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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