Movies: Your Highness

…written by Danny McBride and Ben Best, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Justin Theroux.

Pros: Hard-R rated Medieval Fantasy comedy that makes no apologies and asks nor gives any quarter.  Allows one to revel in one’s inner teen ager.

Cons: Cornucopia of dick and fart jokes will offend many;  not what you’d call a good movie for most wives/girlfriends.

Review:  In Your Highness, Prince Thadeous (McBride) is your typical self-centered delusional younger royal son.  He looks up to heir and hero Fabious (Franco), slayer of monsters and noble scion of the kingdom with both jealousy and affection.  Thadeous is the kind of dude who wallows in self-pity when Fabious comes home from his latest quest with a virginal bride-to-be in tow.  In fact, Thadeous goes out and gets high and chases sheep around instead of attending his brother’s wedding as the best man.  This is why when the evil wizard Leezar appears to steal Fabious’s bride back to his lair to start in motion a dread prophecy (known as the F***ening – the wizard has to impregnate the virgin princess as the two moons conjoin, thus ensuring she will birth a terrible dragon which Leezar will command) Thadeous is notably absent. Continue reading