American Ultra Review
21 Aug 2015
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
As a promotional stunt..
, Lionsgate gave away/delivered free marijuana at the San Diego Comic Con to anyone with a medical marijuana card
Movie as per Stephen King
Author Stephen King said via Twitter that he loved “American Ultra” and called it, “fresh and exciting. Very cool.”
First film to be released with DTS:X sound track.
“American Ultra” is often described as “Stoner Bourne.” Walton Goggins had a supporting role as CIA tech in The Bourne Identity (2002) and plays a CIA field asset in American Ultra.
“the kids cloves are off.”
In the trailer (Trailer #1) Topher Grace is imitating how the people get blown up by a bomb, in the movie this scene is changed into “the kids cloves are off.”
This is the 2nd movie where Jesse Eisenberg asks if he is is real, first being ‘The Double’.
Association with Marijuana
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart previously starred in Adventureland. In both that movie and this one, Jesse Eisenberg’s character is known for his association with marijuana.
The movie’s title and plot are a reference to the CIA’s secret research project called “MK Ultra”. Although many people have heard of MK Ultra, it’s often misunderstood. In reality it was a project to combine what the American government knew about mind control with what the Germans knew about this subject. The letters MK use the English word for “mind” and the German word for “control”. MK = Mind Kontrolle. “Ultra” refers to the highest level of security classification. Its main purpose was to come up with ways to induce their subjects with MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder), and find out how these alter personalities could then be triggered on command (sometimes by simply uttering an innocuous phrase) to be utilized for other means which the subject generally would have no recollection of afterwards. The project began in 1953 after the American government had brought scientists from Nazi Germany to America under Operation Paperclip, and officially ended in 1973. Since then the project has continued under the name Monarch mind control.