I did not expect to find myself in the position of sticking up for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
I thought, after seeing "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon," that she would charm people in the role. She is, no question at all, a professional model, and she carries herself in every second of that film like she knows that Michael Bay is shooting everyone in the movie (and her in particular) like cars in a car commercial, and she doesn't have a problem with that.
But she has more than that going on. She's not just Hot POA #2 for the franchise. At least, not in my opinion. I think what she does well in the film is create a sense that she knows what effect she has on men in general, and she chooses loyalty to one person in particular and means it. She makes you believe that the unlikeliest relationship of the summer actually means something. She's invested completely, and she plays Carly as sweet, not as a man-eater.