When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.
Why the negative feedback?!
I don't understand why critics are hating Your Highness so much. "Eastbound & Down", "Footfist Way," "Pineapple Express", etc. all got good reviews, as far as I understand, and this film is like all of those, except much funnier in some cases! Honestly, the only reason I was worried about seeing Your Highness was b/c I had DISLIKED Pineapple Express and Observe and Report so much. This film is far better and certain David Gordon Green's best comedy to date. Pineapple Express was one long joke about being stoned. The main character in Observe and Report seemed to have been written for McBride but played by the overrated Seth Rogen. I mean if you like Kenny Powers or Fred Simmons, I don't understand why you would dislike McBride's Thadeous. He is just as funny as any character McBride has ever played. He's got the same party mentality as Kenny, the same overblown pride fullness as Fred, just all done up with a British accent. Yet, somehow critics are attacking McBride for his portrayal! People say the opening gag fell flat on its face and that the movie just got worse from there. Honestly, I was rolling during the opening scene. It was completely absurd, reminding me of something out of Monty Python. And from there on I laughed my way until the credits. Yes, there's a lot of potty mouth humor, drug references, etc. But that is McBride's brand of humor. Everyone whose a fan knew that going in. I don't understand why people are acting like that's such a shocker when they've seen all his other work. To me this just really isn't a step down from Eastbound or Footfist, and is certainly a step UP for Green (at least regarding comedies), who is a fine director and who I am not intending to criticize. If you like everything else these guys have done, go see it. Funniest movie you'll see all year. 9/10.
- Apr 11, 2011
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