This movie season mine as well be dubbed the summer of the secret agents. With the release of films like The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Hitman Agent 47 and American Ultra, crowds seemingly cannot get enough of the secret agent trope. In American Ultra however, they are putting a different spin on the genre with a sleeper agent that is in essence a mumbling, clumsily awkward slacker stoner. The team behind the release set for this Friday coupled the winning combo from Adventureland (Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart) for this mashup that’s being called a cross between The Bourne Identity and Pineapple Express. Utilizing the concept that sleeper agents live among us, the blockbuster has received mixed reviews from the critics. Only the fans will make the designation between total win or epic fail come Friday though.
In regards to American Ultra’s upcoming debut, we pose the question of whether or not the whole spy thriller movie trope has worn itself out yet. With precursors like the Bourne Identity, The Long Kiss Goodnight, James Bond and even Mission Impossible, American Ultra begs the question, “Have audiences had enough yet?” Regardless of your franchise of choice, the protagonists are in large part the same. We’ll let you decide after viewing this exclusive trailer for the new movie that we expect to be a fun trip to the movies if nothing else.