the TRUTH about the Catholic Church and her minions. Heck off.

    • The Fray All Day
      The Fray All Day Month ago

      Wow, what diocese are you in? Can't ever say I've been threatened with excommunication, and I really doubt you were either.

  • Dominic Castillo
    Dominic Castillo 2 months ago +1

    Thank you. I’m going to show this to my family. They thought I was judging the DaVinci Code too harshly.

  • IkanisuShikari
    IkanisuShikari 4 months ago +10

    I remember my dad reading this book, so that bit about "Everyone's dad said it was good" really struck home. Of course, I was a kid at the time, so the only thing I was reading was the latest Harry Potter.

  • Martha Prieto
    Martha Prieto 4 months ago +9

    John needs to start a separate show just to review movies

  • Stephen Ahn
    Stephen Ahn 4 months ago +25

    I thought the book was entertaining. Not because of the "oh wow he's so smart" kind of thing, but just the presentation of art and history in an entertaining manner.

    • Catherine Stickels
      Catherine Stickels 2 months ago

      I find whats her face's personal story much more interesting than the main plot. I didn't really give much of a shit about the main treasure hunt, I just wanted to understand her relationship with her grandfather.

    • Stephen Ahn
      Stephen Ahn 4 months ago +10

      @Jacob C looks like you cared enough to comment. thanks my friend

    • Jacob C
      Jacob C 4 months ago

      We don’t care

  • Gibran Adnan
    Gibran Adnan 4 months ago +3950

    I did not expect movie reviews from John Oliver, but I am 100% here for it.

    • The Cat
      The Cat 4 months ago

      Same.

    • Felis Impurrator
      Felis Impurrator 4 months ago +1

      @strifera I would like to see this magpie video.
      Edit: But if John already got political, does that mean he has some magpie training videos I haven't seen? Holy shit.

    • T0asty
      T0asty 4 months ago

      its like RLM except paid for by a huge company :D

    • Josh Baxter
      Josh Baxter 4 months ago +1

      *book

  • Athena Promachos
    Athena Promachos 4 months ago +1

    Thank you John, for your excellent imitation of an apoplectic bird faced with human idiocy. As always.

  • Peter Kistler
    Peter Kistler Month ago +1

    John, thank you so much for validating my frustration after reading this ridiculous book for the first time this year. You may think you've wasted ten minutes of my time, but I really think you gave them back after I lost weeks to the book.

  • Angie Toccket
    Angie Toccket Month ago +1

    I love that he says the audience didn't sign up for this and couldn't leave. I love when he pushes the papers around the desk. This is my second favorite episode after a British Parliament one.

  • Brianna R
    Brianna R 2 months ago +1

    Thank you, John. You save me a lot of time and sanity. More book/movie reviews, please and thank. :)

  • Marie Alexandre
    Marie Alexandre 4 months ago +1371

    As an art historian who has a personal grudge against the Da Vinci code, THANK YOU FOR THIS.

    • raksnishi
      raksnishi 4 months ago +1

      @Historical Book Frank Herbert's commentary on religions and how they are used to create a whole societal narrative is so often overlooked. I read Dune at 15 and it changed how I saw the whole world. I am so glad to have had those ideas in my mind when studying history and politics in school. I think it is as important as 1984 or Brave New World, but I don't remember it being required reading, or even discussed by any of my teachers. I really hope the recent movie version gets more people reading the book and discussing it.

    • Amani
      Amani 4 months ago

      In 2022📣
      _"Make sure the money works for you,"_
      *🔍 BLACKPINK Lisa - MONEY* 🎵
      : Hip-Hop 🎵to boost your energy

    • Rob Robberson
      Rob Robberson 4 months ago

      You loved it back in the day and were shamed for it by your peers, admit it!

    • Gemel Walters
      Gemel Walters 4 months ago

      @Pia O Nomata what are you debunking? It's a fictional novel :/

  • Michela Poles
    Michela Poles 3 months ago +8

    Thank you thank you thank you
    I felt for a longtime that there was something wrong in me because I found the movie incredibly stupid and the book absolutely impossible to read. They both lost me when the dying man in the Louvre museum had enough time and energy to stage the vitruvian man (pretty complicated) but not enough to write a note or make a phone call… seriously?!???

  • Nick Hill
    Nick Hill 3 months ago +2

    I'm brave enough to admit I read the DaVinci Code at the time and thought it was good, maybe even very good. Looking back, with a lot more life experience and education under my belt, I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking.

  • Jenny Fitzgerald
    Jenny Fitzgerald 3 months ago

    John Oliver, when I feel the absurdity of the Western World threatens to destroy my psyche, you come along and make me laugh. Thank you for being who you are.💝

  • bizeth74
    bizeth74 4 months ago +1

    This pleases me to no end. Any time I need an example of how masses of people can get sucked into a truly bad story, The Da Vinci Code is my example. Pretty sure I just ranted about it within the last month so I totally get why John Oliver is still mad about it. I don't even remember the story details now - I just remember it was poorly written.

  • Bob Gabbitas
    Bob Gabbitas 4 months ago +6452

    Only John Oliver could take hostages and still get them to laugh

    • Ç Zaroda
      Ç Zaroda 4 months ago

      John: Oh you won't be laughing much longer when the police arrive : ) Hostages are still hostages you see

    • 6'11 & gay
      6'11 & gay 4 months ago

      Hostages would probably do just about anything they're told.

    • km jah
      km jah 4 months ago

      @Benboozled9x lpp

    • DaStatGuy
      DaStatGuy 4 months ago

      He could everyone make laugh even by not saying anything, just by sitting in front of him. I don't even mean that as a mean but comical insult, i think he found his "raison d'être".

    • roc
      roc 4 months ago

      you would want to be randomed the last

  • MC
    MC 2 months ago +1

    As a child when I was forced to go to church, I specifically remember a sermon where the *baptist* pastor was VERY upset about this book and spent an entire hour talking about how the Da Vinci Code couldn’t be true. This was in a small TX town. I’m now very atheist :)))

  • Steffplays Mapping
    Steffplays Mapping 3 months ago

    After going through the book, I became so happy that I did so before watching the movie. Why can't a movie based on a book make it possible to understand everything that happens without the book?

  • Elle’s Bells
    Elle’s Bells 3 months ago +1

    I can’t explain why I love this one so much but I just keep coming back to rewatching it 😂

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa 4 months ago

    This might be the funniest Last Week Tonight bit I’ve seen in a while. Laughed a lot! thank you for that

  • TlsGrz
    TlsGrz 4 months ago +626

    I'm down for a weekly "Overrated popculture phenomenons with John Oliver"

    • Wx [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞👇
      Wx [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞👇 4 months ago

      Son unos de los mejores conciertos Samidi.Monster
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.

    • Rob Schofield
      Rob Schofield 4 months ago

      Oh, YEAH. I'd Buy That For a Dollar!

    • jgibs09
      jgibs09 4 months ago +1

      up next: marvel films.

    • Dave K
      Dave K 4 months ago +2

      Ooh, do 'The Celestine Prophecy' next!

  • Brighid Cleary
    Brighid Cleary 4 months ago +4

    I adore John Oliver's rants!

  • Sagan Thacker
    Sagan Thacker 4 months ago +1

    This is truly a genius bit. It's so perfectly written!

  • Punky ReggaeParty
    Punky ReggaeParty 2 months ago +1

    As if I needed more reasons to love John Oliver. 🥰

  • Tom Satko
    Tom Satko Month ago +1

    I remember that book coming out, everyone buying it up, and picking up my own copy. It was utter drivel. I couldn't understand for the life of me what people saw in it other than the scandal of Jesus being married. Brown's prior book with Langdon (Angels & Demons) was showed more talent. I never bothered with Inferno because I was honestly so unimpressed I just didn't care to even try reading it. I agree with John here 100%. It was a bad book that thrived on a cheap gimmick.

  • DSDstudios
    DSDstudios 4 months ago +1107

    “If you’re too young to remember what the world was like when the da vinci code came out… first of all, die.”
    This line goes harder than anything else John has ever said.

    • James Spoto
      James Spoto 4 months ago

      That was good, but the best (or maybe worst?) line JO has said was “it was the worst thing to come out of a Kennedy’s mouth since the back of a Kennedy’s head”. That was a laugh, then a pause, then a “hmmm I don’t think I should be laughing, but I am…”, then a “did he just say that?”

    • Henry McCoy
      Henry McCoy 4 months ago

      @Bunny Luver - BTW - Love your name, "leporis amans"

    • Bunny Luver
      Bunny Luver 4 months ago

      @Henry McCoy He deleted his comment. I don’t want to pay this childish spammer any further attention but I’m curious about what he was doing if not typing his comment.

    • いのふかだ🇯🇵
      いのふかだ🇯🇵 4 months ago

      *Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la*
      *LAMETE.SITE*
      hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy.
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.
      #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде
      #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

  • Gale Mylin
    Gale Mylin 3 months ago +3

    I had the same reaction when it came out. Skimmed through the novel and found it derivative and yes, dumbed down down down information.

  • mara
    mara 3 months ago

    You give me hope in humanity John Oliver and whoever has the powers that let him have this show.

  • Anshuman DC Joshi
    Anshuman DC Joshi 3 months ago

    I now have a strong urge to have John give us some book recommendations.

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou 3 months ago +1

    This is almost as good as the time Stephen Fry called it "loose stool water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind".

  • The Last Gen X'r
    The Last Gen X'r 4 months ago +1598

    Honestly, John Oliver losing his actual shit at the pure stupidity is my everything this Monday morning

    • Barnabas Kolumban
      Barnabas Kolumban 4 months ago

      He didn't; it is performative, but entertaining.

    • いのふかだ🇯🇵
      いのふかだ🇯🇵 4 months ago

      *Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la*
      *LAMETE.SITE*
      hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy.
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.
      #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде
      #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

    • Cija kana
      Cija kana 4 months ago

      Only for fans over 18 years old LOVEME.UNO/aizawa
      mañas no se la
      Megan: "Hotter"
      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter
      Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la lease que escriba bien mamon hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado.por la vida dura que se vive hoy .
      Köz karaş: ''Taŋ kaldım''
      Erinder: ''Sezimdüü''
      Jılmayuu: ''Tattuuraak''
      Dene: ''Muzdak''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.
      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu gana taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. ''Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt'' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu.#垃圾
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente
      💗❤️💌💘

    • いのふかだ🇯🇵
      いのふかだ🇯🇵 4 months ago

      *Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la*
      *LAMETE.SITE*
      hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy.
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.
      #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде
      #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

  • Jennifer Hartley
    Jennifer Hartley 4 months ago +2

    OMG, John, THANK YOU. 1990s Me, who threw Digital Fortress across a room after reading three pages of supposed experts being flummoxed as they try to unravel the 'code' that relates 1, 2, 5, 7, and 11, feels SO vindicated right now.

  • Scott Dukes
    Scott Dukes 15 days ago

    Thank you for this John. I nearly fell off the toilet laughing when he spelled it out in the clip.

  • Jerry Polverino
    Jerry Polverino 4 months ago

    Sitting here all alone in my mountain home snowed in, laughing my ass off. Thanks John.

  • xv15Magnum
    xv15Magnum 3 months ago +2

    Ah, memories. I was in high school when this book came out; I used a “rebuttal” pamphlet by the Catholic Church as a book mark the whole time. I thought it was good :P

  • Kellie Thornton
    Kellie Thornton 4 months ago +3696

    Those 3 seconds of John throwing his tantrum, and what is presumably a script?, is the greatest 3 seconds of my week.

    • MJ Maccabee
      MJ Maccabee 4 months ago +1

      @Henry McCoy Thank you, absolutely right -- I LOATHE all these spammers and will never click on any of their links when they're colonizing various Comments sections. If they put half the effort into performing and getting videos watched as they do into spamming, they'd achieve much more.

    • EmperorKD
      EmperorKD 4 months ago

      @Henry McCoy thank you 🙏 💥

    • いのふかだ🇯🇵
      いのふかだ🇯🇵 4 months ago

      *Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la*
      *LAMETE.SITE*
      hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy.
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.
      #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде
      #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

    • いのふかだ🇯🇵
      いのふかだ🇯🇵 4 months ago

      *Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la*
      *LAMETE.SITE*
      hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy.
      Son unos de los mejores conciertos
      , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente.
      Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.
      #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде
      #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

  • Kent Heustess
    Kent Heustess Month ago

    Love ya, John! Keep up the good work.

  • George
    George 2 months ago

    Though I love love both three movies, I just can't help laughing with what John is saying. Great!!!!

  • Donna Kay
    Donna Kay 3 months ago +26

    Dear John,
    thank you for stating exactly what everyone was thinking.
    my hat will be forever tipped to you
    well done sir
    👏👏👏👏👏👏
    .
    .
    .
    .
    fucking A P P L E!!!!!

  • Chantelle
    Chantelle 2 months ago

    I have not laughed out loud in a long time. Thanks, man.

  • Alex Smashnov
    Alex Smashnov 4 months ago +1855

    While half my brain is telling me to be mad for spending almost 9 minutes watching this, the other half reminds me that I'd probably watch John Oliver talk about different types of grass for a whole episode so I have no right to be mad

    • Stoodmuffin Personal
      Stoodmuffin Personal Month ago

      Have you seen his one on AirBud, yet?
      And could you imagine if we were allowed to do book reports like this?

    • Isabella Angeline
      Isabella Angeline Month ago +1

      I’m not mad at all. This was fucking hilarious!

    • Ron Cerjani
      Ron Cerjani 2 months ago +1

      @Catie Mooney It would probably start like this:
      "Grass. The soft green stuff that for some reason is always greener at your neighbors garden."
      Or...
      "Grass. The soft green stuff which vegans eat and for some reason makes them believe they're superior to everyone else. "

    • Rebecca
      Rebecca 2 months ago

      @Joyce Li The plant or the music genre?

    • Dizzle_Dog
      Dizzle_Dog 3 months ago

      Talk about the invasion of Bermuda grass on to the neighbors Tall Fescue grass 😲

  • Nilly00
    Nilly00 4 days ago

    What I love about these web exclusives is that there is no way of knowing if they came to be because Oliver and his team are obligated by contract to deliver an episode or entitled by contract to be allowed to make an episode XD

  • plutorama
    plutorama 3 months ago +1

    He can be very adorable with his histrionics. Perfect dad for a newborn or toddler.

  • Terri Ashby
    Terri Ashby 26 days ago +1

    DUDE! Yes! When this book came out my kids were toddlers, so it took a s few months to get time for reading it. I had heard SO many rave reviews and, as a lover of literature, was truly looking forward to it. Boy oh boy oh boy. What a disappointment. It isn’t simply that the book was insultingly sophomoric with its inane plot and stereotypical characters (of course the professor wore tweed); the most painful experience regarding the book was the disparity between my opinion of it versus the opinions of others. I felt like a stranger in a strange land. Thank you John Oliver for giving me a tribe.

  • Kelinia Johnson
    Kelinia Johnson 4 months ago +1

    I remember reading it while I was pregnant and thought it was so good 😂 must have been the hormones 😂

  • Chris Mahler
    Chris Mahler 4 months ago +1494

    Of course, he spelled it. Dan Brown's writing style, "He entered the room. The sound of the floor was loud in his ears. Across from him is a wall. He scans left to right seeing two more walls. As he enters further into the room, a wall reveals itself behind him. Quizzically he looks up. Not quite making out the dimly lit smooth surface spanning the entirety of the space. It makes sense to him now, c-e-i-l-i-n-g." Yes, the room has a floor, four walls, and a ceiling.

    • Jay Donovan
      Jay Donovan 4 months ago

      @Steve M no I'm just warning all the people sleep in the world. We're in end times God called me to be a witness that's it. So I'll say it one last time Jesus is not a religion he's a relationship if you repent your sins to him at home in private he'll answer you and then you work on your relationship with him. He was God in the flesh that's why he answers your prayer. There's a storm coming that nobody will be able to handle God's judgment nobody can take the only thing you can do is get right with them now. I'm 100% positive you'll be left behind and it's sad that's the truth

    • Steve M
      Steve M 4 months ago

      @Jay Donovan just...wow.
      I think maybe the Clip-Share stream-of-consciousness-style ranting is having the opposite effect to the stated goal. Have you pause for a moment to consider this?

    • Katie Gray
      Katie Gray 4 months ago

      @Jay Donovan I can't follow your train of thought, if I already live in hell than my consequences for well, anything is what? More hell? Point of fact, but no living person knows what happens after death with any level of certainty, so you really can stop trying to convert people here. Unless of course your belief system is based on number of replies in the youtube comment section and that is how you personally escape your life in this world that you consider hell. Although if you just silently wait out your life, it will also result in your demise. Perhaps there's an economy in your afterlife and comments on youtube is directly transitioned into currency. Seems as likely to me as anything else you've mentioned. Which is not to say that I don't understand your strong desire to believe in an afterlife and a set of rules that mean you get to go there, as you share that with billions in this world. Given what you've mentioned of your own history with losing a loved one it is even more understandable how tightly you hold to your beliefs, however little sense they may make to others. What is less understandable is your publishing of self-proclaimed dreams in this specific place, of all of the places on the internet to do so.

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon 4 months ago +1

    Been a long time since I read the book, but weren't there a ton of actually really hard puzzles to decode before he could get to the "Orb" puzzle?

  • Tavers2
    Tavers2 3 months ago +1

    Whomever in the audience keeps cackling, their laugh gives me life, it’s amazing.

  • OneRandomLeo
    OneRandomLeo 3 months ago +1

    I have an unabashed love for The DaVinci Code. Jokes here or there, I do love John for talking about it. xD

  • MacCloggies
    MacCloggies 4 months ago

    John, thank you, I needed this today!

  • LosGranosTV
    LosGranosTV 4 months ago +982

    Their goes my happy memories of 2003, I was one of those suckers that thought it was the best thing since slice bread, thanks John for summing it up to APPLE 🍎 - Oliver = SAVAGE

    • Becky Schmidt
      Becky Schmidt Day ago

      i'm an English teacher and i thought it was fabulous :( lol

    • DCGoth
      DCGoth Day ago

      @Michael Schneider You’re fortunate to have avoided that time. Hopefully you also safely avoided LaLa Land. 😎

    • DCGoth
      DCGoth Day ago

      I remember when both the book and film came out. I wasn’t interested in the book and never read it. I had no desire to watch the film, so I never did. (I didn’t know there were two sequels, either).
      When the book released, I was forty-three, and I also possess a BA in English and MFA in Screenwriting. I was working in television at the time, but hating everyone talking about it just made me less interested.
      I enjoyed John Oliver’s comedic method of Basically telling me everything I need to know about the film and novel. He reinforced my decision to avoid Dan Brown and film adaptations of his books. Much thx to Last Week Tonight. 🙏

    • Michael Schneider
      Michael Schneider Month ago +1

      same.
      i was born in 2003

    • Rebecca
      Rebecca 2 months ago

      @Elen Degenerate You’re absolutely right. It was a fun read at the time, though. And like John Oliver reminded those of us who were old enough to remember, it was a nice distraction from the wars and other current events.

  • Anthony Sanchez
    Anthony Sanchez 2 months ago

    John Oliver... Thank you. I have hated this book for essentially 20 years for these very same reasons! You are the first person to ever verbalize exactly how I feel (outside of myself)!

  • Tremblay Laurence
    Tremblay Laurence 2 months ago

    Hey John and team! I just started my subscription to crave which is also HBO in 🇨🇦. I wanted to cry and now I get personally the at and t jokes because bell media owns crave/hbo in Canada and I swore never to deal with them, even for free, yes, I’m paying a subscription to get your show. My family’s is enjoying it too. 😂😂😂❤️❤️🇨🇦🌎

  • Ogre Has Layers
    Ogre Has Layers 4 months ago

    Never had the urge to watch or read it. Thanks for the review. Happy with my initial thoughts on it.

  • ryan mills
    ryan mills 2 months ago +5

    I love the DaVinci Code. It was filled with suspense and awesome true history applied to a fiction thriller. Taught me a lot about art history that I would otherwise never bothered to learn.

  • xfinity
    xfinity 3 months ago

    Tears were physically coming out of my eyes I was laughing so hard when he threw a shit fit about the apple

  • Shaunie in the Wrasslin

    I’ve done my damn best to unravel the code, and after touring the European diaries locations, I have come to a point that the painting refers to the famous fruit that is grape. G-R-A-P-E. Grape

  • Daniel Schlobach
    Daniel Schlobach Month ago +1

    Watching John slowly become unhinged is amazing

  • doire aintu
    doire aintu 4 months ago +3

    "The Rule of Four" was the story that DiVinci Code wanted to be.

  • h3lix86
    h3lix86 Month ago +2

    i demand a "John Oliver reviews: " channel now. make it happen John/HBO

  • Paula Mason
    Paula Mason Month ago

    I love John Oliver this is so him and I can't get enough of how funny this is. I was young and I remember ppl being really really into it. I just that was the south 🤷🏿‍♀️

  • Mind Body Soul
    Mind Body Soul 4 months ago

    You made my day John 💕 ❤

  • mscrankyjack
    mscrankyjack 22 hours ago

    As a person who enjoyed reading this book at the time (even though I could also tell it was trash) I think the success is due to the fact that it made stupid people (like me) feel like they were smart.

  • Optimus0
    Optimus0 4 months ago +1768

    8:08 it's the tie isn't it John. The color red is symbolic of many things in society, blood,anger, violence, but most importantly at the moment passion. I think the key to this puzzle is passion look at the painting we see a cookie cutout business man to be a representation of the American people with an apple upon his face to demonstrate the reality of losing individuality as the restrictive society rips away from us the passion of life and forces us into life we did not want. That is the purpose of the dark color palette of the sky of this work as well. Mean while the red tie symbolizes the cruelest part of modern life that you can pursue your passions as long as they are financial capable of supporting you as a job. Because if they can't you'll have to *grow up* and become something you hate.
    I think I understand John I truly think I do.......
    Or it's an apple.

    • matteo testino
      matteo testino 4 months ago

      @chez moi the British I was referring was John Oliver... I knew the beligian painter is one of my favorite

    • The Movie Dealers
      The Movie Dealers 4 months ago

      Thank you for your service.

    • Doctor Applehead
      Doctor Applehead 4 months ago

      It's a visual pun too, which is neat. The painting is called The Son of Man (cough cough adam's apple cough cough). It's a bit... on the nose. :) Maybe we should all just face it , it's a funny picture. After all, stemming the tide of bad puns isn't likely to happen till we get to the core of things. "What core?" you may ask. And I'll tell you. I have no idea. I'm an idiot on the internet with an apple for a head why are you asking me? Also for more apple related content click my head. Don't make it weird, just click my head.

    • Optimus0
      Optimus0 4 months ago +1

      @Kew Gardens Station thanks for the info jokes aside I thought it was a cool painting.

  • Sue Flammang
    Sue Flammang 3 months ago

    Hi John,
    I especially love the art at the end of this segment and I agree it's stupid! If the apple had a "beetle" on it, the picture would be perfect!
    I also enjoyed your memories of Sarah on the Stephen Colbert show. I would have gotten her address too, which proves that apples in general are stupid...
    Thanks for the laughter, Sue
    PS: If I'm right, write!
    ♥️

  • Raymond Talbot
    Raymond Talbot 28 days ago

    I've finally solved it!!! After all these years. Thank you.

  • Zina Right
    Zina Right Month ago

    My goodness...I love it! John's commentary

  • Hal Kuhns
    Hal Kuhns 3 months ago

    You reminded me of the sense of outrage I felt after reading "The Bridges of Madison County"! Good on ya! and yes about da DaVinci Code.

  • Meutia Gozali
    Meutia Gozali 4 months ago +893

    My dad loved this book and movie so much. That part of the video where John went "My dad told me this book was good" was too spot on.

    • SpookyMunky
      SpookyMunky 4 months ago +1

      @S Thompson lol.. it broke my brain, honestly please never anyone try it.. jajjaa... I have had years of relaxation and drugs and whatever ... my life is just as insane as ever however... I have ex gfs in every country on planet contacting me always :) .... not bragging, hehehehehehe... love speaking to them usually and always hope they are ok... hehehe.. emmmmmmm... lol.. people complain about covid messing up their lives... emmm.. jejejejejejejeje... lol.. I honestly have houses in other countries .. that.. emm.. I can barely or not afford anymore... hehehehe... emmm... am just trapped here, lol

    • S Thompson
      S Thompson 4 months ago

      @SpookyMunky Interesting work! But yeah I understand working around the clock for months would be soul-sapping! -even if knowing I’d be off for next 2/3 of year. Hopefully your schedule is less strenuous now.

    • SpookyMunky
      SpookyMunky 4 months ago +1

      @S Thompson no, 3d and cg and video artist working on silly things like tv adverts for millions to watch.. I do not care, I was never paid enough and sold my soul but I really did like my gf, hehehe.. still speak to her after all these years as a friend hahaha.. I do not know.. life is strange :) ... part of what is wrong with my brain, always is I do not forget things, so the few moments between me working in her country and having time to dance and sing and laugh with her are always imprinted in my brain hehehe.. lol.. she has had 2 husbands and 2 children since then, lol.. I have had maybe 100 more gfs... dunno.. hehehehe.. always looking for right person :)... but the deadline creep, ,sigh.. honestly I would have to work 24 hours a day for months hehehe... but in return I could take the next 2/3 of the year off. hehehehe..sigh
      Edit: I should mention that during the working times I also had infinite alcohol and herb money hehehehee... sometimes my life is not a bad gig as I make out it to be, but hehehe.. end of the day, no joke, 20-24 hours a day of work for upt to 4 months a year... lol

  • Iris White
    Iris White 27 days ago

    Idk but I love this exclusive. I've watched it over and over

  • DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD
    DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD 2 months ago

    As an art person, Da Vinci Code and its following stories are my favorite books of all time 😂

  • Fahad Faisal
    Fahad Faisal 3 months ago

    Good Show. I bought the book when it came out. Fantastic read. Couldn't wait for the movie. Just watched your show...and will be paying about $5.00 to Amazon to rent it this week.
    Dan Brown, Tom Hanks et al. thank you for the free publicity!

  • María López
    María López Month ago

    🤭 I loved the book, not so much the movies, but I definetly loved this review 😁

  • Jack K
    Jack K 4 months ago +1422

    The really sad thing about the Apple riddle is that it actually really is a very difficult riddle by Dan Brown’s standards. Another of his books had the entire conflict hinge on no one at the NSA being able to work out that the difference between 235 and 238 is three.
    God I wish I was joking.

    • susan ohnhaus
      susan ohnhaus 4 months ago

      @Emma Talbott he is for certain a terrible, terrible writer. but, he is also a terribly, terribly rich terrible writer. problem with the publishing industry actually. i always thought his books were awful (DF the worst, PD next to worst) but i worked in a bookstore and knew how if publishers wanted to put enough money into promotion they could get the reviews and the sales they wanted and everybody went home happy. except for the minimum wage bookstore clerks.

    • Eric Scharmberg
      Eric Scharmberg 4 months ago

      @Emma Talbott I'm guessing because it was just really easy to turn it into a movie.

    • Eric Scharmberg
      Eric Scharmberg 4 months ago

      @Dylan Madisetti So why didn't he just go with a difference of "4"? Still a bad riddle though.

    • obcl
      obcl 4 months ago +1

      @meh! That's definitely a big part of it - anything that ruffles the Vatican's feathers draws attention !

    • meh!
      meh! 4 months ago +1

      @obcl I don’t know. I wonder if this book was praised or spent so much time as a best seller because it caused controversy. People read it because they loved the controversy/drama or they wanted to know what it was all about

  • Growth is Freedom United Earth Enterprise

    I specifically remember flipping out about this exact point, so much so my family asked me to find a different place to live...

  • Vanessa P
    Vanessa P 3 months ago

    I took this book to a church retreat I was forced to attend and successfully got kicked out after 36 hours 😌 thank you Davinci Code

  • Ravenrose
    Ravenrose 21 hour ago

    Loved this movie, but also love this Clip-Share. A lot of good points were undoubtedly mad here, but I can't help being charmed by how batshit insane the plot is.

  • Carl Stanford
    Carl Stanford 2 months ago

    This is what we need right now. 😂 hilarious

  • Andrew MacLellan
    Andrew MacLellan 4 months ago +448

    I worked at a book store in 2003 when this came out. It was the bane of my existence because we could never keep enough copies in stock. When I finally saw the movie, just to see why people went so nuts about it, I was speechless with disappointment. I have been on a hate-binge over this for nearly two decades. This clip gives me the validation I so desperately needed.

    • gregory brownma
      gregory brownma 4 months ago

      @French Kiss Talk about damning with faint praise....

    • Tams Martin
      Tams Martin 4 months ago

      I see you bookstore worker :)
      I also see all the comments of those who patently have never worked in a bookstore/library and have no idea of the volume of material carried. Which is why people who work in these places need to be selective in their reading choices.
      Case in point I am an eclectic enough reader averaging 30-40books out on my card at a time but there is no way in hell I would read all the things that are bestsellers or popular with our customers. This would give me no space for my own personal reading tastes and quite frankly not everything that is a bestseller is errrr that great literary wise.

    • Tony
      Tony 4 months ago +2

      You worked at a book store.... and you "finally saw the movie, just to see why people went so nuts...".. Did you not consider reading it???? Wtf dude. Where you work now? At a cinema? And when a good movie comes out, you go to a book store and read the book the movie was based on - just to see what the fuzz is all about.

    • Peppy Balentine
      Peppy Balentine 4 months ago

      I love this for you. Vindication at last!

  • Jelraclix
    Jelraclix 4 days ago

    Thankfully I missed all of the DaVinci code stuff. Well minus the first movie which I watched at a friend's house, but was not paying any attention to as I was not there to watch that movie. Instead John, I have another really popular thing that I absolutely hated and it was a movie that made no sense at all. That I have been ranting about for years since all of my friends and co-workers at the time praised the film up and down. Right after the opening, I knew I made a mistake by starting this film, because it was absolute garbage.
    It starts off with five bank robbers. We will call them by number, 1-5. Each robber has a particular skill for this job and after they complete that, they get killed by the one that is going to do the next job. So 2 kills 1, 3 kills 2, 4 kills 3. The first "twist" to the story comes at this point as 4 turns on 5 and decides to ask 5 if he is supposed to kill him or not and 5 says, "No, I am supposed to kill the bus driver." A school bus then crashes through a bank wall, in reverse, killing number 4 allowing 5 to get on the bus and kill the driver. Who then supposedly drives away alluding cops by blending in with a row of other school busses thanks to when this job was evidently completed.
    That scene is supposed to be the start of getting you to think this must be from a mastermind. Except the writing of that scene just shows that the writer has no idea how to make a plot.
    If we look at the opening scene and cut it apart, the robbers do not question the idea of killing someone after the individual jobs are complete for a higher cut as I guess we are left to assume that is the motivation for killing their partners. The fact that robber 2 had no problem killing robber 1 was even remotely shocked that it happened to him, also makes no sense. He could have easily just been like robber 4, which is another issue.
    When it is between robber 4 and 5, 4 decides to stop and have a chat with 5 rather than just walk out with the bag on his own? He just killed one of the guys and realized what happened to the others, which is clearly the mindset of someone who is rather ruthless on many levels, but he decides to chat with this other guy than just shoot him.
    Then you have a bus that manages to back through a brick wall and hit the guy where he moved to during this chat he was having. Forget that this guy was likely supposed to be his target for a minute, he is driving a school bus in reverse to hit a bank wall and plow through it with enough precision to kill someone. He also does not dent or scratch this school bus.
    This school bus thing will really drive you nuts at this point if you start thinking about it and I have. I did during a large portion of the movie, not that it mattered as the rest of the movie was just as bad, if not worse, depending on the scene.
    Robber 5 either through psychic powers realized where this bus that would be crashing through was going to hit and knew just how to talk to this guy, who he must have assumed was going to talk to him, or that bus driver has X-Ray vision and knew how to aim the bus to hit the intended target.
    My guess was they went in reverse to make it harder to tell the damage on the bus, but that is not going to pick up speed all that quickly, which means that bus is not going to go through a brick wall. At least not with one hit. It is also going to occur lots of damage. Plus, most of the traffic waiting for this to happen, is going to have plenty of time to report this is happening. I have to get past this point, so let me stop talking about just the issue witha school bus backing through a brick wall.
    It manages to break through and kill robber 4 who seemed to have an amazing change of heart after killing robber 3. He decided to question his life choices with robber 5 who he suspected was likely out to kill him. Something robber 3 might have appreciated would have been a change of heart before robber 4 killed him.
    Now this bus is stopped inside a bank with cameras that would see a license plate number. Which leaves you to question, "Did no school report a missing bus?" I guess not, plot holes are the only reoccurring theme of the film.
    Anyway, it is stopped long enough for robber 5 to get the money on the bus, walk up front and shoot the bus driver in the head to then drive away with only some dust and debris to come off it as though nothing of significance happened. None of the other drivers called in this in even if it was just being pissed off about having to wait for a school bus that was blocking traffic because it had crashed through a brick wall. Giving the number off the side of it since they had to sit and wait awhile. Once again, it went in reverse. A setup we are supposed to think was well though out and planned so robber 5 would not have to work as hard to get out into a normal traffic flow.
    Which by the way, it makes it seem like this bus yad caused zero issues by backing up into a brick wall in the first place. That traffic must have flowed normally as it just pulls out. Making that one insanely long red light in that situation.
    Now my memory could be a bit fuzzy at this part, but I robber it as being only a two lane street. That just adds to absolute absurdity of the scene.
    That is the opening to the film. That whole mess is an opening for the second film to one of the absolute worst trilogies ever made. A movie I absolutely had no interest in because I saw the first one and it was just as bad, but I got talked into seeing it anyway. Full me once, shame on you. Full me twice, shame on me. I learned a valuable lesson and did not watch the third film.
    I think my point for bringing all of this up, I completely understand where I think you were coming from with this rant and sometimes, you just have to get it out of your system. Especially when they make this sort of publicity over absolutely nothing. When what makes them popular likely had nothing to do with the quality of the story, since the story was close to being non-existent.