American Ultra is a movie so hilarious and unexpectedly gruesome that it will have you the minute you feast your eyes upon the screen.
American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, two A-list actors who have starred alongside each other before (Adventureland.
The best way to describe this feature film is a bloody stoner flick.
The film has some major sappy love story aspects as it revolves around Jesse Eisenberg’s character Mike Howell, a liquor store clerk who also happens to be a sleeper agent.
Howell’s biggest problem, besides his nonsensical panic attacks in airport bathroom stalls, is being hunted for extermination by the government when ‘activated’.
This activation becomes the catalyst of action and events yet to come.
American Ultra had big names like John Leguizamo, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins and Tony Hale.
With all these big names, the performances they dished out were genuinenand outrageously surprising.
Any presumptions about this film will prove you wrong. To categorize this film in a genre you would have to create a new label; something along the lines of pineapple express without the pineapples.
This movie is aware of it quirks and makes fun of them while having a giant laugh about it all at once. It gives an underdog story a new name and a new hero to root for, an ex-government operative stoner.
American Ultra gets a 4.20 rating out of 5 in my book.