The Ladies of Your Highness
Your Highness is a movie that was pretty universally hated. I can understand why people weren’t too enthused by it but hating a movie this much that doesn’t have Mark Wahlberg in it doesn’t sit right with me. It comes down to whether you enjoy Danny McBride movies or not, really. I, for one, would watch any film or television show that he decided to do and no amount of Drillbit Talor‘s or Land of the Lost garbage will keep me from them.
Having said all of that, my number two and three reasons for watching and enjoying Your Highness comes down to these two pictures:
You’re looking at the very beautiful Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. The two characters are arguably the most important people in the movie. Yes, they’re not the main stars. Danny McBride plays the hilariously pathetic prince who only likes to party and hang out with his funny looking squire dude. James Franco plays McBride’s dashing and courageous brother. It’s only when Franco’s new bride, played by Deschanel, gets kidnapped by a hilarious sorcerer and Franco, McBride, and Portman are off to the rescue.
The “heroes” go through your normal adventures that you see in movies like this, but normally when the heroic saviors show up to fight the minotaur it doesn’t have a massive penis flopping around. That is where Your Highness goes from action/adventure to full-on comedy.
While Portman plays the badass heroine very well in this flick, the most well known and memorable scene in the film is probably one that isn’t related to her characters arc at all. In fact, I like to think they put this scene in the movie just for me. Normally I don’t like to spoil movies for people who haven’t seen them yet but I think that if you’ve still not seen Your Highness, this scene will only make you want to see it more.
And just in case you’re not sold yet, here are some highly suggestive photos taken very much out of context.
You’re welcome weirdos.