Joker has been surrounded by controversy, but it's really a marketing trick.
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Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker has faced backlash for its violence.
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This wasn't started by Warner Bros, but the studio has certainly pushed the narrative.
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They've released a statement, Phillips has made comments, they blocked reporters from the premiere.
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This made the backlash the focus, which covered the film's real flaws.
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Most of which are to do with Phillips' script, which doesn't cover its topics in enough depth.
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Of course, the Joker controversy is ridiculous.
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The movie isn't that violent, nor does it do anything to inspire violent acts.
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Nonetheless, it worked in the film's favor, since it's broken so many box-office records.
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