Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks that releasing the end-of-the-world catastrophe movie THE DARKEST HOUR over the Xmas weekend is one of the smartest and stupidest things that the studio could have done for this film. Yes, most people are looking for something a little more family friendly if they get sick of being around each other at the house and need the darkened theater distraction from their dysfunction. But there are a lot more people who don't have any family to go to at all who would prefer not to see a flick that reminds them of that fact. That wide gap in logic is related to my feelings about this week's Hot or Not selection.
Taylor is an Aussie gal, so there's an automatic check mark in the plus column. However, Aussie girls should never be recruited to be the hysterical yelling types in a Michael Bay flick, as she was in the first TRANSFORMERS movie. Check mark in the negative column. BOTTLE SHOCK? Loved her in it. SHUTTER? Wanted to strangle her. SPLINTERHEADS? Got me into geocaching. "Charlie's Angels"? When exactly was that on, again?
Cute blonde, hot accent. Decent body, rock'n'roll attitude. A teen pageant winner who occasionally did modeling but went to college to concentrate on studies in History and Politics. Supposedly told Matthew McConaughey that a role in the movie SURFER, DUDE was "beneath" her. Rachel Taylor as a person sounds exactly like the kind of chick that I would want to spend time with. But also the exact type of chick who doesn't need to do the girls night kinda gig.
As for hot... She's got all of the markers with which for me to throw down an easy Yes to that question. But really, most of my opinion on that yes comes from me liking her as a person more than as a consistent actress or a spectacular hottie. She's good looking, but in a rather unremarkable way. Taylor definitely carves her niche by not being a typical Hollywood airhead. But who really gets to hang out with the attitude instead of just look at the pictures? I'm still up in the air on this one. She's awesome, she's pretty but... I want more somehow. I think she wouldn't expect it any other way.
What do you think of Rachael Taylor?