Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Every now and then, a movie comes out so outrageous. funny, and yes, stupid, the masses ignore it until some enterprising individuals find it on Netflix or late night cable. This is destined to be just one of those movies like Grandma's Boy, Kick Ass or Hot Tub Time Machine that dies a quick death in the box office but found new life on DVD. If the above movies are the kind you like, rent Your Highness when it comes out.

Done by the same people who brought you Pineapple Express, this is a D and D movie done for the stoner crowd that works for the most part. Danny Mcbride plays Thadeous, a drunken, buffoon of a son who constantly plays second fiddle to his better, handsomer brother Fabious (James Franco). After a truly tedious first act, those that stay will be thrilled to find a clever road movie as the two brothers rush to find the kidnapped princess (Zooey Deschanel). Along the way they encounter Natalie Portman's Isabel, also on a quest, a pedophile version of Yoda, and countless bare breasted Amazons. Trust me, make it through the brothers in the castle together (which really could have used another rewrite), and the rest of the film is surprisingly funny and moves far brisker than the leaden opening.

Basically think of this movie as Thadeous and Fabious Go to White Castle. Weed jokes galore, over the top gore, lots of half naked women and some good chemistry again between Mcbride and Franco make this a must rent. If it's still playing near you there are worse ways to spend an evening.

3 stars out of 5.

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