Your Highness

David Gordon Green was the director of Pineapple Express, so I did not go into this one thinking it would be highbrow stuff despite the fact that Natalie Portman was in it.

Two royal princes – Thadeous (Danny McBride – Kung Fu Panda 2, 30 Minutes or Less) who is a woman chasing slacker and Fabious (James Franco – 127 Hours, Spider-Man) a brave and loyal man – join forces with the mysterious female warrior, Isabel (Natalie Portman – Black Swan, V For Vendetta) on a quest to find the evil wizard, Leezar (Justin Theroux – American Psycho, Mulholland Dr.), who has kidnapped Fabious’ love, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel – from television’s New Girl).  Along the way they have to fight ungodly creatures and some rather fierce knights.

Despite myself I giggled a few times while watching Your Highness.  It reminded me of the saying that even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut.  There is just back to back nonsense in the Danny McBride penned film.  They just keep rolling out the jokes and hoping that a portion of them work.  Well, a lot more don’t work than work, but still….I laughed occasionally.  That is despite the fact that the humour is childish, gross, absurd, and silly.

I found part of the time I was watching the film wondering why Oscar Award-winner Natalie Portman agreed to be in it.  She needed to do something incredibly light after Black Swan?  She wanted to show that she could do comedy?  She was offered a lot of money?  It read better on the page than it turned out as a film?  Whatever the reason, the fact that it was Natalie Portman saying and doing dirty things was simply a distraction.  She seems to have been a good sport about it, though.

Special Features:

-Unrated Version

-Alternate Scenes

-Deleted Scenes

-Gag Reel

-Damn You Gods: The Making of Your Highness

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