The (Photoshopping) Dilemma

January 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


This ad is gracing train platforms and taxi cabs all over Chicago:

Take a closer look

I’ve encountered this thing more times than I care to think about and each time I see it my annoyance grows just a tad.  Do you notice anything odd about this photo?  Like, the fact that neither of these middle-aged men has anything even resembling a wrinkle anywhere near their foreheads?  It’s almost creepy how closely their complexion matches that of a baby’s ass.  Apparently, the heavy-drinking and heavy-eating lifestyles of Vince Vaughn and Kevin James cure facial lines better than Botox.  Someone tell Hollywood, stat!  Obviously movie stars need more liquor and bacon, not trips to the plastic surgeon.

I’m pretty sure at least part of this movie was filmed in Chicago, hence the heavy saturation of this particular ad.  I have no idea what the movie is about but the glossiness of their promos have completely turned me off  (though to be fair, I don’t typically rush to see every new Vaughn or James movie that hits the theaters…really, Mall Cop?).  I know that movie posters are photoshopped and airbrushed every day and this is nothing new (hello Sex and the City) but I think this is especially ridiculous.  These “men” look like they’ve never seen an ounce of worry in their life, so what “dilemma” could they possibly be facing?  Sorry guys, I don’t buy anything about it.  Including a ticket to your dumb-looking movie.

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