“American Ultra” – A Film Review

Name: American Ultra (2015)
Genre: Comedy / Action
Rating: 7/10

FEARCast listeners will know that J has been telling me to watch this movie for awhile now. And I usually don’t listen to him because it makes it funnier for banter. But I had an interest in watching and had some time to spare so fuck it. Let’s start with the trailer. ** Spoilers are coming **

Trailer :

american ultra uk poster

A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.


I hate Jesse Eisenberg as an actor. I don’t know what it is but I just can’t stand him in anything but Zombieland. Anyway, so the film starts with a stoner couple eeking out an existence that seems very sub par. Eisenberg plays “Mike Howell” who can’t seem to do anything right except some cartoons he’s drawing. His stoner girlfriend “Phoebe Larson” is played by Kristen Stewart. Turns out Mike is a sleeper agent and Topher Grace wants him dead. Who by the way will always be “Eric Forman”. So to me Eric is running the FBI and is a total dick.

The fight scenes are really well done and that is the reason this film is instantly over a 5. With that said, Eisenberg is just not believable to me as a “Jason Bourne” type character. Who would I swap him out for? Probably a non celeb. But thats just me. Did you think he did a great job? Would you have swapped him out? I’m sure J and I will battle this out on FEARCast soon.

But what the hell do I know, watch it yourselves! Now, run along kiddies…