If you’re older, have a few laugh lines, some crow’s feet, or a scar or two, I understand why the marketing people might want to airbrush the lines out of your face. But if you’re 13 years old? It’s not only pointless, but tacky.
Let me show you what I mean. Here’s what Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) looks like in real life:
A cute teenage girl with an expressive face, right? Now, here’s the new movie poster for Let Me In.
Cool poster, right? I’m hopping mad that Matt Reeves and those bastards are remaking Let the Right One In, but the posters (and here’s the earlier one) are fantastic. The whole vampire snow angel angle is neat, I’ll give it that. But, let’s look closer at Chloe’s face in the poster:
What have they done to that poor girl’s face? She looks unrecognizable? There’s no character in her face. It’s swollen and stretched, like she was stung by a bee, and then given Botox injections. That’s not cool. They stole her cuteness. Give it back, assholes. She’s only 13! You’re stealing her childhood.
This is why child actors turn into drug addicts and felons.