• Joker has been surrounded by controversy, but it's really a marketing trick. 1 / 10

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  • Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker has faced backlash for its violence. 2 / 10

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  • This wasn't started by Warner Bros, but the studio has certainly pushed the narrative. 3 / 10

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  • They've released a statement, Phillips has made comments, they blocked reporters from the premiere. 4 / 10

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  • This made the backlash the focus, which covered the film's real flaws. 5 / 10

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  • Most of which are to do with Phillips' script, which doesn't cover its topics in enough depth. 6 / 10

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  • Of course, the Joker controversy is ridiculous. 7 / 10

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  • The movie isn't that violent, nor does it do anything to inspire violent acts. 8 / 10

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  • Nonetheless, it worked in the film's favor, since it's broken so many box-office records. 9 / 10

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