We’ll soon be seeing Jesse Eisenberg face against Superman and his grumpy friend in Batman v Superman, but that doesn’t mean that the Social Network star can’t get all super on his own. And I mean “super” as in “super soldier”, which is probably the least likeliest way ever to describe Jesse Eisenberg, but also the mighty fun looking central conceit behind American Ultra.
The new upcoming action-comedy from director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle) also stars Kristen Stewart who doesn’t appear to have developed any kick-ass super-skills of her own, but at least has developed the ability to use more than one facial expression. All of these things combined make for what could be a highly entertaining movie, especially when previewed through this wicked second trailer that dishes up the big laughs and even bigger action.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
American Ultra also stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. It is scheduled for release on August 21, 2015.
Last Updated: July 21, 2015