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A stoner comedy that should not be called a comedy because it is not funny whatsoever. It is full of foul language that is supposed to be funny I guess and dumb fart and ass jokes that can only crack up a five year old. I can firmly say that it is the worst film i have seen this year. It was not funny, not entertaining, incredibly stupid and awfully boring. It was sad to watch Natalie Portman in this film because she is a good actress and she should not be in a trash like this. Overall, stay away from this movie and tell others that it is horrible.
A few funny parts. A few cool special effects. Natalie Portman Hot, not to mention the only good actor. From what I heard, they used a body double in the scene you see a glimpse of her in a thong. Overall, this movie sucked. I should have waited for it to come out on DVD...
Never in all my years of movie-going have I contemplated standing up and walking out of the theater more times in one film than I did during Universal Pictures’ YOUR HIGHNESS, and believe me I would have, had I not brought a date.
Painful to watch is truly putting it mildly. HIGHNESS is categorically deplorable, from the acting to the writing to the “special” effects, which were nothing short of atrocious. If director David Gordon Green was trying to best the horrific flop LEONARD PART 6 (1987) for the coveted title of Worst Movie EVER, he came frighteningly close.
James Franco’s portrayal of the questing Prince Fabious was so completely flat and labored that one might think twice about ever paying to see him in another film, ever. Franco’s performance however was only slightly worse than that of Steven McBride, portraying Fabious’ little brother Prince Thadeous, whose ghastly delivery will literally make you squirm uncomfortably in your seat. Not even the Oscar-winning Natalie Portman could save this sinking ship—clearly detached in her role as Isabel the sexy sword-wielding avenger, Portman appears to struggle seeming more like an actress in a hurry to get off the set than a viable character within the story.
HIGHNESS is so infuriatingly disappointing that it almost seems as though director Green went out of his way to purposely ruin every scene having any potential for greatness, breaking apart the timing and soiling every moment just before it has a chance to shine.
Minutes into the film one begins to wonder if being on drugs might make the movie funnier, but anyone who has ever used them soon learns that drugs would not have made a bit of difference.
YOUR HIGHNESS is simply wretched from beginning to end, with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. At its most welcome end, I turned to my date and offered her two decidedly solemn words: “I’m sorry.”
The previews are very misleading. Definitely not worth seeing. Every other word is F*%$%! and adds nothing to the movie, actually detracted from the story line. It could have been a funny movie. I was very disappointed that this theater showed this movie. We stayed about half way through the movie thinking it would get better, but it didn't. As we left I spoke to the manage about the movie and we were not the only ones to complain about the movie. Next time I'll be sure to check others reviews before I go to the movies.
It's hard to make fun of a genre that makes fun of itself on a regular basis. Danny McBride can't really do a British accent, but neither can Kevin Costner, and Costner was trying to play it straight. The fairytale/medival fantasy just isn't that easy to spoof anymore, as proved by Your Highness, a stoner fantasy from McBride and David Gordon Green, director of Pineapple Express. McBride plays (what else?) a slacker prince whose brother is engaged to be married. When the bride to be is taken by an evil wizard, the brothers go off on a quest to find her. They are joined by Natalie Portman, who that even a best actress winner can look awesome in a bikini, kick a little butt and be funnier than the guys. And that's the problem with Your Highness: it's just not that funny. McBride has made some incredibly funny stuff, like Eastbound and Down. But here, the jokes fall flat. A Knight's Tale, which came out 10 years ago, already added some modern spice to the knight's genre. In this film, their idea of modern is dropping f-bombs into olden dialogue. These guys have been funny before, but this movie does not carry on that tradition.
This is definitely a stoner movie and since I was one a long time ago I can understand it and even appreciate it. I think the jokes were totally immature and pretty gross but they did make me laugh so can not complain. The plot of the film is not the smartest or the most original one but i did not expect it to be. Danny McBride is super funny and it was interesting to hear him talk in a British accent. James Franco was funny as well and he did have a good chemistry with his co-star. Natalie Portman did seem a little out of place at first but in the end she became really funny. Overall, I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters but it would be fun to see it at home with your friends.
An awesome film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was super funny and I liked that it was set as a fairytale. The film obviously had a very big budget and it was packed with awesome action and really funny situations and jokes. The special effects in the film were really good as well and overall technically the film was perfect. James Franco and Danny McBride are really funny together and have a great chemistry. Leezar, played by Justin Theroux was the funniest character in the film and he made me crack up every time. Natalie Portman was great as well and think she is very funny. I loved this film.
The film was absolutely disgusting and I wish I have not seen it and wasted my time and money. The film was trying to be original but it was not and the jokes were absolutely disgusting and I was offended by most of them. I love Danny McBride and i think he is hilarious, i love his show “Eastbound and Down” and I did like him in this film, he was in his element. However, Natalie Portman was not in her element and I did not like her in this film at all. I think an actress like Natalie should stick to dramas, I do not think she is not naturally funny. Overall, i did not like this film.
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