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With the Hollywood writers on strike, I had Microsoft’s Bing browser, now powered by the AI software called ChatGPT, write for me a typical bad Hollywood action plot using cliches. The result was impressive.
Me to Bing: “write for me a short treatment or screenplay for an action film that uses 10 of the most common cliches in Hollywood action films”
“Sure! Here’s an updated treatment for an action film that uses 10 of the most common cliches in Hollywood action films:
Title: The Last Stand
Logline: A retired cop comes out of retirement to save his daughter from a group of terrorists who have taken over a skyscraper. The terrorists are after a code that unlocks a bioweapon.
- We see our protagonist, Tom Cruise as John, living a peaceful life with his family in the countryside. He’s retired from the police force and is enjoying his time with his daughter.
- John’s daughter is working at a skyscraper in the city when a group of terrorists led by Cillian Murphy take over the building.
- John receives a call from his daughter and learns about the situation. He decides to come out of retirement to save her.
- John arrives at the skyscraper and sneaks into the building.
- He encounters several terrorists along the way but manages to take them down one by one.
- John discovers that the terrorists are after a code that unlocks a bioweapon.
- John’s daughter is being held hostage by Cillian Murphy.
- John finally reaches his daughter and saves her from the terrorists.
- The two of them work together to stop the terrorists from getting their hands on the code.
- There’s a ticking time bomb that’s about to go off and destroy the entire building.
- John and his daughter manage to escape just in time before the bomb goes off.
- Coming out of retirement
- Running in heels
- Saving the villain
- Attackers patiently wait their turn
- Invincible main characters
- Ticking time bomb
- Ending in romance
- Never reloading a gun
- Flicking a cigarette into gasoline to cause a massive explosion
- Crossing a rope bridge
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.”