Every adult on this planet wishes they could have stretched out their teenage years the way that the people producing the HARRY POTTER films have for the Hogwart kids. I think that's most of the appeal for the adults who are into the series. It's as if they get to live in that bubble of eternal youth for as long as the high definition doesn't fail the chin whiskers of Radcliffe or the laugh lines of that ginger kid. The only one of the bunch that so many of the horny males of this world wanted to age just enough was the girl of the group, for selfish reasons, surely. So let's discuss her legal hotness... or notness.
The raging debate for so many is whether they were the first to claim that the underage Watson was going to turn into a babe in her time of consent. Whereas I was only aware that the little girl in LEON was going to turn into major league babe material (probably most evident when she added fuel to the fire in BEAUTIFUL GIRLS), I can't say that I was getting the same vibe from Emma. Then again, other than watching the first 4 or 5 (since I honestly lose track of which movie is supposed to be which), I didn't put forth any effort to following her on the red carpet or in candid shots until she'd turned the American age of legality, so I honestly couldn't tell.
Since turning 18, however, Watson came more clearly into my focus, mainly because she did so when I started covering her for Movie Hotties. I still was never quite convinced. Perhaps it's because she still seemed too much of a little sister than the newly minted doable chick that she was. Maybe it's because I just don't see anything all that special about her. She hasn't done a whole lot of other acting outside of the POTTER franchise, so I don't have any other avenue to grade her on.
Then the haircut. While I've chosen one of the more flattering ones, fresh from her appearance on the world premiere red carpet for the 17,000th movie (PART ONE!!), it's in the more casual images that I've seen of her with this shorter 'do that I'm rather unimpressed. She cleans up nicely and I can fairly label her, in my personal opinion, to be cute. However, I don't foresee her moving out of cute and into anything resembling smoldering anytime in the future. But that's just me.
What do you think of Emma Watson?