If you’re still having trouble absorbing actor Jesse Eisenberg as the lead of an action film, you’re not alone. Beyond that, it appears director Nima Nourizadeh and writer Max Landis have found a way to make it work with just a month to go before the release of the new action comedy, American Ultra, with Eisenberg as a stoner with a trigger that goes off and awakens a skillset that pretty much allows him to kick all of the asses. Kristen Stewart joins in on the fun with Topher Grace and John Leguizamo.
AMERICAN ULTRA is about an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg), who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart), in a small, sleepy town.
One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.