“Do you want to get drunk and get some booty in your face?”
“it’s 8:15 in the morning…”
From Writer Max Landis, who has brought us CHRONICLE and the soon to be released VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN – comes a film that will assure you that there is nothing better than A STONED COLD KILLER ~ while you experience the CRAZINESS that is ~ AMERICAN ULTRA!!!
Wrapped up in a world of marijuana, mushrooms, and painful to watch anxiety attacks – Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) can barely make it through life day to day. That is, unless his beautiful and also stoned girlfriend Phoebe Larson (Kristen Stewart) is by his side…
When two armed men mess with Mike’s car, his world is turned upside down, as apparently – Mike is a trained assassin!!! Not sure what is happening or what to do with the mess Mike’s in, Phoebe tries to figure out a way to get their lives back on track.
Enter Intelligence agent Victoria Lasseter (Connie Britton) into Mikes’ life, hoping to save him from ultimate annihilation by the self-proclaimed new leader of the agency, Adrian Yates (Topher Grace).
As Mike tries to figure out how he has become a “crazed psychopathic killer” and Phoebe finds herself in a predicament she has tried desperately to hide too, it seems that nothing in either of their lives is exactly what is seems…
I give AMERICAN ULTRA 3.5 out of 5 stars or CATCH IT ON THE BIG SCREEN
I must admit, this film totally had my attention the whole way through, as the epic twists and turns regarding Eisenberg’s and Stewarts characters I would never have guessed, like in a million years, and after seeing as many films as I do, it’s hard to surprise me anymore!!! I also couldn’t believe that I received a wish I had earlier in the week too – which was to see Eisenberg give us a performance with more dimension than we have seen before – and HE ACTUALLY DID IT…and all in the same week of advanced screenings…who knew!! But, sadly, I was not amazed by Grace’s performance – I mean, he plays a character totally different from his THAT 70’s SHOW days, but if you are going to play a prick, then you have to keep it coming on all cylinders…and even though I loved seeing Britton on the big screen again as well, her portrayal wasn’t mesmerizing me either. Stewart managed to muster up more expression than I have seen from her before for this film, so I was happy to see the stoic and impersonal actress make some strides their too. All in all, AMERICAN ULTRA was better than average, by more than a monkey or two…