With LITTLE FOCKERS still cleaning up (as much as it can in these dismal box office returns times), it made me wonder if we're more comfortable handing over our love and affection (and dollars) for something familiar. Even if it means overlooking that it potentially sucks balls. Such is the question when it comes to this week's hottie as well.
In the beginning, I didn't pay much mind to Jessica Alba. Not when she was the slightly darker valley girl in movies like NEVER BEEN KISSED or IDLE HANDS. Not even when James Cameron turned her from a nothing into "Who's that chick?" with his "Dark Angel" series. I grew up in a town with plenty of chicks who looked a lot like Alba. Hispanic girls who practiced hard at getting just the right amount of white-girl into their hair or make-up. As great as everyone else around the world was beginning to think she was, I wasn't all that particularly impressed.
Then there came some scent on the breeze. Something which changed my mind. I could say that it was her in a bikini next to Paul Walker in INTO THE BLUE, but that might have been just because she was in my line of view of Walker (and Caan, for that matter, always have liked that dude). It might have been SIN CITY but I think I would have preferred to see her stripper... I don't know... get naked. One of my friends pointed out to me that Alba never looked more Caucasian than when she was making movies in this time frame, but that thought makes me feel racist, so I'll dismiss it and say that she was having a good run.
Then came the Cash. Getting married and having a kid doesn't mean that a chick is automatically less attractive. In many cases it can add to their looks in that glowing MILF way. But with Alba, I don't see that. I see a woman who has rarely smiled in the last few years. I see someone who is tired and barely concealing that she has little desire to fulfill the requirements that come with acting outside of cashing the paycheck. Whatever was hot about her for me now looks (and sounds) annoyed and annoying. I look at Alba now and long to see another Katherine Heigl movie.
But what do all the rest of you think about Jessica Alba?