I have to say, it was worth checking out actor Jesse Eisenberg and actress Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh's latest, American Ultra. It does contain an awful share of annoying moments of excess from Eisenberg's character as a psychologically-cracked weed head who doesn't know head from tail about what's going on most of the time, but it's the overall character development amid the explosive and gruesome action that makes it all the more redeeming.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen 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.