Most Anticipated: Your Highness

Your Highness (R)
Runtime: 102 minutes
Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman
Director: David Gordon Green
Original Ranking: 30

Wow, talk about missing the mark considerably. I ranked this movie based on the red band trailer I saw and to be real honest, the funniest moments are all in that trailer. Go ahead watch it now. Done? Well, that's really all you need to see.

The movie just is slow, not only with the plot but with the jokes. Part of the movie takes itself way too seriously (a lot of the fantasy elements) and it seems the main joke is that Danny McBride is playing himself stuck in a fantasy movie. It's too bad because there hasn't been a good fantasy comedy in a looong time - probably Monty Python's Holy Grail is the last (and only?) good comedy based around this theme. I'd love to see Edgar Wright and Pegg and Frost tackle this genre.

Well, you know the movie's not good based on the fact that I'm talking about a hypothetical movie that would be way better. There's not a whole lot of substance to this movie and it's evident from the beginning. There's a really bizarre and very serious sacrificing/rape (WTF? I know, right?) scene in the beginning that sets the tone for the rest of the film - the comedy is constantly fighting this very disgusting first scene and it just doesn't come off right throughout the rest of the movie.

I would definitely avoid the hell out of this movie and in fact, rent Monty Python instead. You'll thank me later.

Rating: Avoid Like the Plague!

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