Your Highness (2011)

Rated R. V-4; L -2; S -8/N -2. Running time: 1 hour 42 min.

Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and
all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander.
1 Peter 2:1

Our mighty heroes face a host of foes.

2011 Universal Pictures

A twist on the Good Brother, Bad Brother theme, this lame imitation of Monte Python and the Holy Grail stars Danny McBride as Prince Thadeous (Bad Slacker Brother) and James Franco as (Brave, Vir tuous Brother). After returning from a quest, Prince Fabious (James Franco) presents to the court the woman he wants to marry, the lovely Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel). Prince Thadeous (Danny McBride) is green with envy. The very next day the wedding is held, but before the happy pair can exchange their vows, the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux) arrives and, using his magic powers to ward off Fabious and his knights, carries off the bride to his lair.

After he recovers, Prince Fabious vows to set off to her rescue. His brother, on the other hand, is content to stay home. However their father the King gives his slacker son a choice, go with his brother or else be banished from the kingdom. And thus the two brothers, accompanied by the latter’s squire Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker) and several knights, sally forth on their quest. When captured and thrown into an arena where a fearful multi-headed beast is about to kill them, they are rescued by a mysterious warrior who turns out to be a woman, Isabel (Natalie Portman—what a come-down from The Black Swan!). Much of the humor is sophomoric, too often smothered by penis gags and an over abundance of the “F” word, depriving this film of the family audience that might have enjoyed its Medieval adventures and special-effect monsters.