Haven't seen the movie (and don't really plan to, since I'm kind of allergic to such dark movies - makes me miserable), but I agree with Niall: it seems that some in the media have simply recognized the market forces. One of the advantages of capitalism :) So this might drive some who look at the bottom line to somewhat cater to the large anti-woke audience, and/or use the culture wars to create buzz. It's probably a mixed bag and will be for some time - they will try to play it safe, satisfying both sides, but I'm sure many think twice before going full-woke at this point.Ok, if it is social satire, it may be worth seeing then. But I don't get why PJW thinks 'the establishment hates this movie and doesn't want you to see it'; they're all talking about it, which - negative or positive reviews - is 90% of marketing!
This fits with another observation: I noticed how there is an increasing number of somewhat conservative articles in the mainstream press, including here in Germany. You know, semi-critical of AGW, gender ideology and so on. The kicker: these are almost ALL behind a paywall! They use it as bait for selling their subscriptions! The reason is obvious: such articles are the only reason anyone would pay, but nobody will pay for the latest woke hit piece. Also says something about where the majority stands, or at least the majority of those who are politically interested at all. Interesting!