Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco
So, the idea behind this movie is that it’s like a stoner comedy that takes place in D&D times. It… doesn’t really work. It gets kinda close at points, and I was really wanting it to work, but it just… doesn’t. Ah well.
Danny McBride is a prince in some fantasy kingdom who doesn’t do shit and sucks at everything. When his successful adventuring brother (Franco) has to go rescue his naive bride-to-be (Zooey Deschanel) from an evil wizard who’s going to do some evil ceremony or other to her, he takes his loser brother along to teach him the ways of adventuring. Also they meet Natalie Portman, who seems like she’d rather be ANYWHERE but in this movie.
It’s a really bland fantasy story, which would be fine if it were actually FUNNY, but… it isn’t. It doesn’t help that this Danny McBride guy isn’t funny at all no matter what he does in this film, but overall it just doesn’t hit the mark they were aiming for. All you can salvage out of Your Highness is maybe one or two funny moments, some surprisingly decent special effects for a supposed comedy, and Zooey Deschanel. She’s so fucking cute, it should be illegal.