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I was watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, and his mask made of skin, made me think of Ben Platt's in the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen film. So I googled to see when it's coming out and was SHOCKED that it was released September 24, 2021 and not surprised, it FLOPPED! I know the film got a lot of push back because they cast a 27 year old Platt to play 17 year old Evan and from the trailer his face looked awful. The CGI they used to make him appear younger make him look un-human, like he was wearing a mask made of skin. Ben also claims the movie probably wouldn't exist without him! "People like to have something to say that's negative, regardless of what it is. With [this], it's something that I can't control at all, which is my age, then bring it on," he said. "I'm glad it's not about my performance or my voice or anything that actually matters." Platt went on to explain more about the film, pointing out the movie — which is produced by his father, Marc Platt — would likely not have been made had he not been involved. "The reaction is largely from people that don't understand the context of the piece," Ben said. "The fact that I created the role and workshopped it for 3 years, and did all of the out-of-town performances, and originated it on Broadway, and received the accolades that I did... and also not really understanding that were I not to do the movie, it probably wouldn't get made." He added that, while he'd like to continuously defend himself online, he would rather just let people watch the film themselves. "My defensive response is to go on Twitter and be like, "Eff you guys, you don't even know that this wouldn't exist without me,' " Ben said. "And of course, that's not true entirely and that's not my place to say." Did any of you watch the film?