Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA.Written by
When Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) gets his powers for the first time, he is seen wearing a red-checkered shirt. This is the same shirt that Tom Welling (Clark Kent/Superman) wears in the TV show Smallville (2001-2011). Jesse Eisenberg would later play Superman's archenemy Lex Luthor in DCEU's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Coincidentally, Henry Cavill, who played Superman in the DCEU, wears the same red-checkered shirt in Man of Steel (2013) and Justice League (2017). See more »
The scene where Howe and Larsen are in Manila. Philippines. How many hotels in the Philippines have predominantly Black people on staff and as patrons. A hotel in the Philippines should have Filipinos in it along with Caucasian/European, and other Asian tourists. See more »
Where do you want to begin?
[thinking, seeing flashbacks]
Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really happy....
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During the closing credits, there is an "Apollo Ape" cartoon depicting the continuity of the film's final scene. See more »
Performed by 2 Live Crew
Published by Two Live Music
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Not worth the time.
I don't give movies bad reviews often. I am the kind of guy who enjoys movies for what they are, and can usually find something to enjoy even in less than great movies. I don't require some deeper meaning in my movies, or even a stellar plot.
That said, I have no idea how this movie is carrying a 6+ on here. This movie is truly bad. It isn't the worst movie of all time...but it is bad. Bad. It isn't funny. The action isn't good. The acting isn't good. The special effects are beyond bad. The plot is it's one redeeming feature, and it just isn't very good either.
Seriously. If you are like me and check movies on here to see whether it is worth it or not to sit down and watch, either avoid this or go in knowing it is a 4 at best, and that is being generous. Just a bad bad movie.
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