Even more controversy in last week's Face Off between Evangeline Lilly and Emma Stone. I suppose that's to be expected. Perceived slights against hotties with geek cred are shit storms waiting to happen. I've got nothing against Evangeline. I just like Emma more. I may be in the minority there, but I'm okay with that.
This week's hotties in contention will probably only worsen the storm of shit flying around here. By now you probably know of Ashley Benson's movie PIXELS coming out this week. If you haven't heard of it, it's essentially about old video games come to life and attacking Earth. Yeah, sounds pretty stupid, but Ashley looks hot and it's got Tyrion Lannister in it. So it could either be good for a few laughs or a total joke. Either way, I doubt it's going to pose much of a threat to the success of Elizabeth Olsen's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Her exploits as Scarlet Witch were good enough to distract us from Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. Anyone who can do that clearly brings something serious to the party. Now we just have to see which of these two summer movie sweethearts we're all sweeter on. Do try to be nice about deciding.
I don't think Ashley gets enough credit for her looks. She's absolutely adorable, perhaps even a little too adorable for the amount of showing off she does. One usually doesn't see adorable faces like hers running around with their boobs out the way Ashley does. Not that I'm complaining. I just can't decide if I'm more stunned by her beauty or crazy for her body.
I'd say Elizabeth has the summer 2015 movie season locked up for most beautiful star - maybe even the entire year. I've had a thing for her ever since she first showed up a few years back. There was something about how they handled her as Scarlet Witch that took things to a new level. I found it difficult to stay focused on all the other stuff happening in THE AVENGERS sequel whenever she was around. Girl works a magic all her own here.
I can't think of any part of Ashley that hasn't been knocking it out of the park here lately. Even when she got a little fuller figured there for a bit, the only change was that all the best parts of her just got bigger and rounder and hotter. There are many fine bodies out there - so many it's easy for one to get lost in the crowd. Despite that abundance of ass, Ashley continues to stand out for me.
Nothing wrong with Elizabeth's body. Just the opposite really. In her relatively short amount of time on the scene, she's already given us a couple of great nude scenes in which she looked fantastic. But if I'm forced to make a judgement call between two hot girls with sexy bodies, I'm going with Ashley this time around.
Check out this pic above. That's an example of how Ashley looks in her roles, or in a magazine spread, or at some event, or at the beach, or just walking down the street. In other words, a beautiful girl with her legs or ass or tits, or all of the above, being put on display in some manner. I don't know if she gets off on getting us off like that, but she does seem to do it a lot.
Again it comes down to a judgement call between two completely capable young women. Only the inconceivably partial among us would try to make the claim that Elizabeth isn't hot. Practically everything she's done in her professional career has had some kind of sexy element to it. Then again, one could say the same for her competitor here. After looking over both their exploits here, I'm going with Ashley. Pretty close game though.
As I said before, this PIXELS movie is either going to be as bad as its premise, or rise above the absurdity of its concept and find some legitimate entertainment value. Only time will tell on that one. However, I can say that I'm not much for a lot of Ashley's previous movies and shows. I'm simply not in the Pretty Little Liars demographic. I also find her wanting in acting ability, when compared to Elizabeth anyway.
Fanboy grumbles aside, I really enjoyed Elizabeth as Scarlet Witch. Not a surprise, really, as I've enjoyed most of her performances. In fact, a more balanced comparison in this category might be Elizabeth vs. Jennifer Lawrence, who she is far more on par with both in talent and where past career exploits are concerned. Elizabeth's skills as an actress were a pleasant surprise at the start and have since made her one of the bright stars of her generation. I expect more good things to come from her in the years ahead.
Elizabeth stands toe to toe with Ashley in looks and thoroughly trounces her as an actress. That said, Ashley has the advantage in the body and show off qualities. In this case, that's sufficient to make Ashley the hotter of the two, at least by my estimation.