Ah, Megan Fox. Most of us know Megan Fox because of those Transformer movies. And while Megan Fox is certainly pretty, I have a confession to make... I'm not swayed by beauty and looks. Especially when it comes to Hollywood. Unfortunately there are a lot of women in Hollywood who don't exactly get recognized for their brilliant acting. We can all name dozens of beautiful actresses in Hollywood, but the ones who can act? We can't name nearly as many. Partially because after a while Hollywood isn't interested in women when they get old. Helen Mirren is a rare commodity in Hollywood.
Megan Fox falls into that category, unfortunately. Is she talented? Well, right now it's hard to say. She made her debut in a Mary Kate and Ashley Olson movie. Which... isn't exactly going to get you a lot of props. And being famous for being in a Michael Bay film doesn't say anything about your talents as an actress. Michael Bay directs a lot of action movies, but it's not as though Michael Bay really brought out her talents... or anyone's in those movies. And the best shots that Michael Bay seemed interested in getting on Megan Fox was her cleavage. According to the IMDB she's been in quite a bit. But one thing is for sure, a lot of what she's been in isn't really about her talent as an actress but rather her looks.
This is great for young men and teenage boys, I guess. But as I said... I'm not really one of those kinds of people. Let me tell you a story. A couple of friends and I went to go see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. As we walked out, my friends couldn't stop obsessing over how hot Megan Fox was. Then they turn to me. "What do you think, Seany?" (I hate it when people call me Seany--but they're not half as bad as the people who seem to think my name is "Seen"). I told them I thought she was okay looking. Then, in my grand standing nerdish way I added on, "Actresses like Megan Fox are sexier when they've got talent." It wasn't supposed to be a crude or rude joke, but they took it as that. "Who cares if she's talented! She's one hot chick!"
To answer the question of my friends... I care if she's talented. I'm not really persuaded by a woman's ASSets on film, if you know what I mean. Sorry to say, but I was probably one of the only college aged boys watching Transformers and didn't get a boner whenever Megan Fox was on screen. That doesn't make me better or worse, mind you. It just simply means I'm looking for something different when watching a movie. There's really nothing wrong with enjoying an actor or actress because of looks. And let's stop pretending this sort of thing only happens to women... it happens to men to. Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Matt Damon and (of course) Brad Pitt are actors who people also enjoy because they're good looking. I'm only saying that I happen to be someone who thinks talent is sexy (Disclaimer: I AM a nerd, folks). If you're an actress I think having a sexy body is only a small fraction of your sexiness. If I have what is referred to as a "celebrity crush" it is often because I think the celebrity in question is talented.
But what about Megan Fox? Is she doomed to be one of those actresses that is casted in action movies as something for all the men to oogle act? Or will someone come to recognize her skills as an actress? I'm not sure yet. Transformers isn't exactly a good reference when talking about Megan Fox's talents as an actress or her potential. Most of the cast in Transformers doesn't have their talent realized. Megan Fox in particular, however, seems to owe just about all her fame to her body. Is she an actress or a model?
Jennifer's Body was a pretty funny movie and that also had Megan Fox. On the other hand, like Transformers, you probably won't walk out of Jennifer's Body saying, "Good golly gee, those performances were awesome!" Heaven's no. Jennifer's Body almost seems like the kind of movie that was made for the sake of poking fun at how all the boys seem to like Megan Fox. She doesn't do a bad job in Jennifer's Body, though. Far from it, but it'll be a while before we all start looking beyond how beautiful Megan Fox is and paying attention to how good of an actress she is.
Shes been compared to Angelina Jolie and thats a mistake. Angelina has some talent in acting. Shes as vapid as the next Hollywood bombshell like Jessica Alba, except Jessica has some genuine beauty to her. She had sporadic acting work before being given a breakout role in Hollywood in Transformers and after starting to get steady work, including the sequel to Transformers she compared Michael Bay to Hitler and got drummed out of the series. … more
Another in the long line of empty headed bim actresses in Hollywood who sticks they're foot in their mouth and have little acting ability and even worse, bite the hand that feeds them. When she made her comment about the Midwest and killing the dumb, racist wifebeaters, I lost any and all respect for her and will never look back.
I'm a more analytical person. I believe that the purpose of the review is not for me to give you my opinion but for me to give you an analysis and help you decide if you want to get it. If you reading … more
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