April 22nd, 2013 [8:08:15]
GreenLensman: Once again I am forced to rectify DP's lame ass review by instilling a righteous order to his insanity.
First of all, you must understand that comparing Your Highness to the likes of "Year One" is a futile mistake. Comparing ‘Year One’ to Monty Python is plain stupidity. In no way do these movies have anything in common. If I were to compare Your Highness to any movie it would be the ‘black knight’ with Martin Lawrence, except rated R, and nothing holding it back.
Secondly, what DP failed to understand, on a monolithic level, is that the movie is made to entertain, not blow your mind with ingenious scenes sketched out by the likes of John Cleese.
In pure objectivity, this movie is a stoner flick, but you don’t have to be high to be entertained, unlike with the “holy grail”, in my opinion.
The movie flows effortlessly and has some solid CGI. If you’re not laughing at the jokes, you’re either sniggering esoterically, or waiting to see what happens next. The funniest parts of the movie are the most subtle, which is something DP cannot wrap his head around if he tried.
If Monty Fucking Python and Year One are the only type of “knight and castle” themed fantasy adventures you associate Your Highness with, stay the fuck away.
The acting by Justin Theroux is unfailing, and the bond between McBride and Franco is permeable.
Not to mention Natalie Portman gives a very appreciative on screen presence.
Is it really that perplexing why Natalie Portman would take on a role like this DP?
“it's perplexing why Portman took on a project that barely warranted a theatrical release and should have probably gone direct-to-video”
It’s really quite simple, because this movie is an instant cult classic amongst those who appreciate direct attempts at pure entertainment.
DP: “Filled to the gills with explicit scatologia, gay panic, physical slapstick, female ogling, and pot jokes, the movie is forever stuck within the mindframe of an immature high schooler who hasn't yet grown beyond a grade-school mentality”
One would think this movie would be right up your alley DP, but there were probably just too many naked women in this movie , and not enough “gay panic” for you to find any value.