By Stacy Jenel Smith
Summer blockbuster season is upon us, complete with explosions, crashes, amazing special effects and excessive use of the term "elite team." And, of course, babes. What would the hot months be without some hot bods shaking around on the big screen? Herewith, we present the Top 10 Hot Summer Movie Babes of 2010. You won't see any chick flicks included, but don't worry, ladies, our picks for Hot Hunks are coming up. Our criterion was simple. Would anyone buy the poster? The answer, for all the following ladies, is a resounding
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2'
Already, there's talk of giving the sexy comic book arachnid played by 25-year-old Johansson her own movie. She will, co-star Samuel L. Jackson predicts, cause tongues to be hanging out in theaters across the land. No wonder Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark announces at first sight, "I want one."
Gemma Arterton in 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'
This 24-year-old British actress is remembered as Strawberry Fields in "Quantum of Solace" and Io in "Clash of the Titans." In the "Sands of Time" action fantasy, based on the video game, she's the princess who teams up with Jake Gyllenhaal to stop a very bad guy from unleashing a sand storm that could destroy the world.
Megan Fox in 'Jonah Hex'
Another comic book brought to life, another vehicle for the already highly-admired 23-year-old heart-stopper of "Transformers" renown. In the horror-Western "Jonah Hex," she plays the prostitute love interest of Josh Brolin's title character. Luckily, Megan says she just loves making comic book movies.
Cameron Diaz in 'Knight & Day
Teamed up with fellow superstar Tom Cruise as a gal entangled with a super spy who is possibly insane or possibly in extreme jeopardy -- or both -- Diaz shows that at 37, she's as funny and beautiful as ever, and able to kick rear as well.
Alice Braga in 'Predators'
The 27-year-old "I Am Legend" actress from Sao Paulo, Brazil is expected -- if you listen to the buzz -- to make a breakthrough with her role in this sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci fi/action/horror hit, "Predator." She plays a Brazilian Black Ops SAD sniper among a murderous group dropped on an alien planet as game for hunters.
Monica Bellucci in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
A proven pinup, still beautiful at 45, the Italian actress of "The Matrix" fame plays Veronica, a sorceress who is the long-lost love of Nicolas Cage's character, in the magic-filled Jerry Bruckheimer production.
Jolie in 'Salt'
Is Evelyn Salt bad or good? Hm. The question at the heart of Angelina's latest action thriller parallels what people have been wondering about the actress herself for years. In this big-screen tale of a -- possible -- sleeper spy, she alters her appearance drastically, yet remains stunning.
Charisma Carpenter in 'The Expendables'
Somebody had to do it -- play The Girl amongst Sylvester Stallone and his cadre of action movie guys including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Steve Austin. Carpenter, veteran of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and Playboy magazine pictorial, plays Statham's fiancée.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World'
The North Carolina native, 25, plays the girl of Michael Cera's dreams -- so dreamy, she's worth conquering her seven evil exes, who are bent upon killing him! -- in this highly-anticipated adaptation of the hit graphic novel.
Zoe Saldana in 'Takers'
Uhura in "Star Trek." The voice of Neytiri in "Avatar." Saldana's count of blockbusters just keeps going up and up. This year, if all goes as is expected, she'll have five films out, including the August release crime thriller, "Takers" with Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Hayen Christensen, and Chris Brown.