Weird couples in action movies

Max Yurva

lost city Looks like a throwback to a bygone era romance/action adventure, especially Robert Zemeckis1984 Benchmark romantic stone. Even the premise is promising: romance novelist Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) kidnapped by billionaire Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), she seeks her help in finding the treasures of a lost civilization. it falls to Allen (Channing Tatum), the cover model of Loretta Books to save her.

Paramount is relying on the “weird couple” Tatum and Bullock to push the film, and the friction between their characters. Loretta is fed up with her romance novels, and Alan isn’t as capable as the strong hero he portrays on the book cover. But this isn’t the first action-adventure movie centered around “Parody.” Here are nine films that paired two very different protagonists — and squeezed gold out of those pairings.

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Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves speed

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock drive the bus in the movie 'Speed'
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lost city This isn’t the first time Bullock has been part of the “weird couple” in an action movie.She played Anne Potter in the 1994 action blockbuster speedCrazy Bomber Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) steered a bus, and if it went below 50 miles per hour, it would explode. It fell to SWAT officer Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) trying to rescue the passengers on the bus before the bomb detonated. speed is the definition of a “high-octane thriller” – a big part of what makes it such a compelling watch is the chemistry between Bullock and Reeves. Annie is still very calm when she takes over driving the bus – even as it hits various obstacles and collides with the plane. She also helps Traven as he tries to stop the bus and save passengers, culminating in a kiss at the end of the movie.Too bad the same spark didn’t show up Speed ​​2: Cruise Control.


Danny Glover and Mel Gibson lethal weapon

lethal weapon
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The real ancestor of the “wonderful couple” in action movies is lethal weapon. Movie paired with Bulk Cannon Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) with dedicated detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) as the pair try to solve a murder case, which leads them into a web of conspiracy and crime. Both Riggs and Murtaugh are very different. Murtaugh, days away from retirement, is looking forward to a relaxing break while Riggs becomes suicidal after his wife’s death. The two slowly learn to trust each other, and at the end of the film, Murto invites Riggs over for Christmas dinner, and that trust is cemented. Riggs, in turn, gave Murtaugh a bullet he intended to use to kill himself.Gibson and Glover’s responses lead to lethal weapon Becoming a franchise, three other films highlighted the Riggs/Murto partnership.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones Man in black

Man in Black Tommy Lee Jones Will Smith
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if lethal weapon It is the origin of the “wonderful couple”, Man in black Formulated with pitting Will Smith – Career as a movie star is just getting started – with a veteran character actor Tommy Lee Jones. Jones’s Agent K puts Smith’s Agent J under his wing, trains him to be the Man in Black’s Agent, and teaches him how to fight “the dross of the universe,” including the greedy bug Edgar .Vincent Donofrio). Smith’s witty nature, combined with Jones’ deadpan expression, leads to the film’s dynamic – and heartbreaking ending, as K chooses to return to her normal life.But given the box office success Man in black, and soon J and K reunite to continue their fight against alien criminals. and try as much as possible, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Can’t replicate the same chemistry in the ill-fated spinoff Men in Black: International.

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum independence Day

Independence Day Will Smith Jeff Goldblum
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Smith’s career really took off after starring independence Day. There, his ace fighter pilot Steven Shearer teamed up with satellite technician David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) to save the world from alien invasion.much like Man in black or lethal weapon, Shearer and Levinson come from two different worlds — one avid action hero and expert pilot, and the other a socially awkward genius. However, their combined skills proved helpful in defeating the alien threat. While Shearer pilots an alien ship in and out of the mothership, Levinson encodes a virus to destroy their mothership.Sadly, Smith didn’t return for the sequel Independence Day: Revival, Although considering how that movie turned out, it was probably for the best.

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh black widow

Florence Pugh Scarlett Johansson Black Widow
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has hosted a variety of teamwork, but one recent team touched on the founding Avengers family. black widow Send Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) run away after the event Captain America: Civil War. Romanov lived only after her adopted sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) reaches out to her and asks for her help to free the other widows from the red room. The relationship between the two breaks down as Yelena subtly resents Natasha for running away while being mind-controlled as a slave to the Red Room. But they quickly repaired the relationship and even started to reconnect, with Yelena teasing Natasha for “posing”, and Natasha wearing Yelena’s vest to remind her sister. Avengers: Infinity War. This sisterhood even resonates Hawkeyeas Yelena accused Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) because of Natasha’s death.

Ryan Reynolds and Judy Comer Free man

Ryan Reynolds and Judy Comer in 'Free Men'
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beauty of Free man is how it manages to layer different genres in its story, both romance and action. Said the romance blossomed between Guys (Ryan Reynolds), NPCs in the world city ​​of freedomand the Molotov girl (Judy eats), the incarnation of programmer Millie Rusk. Guy starts to “deviate from the plan” as soon as he sees Millie, even helping her prove that the code for another game she created was stolen. Accustomed to the downright antisocial behavior of other characters, Millie found herself confused by Guy’s behavior – and slowly developed a crush on him, even sharing a kiss with him. She didn’t learn until later that Guy was essentially a love letter to her from her friend and fellow programmer, Keys (Joe Carey).

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock heat

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Sandra Bullock is half of the weirdest couple yet heat, where she played FBI agent Sarah Ashburn. Ashburn teams up with Boston detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) in order to bring down drug lord Simon Larkin (Taran Killiam). The two women don’t get along; Ashburn is on the books and strictly follows protocol, while Mullins is rude, rude, willing to change or break the law in order to get results. However, the two were united when Ashbourne revealed that her life as a foster child had shaped her outlook on life. Mullins wrote a heartfelt quote in her yearbook: “Now you have a sister.” lethal weaponFingerprints are everywhere heatbut McCarthy and Bullock have unforgeable chemistry.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart CIA

CIA - Dwayne Johnson - Kevin Hart
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During his career, Dwayne Johnson Has worked with various actors, including Ryan Reynolds red notice with Jason Statham at The Gift of the Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw. But perhaps his most unorthodox partnership occurred in CIAwhere he teamed up with others Kevin Hart. CIA It is thanks to Agent Bob Stone (Johnson) that forensic accountant Calvin Joiner (Hart) is discovered to be involved in a CIA mission. While they were in high school, Joiner saved Stone from a potentially embarrassing moment. Stone considers Joiner his only friend. But Joiner soon learns that Stone may be hiding something from him — including that his mental state is not entirely stable. Johnson’s hilarious confrontation with genre as an insecure adoring action hero, and Hart as a responsible adult, makes for a fun watch.The two will work together again DC’s Super Pet LeagueJohnson voices Super Dog Krypton, Hart voices Bat Hound Ace.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street
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Chris Lord and Phil Miller Known for playing genres, their live-action directorial debut 21 Jump Street not excluded. Based on the classic TV series, the film features police officer Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Janko (Channing Tatum) goes undercover to find out who is supplying teens with new drugs. A return to high school wasn’t what they expected: Jenko, a former athlete, felt uncomfortable at a school where he excelled, while Schmidt felt like a duck to water. Tatum played the role of “Jock Cop” with ease, a perfect contrast to Hill’s more emotional performance as Schmidt.The two will even reunite with Lord and Miller 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie; Tatum voiced Superman and Hill voiced Green Lantern.

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