Sound Off: David Gordon Green's 'Your Highness' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 8, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Get your quest on. Arriving in theaters this weekend is Your Highness, another comedy creation of Danny McBride & Ben Best, directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Danny McBride and James Franco, it's basically a contemporary homage to the adventure movies from the 80's with some bits of humor thrown in. How is it? Is it actually funny at all? Do Zooey Deschanel and/or Natalie Portman bring anything else into the mix? Is it an entertaining stoner comedy at the least? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Your Highness!
To fuel the fire (spoilers may be included) I had high expectations for Your Highness and thought it was only okay. It wasn't so much a stoner comedy as it was just an adventure movie about embarking on a quest. I'm not sure why, but McBride's humor didn't really work and there wasn't enough good comedy. The focus was too much on the story and their quest at hand, which just wasn't funny enough to make up an entire "comedy." I just wanted something entertaining that was a throw back to those 80's "quest" movies, but it was more of a cheesy farce that lacked humor. Solid, but definitely not the stoner classic I was hoping to see.
So what did you think of Your Highness? A hilarious comedy classic or just bland and boring?
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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments
This was a terrible movie, my work college was in it as it was shot in Belfast and it was nice to see the Giants Causeway in it just a few miles down the road from me. It was to crude to the point where it was not funny. The acting was pretty dull, it just lacked humour which is it's main content avoid, don't waist your money unless you want to see Natalie Portman in a g-string :), the only noteworthy part of the movie....
Neil Harbison on Apr 8, 2011
GABO2D2 on Apr 8, 2011
shut it, scrub
kenji on Apr 8, 2011
( as Actor | Writer | Producer ) Danny McBride + Ben Best + *Seth Rogen + * Judd Apatow = be or not to be !!! There is no big deal 😉 Most of people thought and still believe that Pineapple Express + Superbad + Observe and Report and such low comedies were and still are a great movies ... !!! as I am watching my rating for these movies 5/10 and less than 5 .. I know now that most of those who rate these movies were people who have no idea what comedy is and maybe they were drunk watching these movies ! No disrespect but when a movie like Superbad got 7.7/10 and a movie like Dark Knight got 8.9/10 and the deference between both movies are almost one point I am just speechless how these people are rating and on what drug they are !!!??? are they really know how to give ratting to a movie !??? Just to make it clear 5/10 mean for me : If you watch this movie or not there is no big deal this movie will not give u anything to remember it with and it is just a wast of time .. and if you get enough time to loss then go and watch it .. because in the end some times human beings need to watch something to let the time go bye ... something that make them not think and just tickle their brain ... I knew these guys are just wasting our times .. and they work for money not to bring something new to the audience ... they wrote these screenplays while they are high trying to make fun of the brain of the audience !!! I may sound sharp and edgy but at least I am telling you what I think about those group who make such lame movies ... and in the end there is some questions remain : If Pineapple Express got 7.1/10 ... and superbad got 7.7/10 ... in the other side movies like Dark Knight got 8.9/10 ... does IMDb users know who to use the ratting vote !!!??? does they make a deference between what is good movie and what is bad ? what is make them thing and show them good stuff .. and the others who make them lazy and show them some dirty jokes ???? Hope you understand my words in the right way .. I am not trying to show my self or tell you I know more ... All what I am saying is that you can understand what the real movie is about ! ... I always got negative answers in the present times when I write a comment or advice but after some months most of you will understand what I meant !!! .. Believe it or not .. all what I want that no one spent money to by tickets for a movie that don't deserve .. I learned this from Bulgaria and from the movies they make it in Bulgaria ... they want to steal your money .. They use you ... your eyes .. your time .. your expectation ... your money ... Hope the audience will get more aware what they will watch .. and what they will waste there time and money for .. nothing ells ... Forgive me if I wrote long comment but I wanted to explain my opinion in the best way possible nothing ells ... Thanks for your time reading it . ------------------- * Seth Rogen and * Judd Apatow : I know he is not in the movie and he have nothing to do with this movie .. but again he is one of the group ... he have the same why of acting and making lame jokes and using drugs as a symbol for his "revolutionary " comedy !!! ( Which I believe he is one of the worst comedy actors in the history of Hollywood ) .. And it looks like they are all student of ( Judd Apatow ) who I believe he is not as intelligent as most of people think ... !!! and if you take a look to his writing and directing you will know he is not that good .. !!! and as much as we go thought time it will appear more clearly.
shero on Apr 8, 2011
SO your saying that Apatow's movies Get Him to The Greek, Step Brothers, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Anchorman, Talladega Nights and The 40 Year Old Virgin aren't good/ funny movies?? If you are you should never ever comment on another comedy movie thread in your lifetime.
Chip_Tha_Ripper on Apr 8, 2011
I agree. And he should also not be so long-winded. Good lord.
Sparky on Apr 8, 2011
Please do not include Get him to the greek in a "good comedies" category.
Ryderup on Apr 8, 2011
Amen I was so disapointed with Get him to the Greek
Popcorn on Apr 9, 2011
Chip I want your baby!
Jess on Apr 9, 2011
Comparing Superbad and The Dark Knight is the dumbest thing you can do. Those are completely different movies. Rate TDK as a comedy, not very funny. As an overall movie, TDK is better, but depending on the genre and mood someone is in, Superbad can easily be a better option. Hey, you guys want to watch Shawshank Redemption or 40 Year Old Virgin?! Well, the better movie overall is Shawshank Redemption, but 40 Year Old Virgin is hilarious and great in its own ways. If you can't see that, then you have no idea what you're talking about and you wasted ALOT of time typing all that BS. Get out more.
Onebadace on Apr 8, 2011
You know what I haven't had in a while? Big League Chew.
You are not an actual critic on Apr 8, 2011
I think you sir, are wasting OUR time. Don't like it, don't see it. Period.
Bauzer on Apr 10, 2011
This post was annoying as shit. I have no interest in this movie, but you are a blathering idiot with terrible diction and grammar. It's because of this I have no respect for you or your opinion of Apatow or Rogen, who are both pretty damn good. Every half-baked thought that comes out of your moronic brain and is represented in text does not need 13 exclamation points, a wink face, and more periods than an all-girl high school. To quote The 40-Year-Old Virgin, "why don't you just get a knife and run into it?"
Tom Anderson on Apr 11, 2011
Now in the end one who can face me with his real name and even real profile .. With all the shit you wrote I am thankful that at least you have the courage to do this with your real name : First of all why are you so angry about ? I didn't said anything bad about you ! I even don't know you ? why are you so nervous about ? Apatow and Rogen !!?? or the way I write ? I will answer both objects .. But I am sure you have another problem ... Here we Go : I will begin with my writing as you called it ( terrible diction and grammar ) I can answer you very easily and say I am not American or British and end of the story but this is not enough answer for me that is why I will continue : If you don't like the way I write .. don't bother reading it ! ... There are many others here who write with a great English and a great grammar but without giving anything other than ( I like it .. I am in .. Sold ... Wow .. I can't wait ... Great .. Meh .. Yes .. No ... Bull Shit , Fu*k ... etc. ) With my respect for them they are too free to write what they want .. But I am not like them if I can't give an information then I will not write a comment .. everyone have his own way of comments ! 😉 Read their comments and leave mine alone ... I will write what I want.. when I want.. where I want .. You and no one ells* can stop me to write my opinion and my thoughts about some idiots who make movies full of shit for some idiots like you .. *( Other than the owner of the site.. But he know better that my critiques are giving some thoughts and good points that is why he didn't block me until now from his site ) As for your Rogen and Apatow : It is my opinion to critique those... and advice people who watch their movies to be more careful spending their money .. Who will listen OK .. good for him.. Who doesn't .. it is his/her problem and their money ! do what you want 😉 I always respect a normal useful critiques .. But it looks like you are not that good to write with your "Great Grammar" a useful one . at least give a good information about the matter .. you protect those as the terrorists who protect their book Qur'an and their prophet Muhammad .. Calm Down and think before you point a finger ... They are living on people like you and you are motivating them to continue making shits like this ... And if you will continue then OK .. congratulation .. watch their shit .. smell it .. and if you like taste it too 😉 ( I am a bit rude with you now because you had no respect while writing your reply to me .. As they say "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" ) It is your life and your choice ... and you are free .. do what you like .. at least I am trying to help some others here ... for me just one person who understand and get what I wrote is enough for me .. than another 100 who can't handle a critique and take it personally .. !! Hope you by the DVD of this movie and put 10 posters of this movie in your room and if you like go and watch the movie in Cinema another 10 times ... GOOD FOR YOU . ------------------ And in the end the winking 😉 Is just to remind everyone we had a good time here and having fun ... and to not take the things personally but it looks some of you just don't get it ! 😉
shero on Apr 11, 2011
To each his/her own. Nobody has to agree with your opinion (I don't) but i'll definately stand by your right to express it.
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011
Haven't seen it but it looks horrible...
frank on Apr 8, 2011
Funny...it's a post on your thoughts on seeing the movie. Yet you haven't seen it. I guess if you have nothing better to do than steal my name and be a troll...mission accomplished?
Frank on Apr 8, 2011
Save your $$$$$!!! Or movie hop this flick after paying for another one. Or wait for Netflix stream sometime in the near future. Good thing I saw this at a free screening. Trust me I'll save you all $5-$20, whatever you pay for movies these days. Or as I said, movie hop it 🙂
Jim Bean on Apr 8, 2011
I thought it was hilarious and very well-made! I'm surprised by these other reactions, but I guess I expected it to become a cult classic
ZZZ on Apr 8, 2011
I saw it last night. There were times that I laughed really hard. (Like when you grab a little ferry, crush it, grind it, then snort it) Then there were times were the comedy was very subtle. (like when Portman says beaver) It was a dumb movie but bigger in scale then I thought but it still made me laugh.
Marc Walker on Apr 8, 2011
Am I the only one who's feeling that todays' comedies are getting to be as formulatic as the TV show Three's Company? Seems like they are at the point where each are saying similar jokes, doing similar gags with similar actors in similar situations in different costumes. Take Hangover 2 for example, even the preview is designed to reassure you that these same whacky old guys are doing the same old whacky things in a slightly different way so you are sure to go. Due to the fact that my brother owns a chainer of cinemas here in NY, I get to see any movie I want for free the night before they open, but nowadays it's getting hard to even sit through these movies even they they are free. But in saying that, it's not just comedies, most of todays' movies are as predictable and formulatic as TV re-runs.
Anne on Apr 9, 2011
Lazy, modern filmmaking at its worst, appealing to the lowest common denominator.
trollface on Apr 9, 2011
Yep, you would know. And your life has in someway been darkened by the effort these people put in to entertain you. you are the greatest insight into film the world has ever known...
Troll-face on Apr 9, 2011
ahahaha honestly looking forward to seeing it. is it classical cinema...no. honestly who gives a fuck. sometimes you need to lose yourself and be entertained.
Nocsyn on Apr 9, 2011
Just giving an opinion, you self righteous arrogant asshole.
Anne on Apr 9, 2011
Loved this movie. Juvenile? You know it. Funny? Absolutely.
Xias on Apr 9, 2011
Very much like the shero's comment; not quite the hilarity of Schindler's List, or the humanity of Meatballs 4. I'm giving it a 6/10. Would be a 4, but there's a ton of farts. HAHAHA!
nick on Apr 9, 2011
Nick, is your real name Shero?
Qtip on Apr 9, 2011
I liked it, while it wasnt my favorite comedy of all time, it doesnt even come close to pineapple express. Im glad i paid Matinee prices tho and didnt go at night
Cory Lind on Apr 9, 2011
It was funny. But honestly I should have saved my money and waited till it was on HBO. All the good parts were in the trailer.
Tyban on Apr 9, 2011
One of the worst comedies i have seen in recent memory.Fortunatly,there were some technical difficulties during our screening that allowed myself and everyone one else who barely laughed at all to receive a pass for another movie,thank god for that.I can imagine some people finding it funny and if they do,so be it.I shouldnt have been surprised since this movie was apparently created by throwing out a random movie title and imagining what the story would be.Dont bother,just flush.
your highness really sucked on Apr 9, 2011
Despite all the haters, I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was pretty funny, but I would say this is more of a stoner movie. Its silly and doesn't take it self too seriously, and if you can understand that point, maybe you can get in to it for what it is. I would recommend this movie to all fellow stoners, and lastly I have three words for you. Natalie Portman's ass.
Bauzer on Apr 10, 2011
Good movie plus natalie portman has a great ass 😉
Tot on Apr 11, 2011
Good movie.......everyones becoming a pot head........check ot the web series Best Buds @ watchbestbuds.com.....funny stuff as well....let's all be Normal!
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