Reviewed by Duncan Bain
Stars: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux | Written by Danny McBride, Ben Best | Directed by David Gordon Green
Fantasy film nerds of a certain age are pretty much guaranteed to enjoy this hilariously puerile exercise in big budget comedy. Much like director Gordon Green’s previous offering, Pineapple Express, Your Highness is a film which favours a particular form of herbal enhancement – whether you share a similar enthusiasm may be a deciding factor in how much you’re inclined to enjoy the film.
Your Highness sees a feckless workshy lump of a man , Prince Thadeous (McBride) forced to go on a quest helping his brother Fabious (Franco) to rescue a virginal bride from the clutches of a maniacal evil wizard. Sword & Sorcery clichés abound in a plot that apes & echoes childhood favourites such as Krull, Hawk The Slayer, Heavy Metal,