I'm not here to discuss the talent of Patrick Swayze. I'm sure he had it, I'm sure he showed it. It's just that I had a conversation today with someone who appeared to be his biggest fan and insisted that his films were amazing. All I could come up with in reply was the following :-
'So you have listed four films. One of which is Rubbish. One of which is no better than Mamma Mia! or Sex And The City in it's "Not really interested in the movies but I follow the Bear" Audience. One of which is quite good except, ironically, for it's most famous Scene and one of which is genuinely good but not mind blowingly genre defining and still attracts a female audience for all the wrong reasons'
All of that and that and I didn't even bite at the 'Over rated' comment about Donnie Darko. Or even bring up the Homoerotic Youngblood (check out the DVD cover--------Wooooooahhh!!!!!) You can guess what the others are yourself.
Still, my fondest memory of old Patrick will be when my mum went to watch Point Break at the flix as she was a 'Huge' fan (oooh because of Dirty Dancing no doubt :)). Yep, well she spent the whole film thinking Keanu Reeves was him. I rest my case.