Okay… the story isn’t new. We’ve seen the person with no recollection of who they are, suddenly realizes they have amazing skills. Bourne Identity, Long Kiss Goodnight, heck, even Shadowland has that over-arcing story, it’s just with a vampire, not a secret agent…
However, this one has a 420º twist to it, and while being a full-blown action film, it also looks like a lot of fun!!!
(oh, and based the trailer, it looks like Kristen Stewart actually cracks a smile!)
American Ultra – In Theaters August 21, 2015. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace and Connie Britton.
[note – below is the R-rated Red Band Trailer]
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.