. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Lives day to day barely getting by and working at a meaningless job. However, the only aspect of Jesse Eisenberg character that feels genuine is his paranoia, which within the auspices of comedic action movie, is totally earned. Everything changes when he catches someone messing with his car. Still, sensation is sensation, amusing discussions, witty characterisation and creative violence.
All of what is nicely edited, big slo-motion shoots down come together in slick and engaging ways. The first 20 minutes or so are pretty fun and provokes a few laughs by identifying multiple symptom of our generation. Now he must not only fight to survive but uncover the truth about his life and those around him. There are some highly entertaining cameos. What he does scares him, and when he is told he is actually a government agent trained to be a weapon he begins to wonder what else about his life is a lie. I actually had fun with this movie though.
American Ultra is a late-summer business for a good-time-seeking young audiences. This is nothing like what I expected. There is comedy in this but for the most part they took this as serious as they could. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted. The movie is actually very exciting and entertaining and one that I surprisingly liked quite a bit.
Unfortunately both of them, frequently great, are unsure footing here. This time around director has thankfully moderated her shaky- cam tendencies. The script by Max Landis Chronicle delivers more of a big mess than anything coherent or genuinely engaging. I give this a B+. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted.
When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Their relationship is revealed to have a history and dynamic that goes much deeper. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are a sort of Bonnie and Clyde with a water bong. Overall, Bourne Identity, but a lighter version that I really had fun watching. The action sequences build in size throughout the movie. Review: A stoner — who is in fact a government agent — is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination.
What this actually is is a really exciting action movie that can best be described as a stoner Bourne Identity. . . . . . .
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