Monday, March 21, 2011

March Movie Badass Madness - Cheese Vs Cheese

Here's the cheesiest battle in the bracket, Patrick Swayze vs Kurt Russell. It is kinda hard to do this one without catching grief knowing the fact that Swayze has passed away. The question is who is more badass, Kurt Russell or Patrick Swayze? Let's look at the numbers.

Kurt Russell
Soldier - 10
Grindhouse - 83
Tombstone - 77
Executive Decision - 65
Escape from New York - 82
Swing Shift - 100
Big Trouble in Little China - 82
The Thing - 80
Backdraft - 72
Stargate - 47
score out of 1000 - 698 69.8%

Patrick Swayze
Ghost - 81
Donnie Darko - 84
Black Dog - 11
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar - 42
Point Break - 67
Road House - 44
Dirty Dancing - 68
The Outsiders - 66
Powder Blue - 25
Red Dawn - 53
score out of 1000 - 541 54.1%

Patrick Swayze's know for three major movies, Road House, Point Break and Red Dawn. Personally I can't stand Road House or Red Dawn for some reason but Point Break was pretty good. Swayze had a great career including Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing and Ghost. He did do a couple stinkers, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar immediately comes to mind. Kurt Russell has had a long career. Escape from New York is one of his best appearances and took him from child actor status to movie badass. He has made a name for himself for in Big Trouble in Little China, Backdraft and a criminally underrated Stargate.

Winner of the Matchup: Kurt Russell
Don't get me wrong, Patrick Swayze is most definitely bad ass. Just look at what he had to go through on the set of the A&E series The Beast. He was sick with cancer, went to receive Chemotherapy treatments, and would film a take then go puke and then come back and do another take. That's pretty bad ass. Kurt Russell wins for the fact that he has more badass roles. He was Stuntman Mike in Grindhouse, he was the original Jack O'Neal in Stargate, but he's know for Snake Plissken, the antihero from John Carpenter's Escape From New York, the inspiration for the Metal Gear Solid hero Solid Snake. Here's another thing, Kurt Russell directed Tombstone even though the credit went to George P. Cosmatos. 

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