What happens when you have an actress who has all the makings of being nothing special - just your typical blue-eyed blonde with a petite body - and imbue her with a dazzling smile and a hearty laugh meant to tickle your funny bone? Some might say you get this week's Hot or Not selection. I beg to disagree.
Can we pretend that I don't do this every day and I just come out and give you my honest opinion? Malin Akerman actually does nothing for me. When I heard that she was cast as Silk Spectre II, I was extremely disappointed. So many actresses to choose from to be the second coming of Carla Gugino's Silk Spectre I and they pick this little blonde girl and throw a wig on her? No thanks.
Considering that most of the other things I've seen her in have the actress flailing around trying to be the pretty funny girl and never quite making it, she comes off as a poor Anna Faris knock-off in comedies like 27 DRESSES and THE PROPOSAL. Some of my friends claim she was great in THE HEARTBREAK KID. I mostly just yell at them for not knowing that it was a remake. (Although I beg you to understand that not ALL of my friends are that dumb.)
So now we're being subjected to more of Akerman in the new release COUPLES RETREAT
and all I can wonder is how inadequate this chick has to feel next to Kristen Bell. Seriously. I just do not understand the ongoing love with Malin. Perhaps I'm missing something or even a whole hell of a lot, but to me...
But this isn't about me. What do YOU think about Malin Akerman?