Get your quest on.
A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
Why did I put myself through it? Why?
Didst soil my breeches all over again.
A really funny movie! Fantastic performances from Franco and McBride and amazing, realistic set and costume design. This one will go down in history as one of the best. Our children will look back and say, "Wow, our parents really liked fart jokes."
This actually works ok as a fantasy/adventure film, but it fails pretty miserably as a comedy. I loved Portman and thought she was absolutely kick-ass and beautiful throughout the entire film; I would happily watch a darker fantasy-adventure film centred around her character.
Unfortunately most of the other characters were either uninteresting (Franco) or annoying (McBride) so the film kind of lost me when it was just them on screen.
One star for Portman and one star for some of the fantasy/adventure elements.
There are two films that I have seen for the first time over the last few months that have affected me deeply and have me thinking about them to a lesser or greater extent on an almost daily basis. One of them is Take Shelter. The other is this.
With the former, it tends to be a case of me playing back key scenes or moments of dialogue through my mind and appreciating them all over again, albeit through the fog of a generally poor memory that leads me to have to fill the blanks in through its Wikipedia entry. With the latter it's a case of trying to understand exactly what the hell happened here.
I just don't understand…
Originally published on April 11, 2011.
Your Highness is the perfect illustration of the fact that if the script for a comedy isn’t funny, nothing can save it. Contrary to the remarks of most critics (who have understandably been caught up in chastising the “Oh, brother!”-inducing crude humor), the movie actually has quite a bit going for it. It boasts swift, well-paced direction by indie wunderkind David Gordon Green, beautiful widescreen cinematography by DP Tim Orr, and conviction-laden performances by a cast of comedically talented stars, for starters. But these strong elements are effectively irrelevant in light of the fact that they don’t help the movie do what it sets out to do: make the viewer laugh. It is never…
The rating of this film jumped up to 2.5 after my first re-watch. I must admit, I get some childish fun out watching this high-budget, fantasy comedy romp.
Filled with sex jokes, crude language and vulgarity, but set in a time of honour and duty - I don't know, something about it is just kind of lame, dirty fun.
However, I can't give this any higher than the rating it gets, because there isn't much to it, and the humour is repetitious.
Not very good, which surprised me, since this team usually makes me laugh
Ich habe erwartet das "Your Highness" ein weiteres Meisterwerk der High-Fantasy sein würde. In einer Reihe zu nennen mit Lord of the Rings und Game of Thrones aber...
Nagut, nagut, ich hab diesen Film nur gesehen weil mir jemand erzählt hat man könnte darin Natalie Portman nackt sehen.
Vermutlich habt ihr nun bereits aufgehört zu lesen und beim ansehen des Films festgestellt, dass dieser Typ ein verdammter Lügner ist. Ja, ich recke dir meine Faust entgegen du der sich "Freund" nennt.
Naja, zumindest war ihre Rolle der einzige Lichtblick an diesem Film. Trotz der auch sonst vielversprechenden Besetzung (James Franco, Zooey Deschanel und ich meine in einer Szene auch einen Augenblick lang Peter Dinklage gesehen zu haben) konnte ich ihm nur wenig abgewinnen. Er hatte einige nette Fantasy Elemente, versagt aber auf der humor Seite vollständig. Ich habe nichts gegen Klamauk- oder Kifferkomödien, aber hier gab es nicht eine lustige Szene und sämtliche Witze hatten irgendwie mit Penissen zu tun.
I can't decide what's more amazing: how little sense this movie makes or how little I care about that.
Almost as good as George Washington.
Rewatched this thanks to the fact that it has developed a cult following that I simply can't fathom. I still can't. There are essentially three actual jokes in this entire movie. The rest of the running time is inappropriate swearing and empty special effects scenes. And I normally love Danny McBride's shtick. Maybe you need to be stoned to really 'get' it.
Seeing as I watched David Gordon Green's Snow Angels and George Washington I figured I'd give this another go. It's still terrible. This is what happens when you give a bunch of stoners $50 mil. You can tell the star-studded cast are having fun but it's adolescent without even a hint of wit.
If The Princess Bride traded all of it's wit for vulgarity, this film may be the result. Danny McBride has far too much comedic talent to lead such forgettable movies like this.