When it comes to making movies, there are often hundreds, if not thousands of people involved. From the actors to the writers and the grips to the second unit camera operators, there are tons of positions to fill, but when all is said and done, it's the director who oversees it all.
It's in the name; they direct everything that happens on a movie set, so as in every leadership role, they are ultimately responsible for the final product. When that releases as a movie that's not as good as many suspected, blame often falls on the director, which makes sense.
Still, unless directors bankroll their own films, they have to answer to the studio and/or investors, and that can often lead to problems. When a studio and a director don't get along, the film's quality can suffer, and in the end, moviegoers might end up paying good money to see something that's blatantly ridiculous.
Fortunately, it doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a movie comes out with the director's full knowledge that their film is ridiculous. Occasionally, this might even come with an apology to their audience, but more often than not, it arrives in the form of simple acknowledgment.
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