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Make Your Own Blockbuster With Vulture’s Random Buddy-Action-Movie Generator!

The Heat opened to an impressive $40 million this weekend, showing that the buddy movie is alive and well. (As for White House Down’s softer $25.7 million debut, perhaps this shows that two’s company, but four’s a crowd.) And this summer is stuffed with more buddy action movies. This week, The Lone Ranger finds Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer riding high; on July 19, Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds topline supernatural action flick R.I.P.D. Two weeks later, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up for 2 Guns. If Hollywood can’t get enough of buddy action movies — and if they all seem to follow a similar formula of pairing a hot young upstart with a veteran Oscar winner (or Oscar-adjacent actor … sorry, Johnny Depp) — then we here at Vulture thought it was time to cut you in on all the action. Try your hand at our Buddy Action Movie Generator: Press the button and you’ll have a blockbuster-ready logline in no time! (Like the idea but not crazy about the cast? You can re-spin all the elements individually for more micro development changes.) Be sure to post your results in the comments, but remember: Supply your own title. We can’t do all the work ourselves.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy being buddies


This summer, VETERAN ACTOR and RISING STAR team up as JOB who PLOT. Critics call it, CRITIQUE

Try Vulture’s Buddy-Action-Movie Generator