Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zoey Deschanel
Directed by: David Gordon Green
So I decided to go to the movies today. I was hoping to see the film, “Hanna” but it wasn’t playing in my theater I was going to. So I ended up seeing the comedy, “Your Highness”.
Here is my review:
Plot/Synopsis: Fabious (James Franco) is about ready to get married to Belladonna (Deschanel), suddenly she is kidnapped by the evil wizard named, Leezar. Fabious teams up with Prince Thadeous (McBride) to go on a quest to rescue Fabious’s soon to be wife. Along the way, they meet up with Isabel (Natalie Portman), who is a warrior princess and she helps them in their adventure. Thadeous ends up falling in love with Isabel.
I saw this movie because I figure it would be nice to see a comedy for once. It’s a comedy spoofing off the Middle Ages. The same makers who made, “The Pineapple Express” film which I never saw yet. Back to “Your Highness”, this film has gotten mixed reviews by critics and movie fans. Did they see the same movie that I did?
I thought it was a very good comedy. It was brilliant. There were a few scenes where I couldn’t help myself but throw my head back and burst out laughing. If you dig movies with a lot of rude and crude humor, you would like this one. The one complaint I’ve seen from other people about this film is the “swearing”. I see no problem with swearing in movies. I never found swearing offensive. Swearing is not for everyone, I just never saw anything wrong with swearing. I swear all the time myself, it’s how I talk. You heard me in my videoblogs, right? The swearing is what made the movie entertaining. Without it, then the film wouldn’t be getting all this recognition. That’s how you’re supposed to make a “slapstick” comedy
The film is also surprisingly action packed. The action scenes were fun and there were a lot of cool special effects. Why wasn’t the film in 3D? It should have been! I like Danny McBride, he was a good actor in this. Plus, Natalie Portman’s character was bad ass.
I thought this film was very entertaining and I liked it a lot. I would probably buy it on DVD when it comes. There’s a lot of gay jokes in this film, but they are actually pretty funny if you don’t take it seriously. This film did a good job mixing different genres into one: fantasy, medieval, comedy, action, and romance. Do yourself a favor and check it out, soon. It was a fun movie and a laugh riot.
Score for “Your Highness” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)
One thought on “Film Review: Your Highness”
It could have been so much better, but I had a pretty fun time with this cast and the humor, even though I do feel like a lot of it was too centered below-the-belt. Good review, check out mine when you can!