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Your Highness rude trailer online

YourHighness.jpgI totally avoided Your Highness when the news first came out about it, the reason was quite simply the expected usual dirge of American comedy, humour based on bodily functions and sexual acts. However there's a lot more to the film judging by the trailer, although that base humour is still there.

One thing that surprised me off the bat was the appearances of James Franco, Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis, Toby Jones and Charles Dance. Amongst names like Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Justin Theroux, and so on.

The film strikes me as a new attempt at what The Princess Bride managed to do, and with the Hollywood adage of “bigger” and “more”, and with some slight nudity of one of the hottest Hollywood actresses around at the moment which is sure to draw some audience figures in.

Of course there is more to it, and the trailer for Your Highness does have quite a few funny moments to it, and if I'm being honest it was winning me over for a good part, but there are a few of those stock moments that just didn't sit very well with me and took me right back to that crass American comedy I so hate. The whole “suck the poison” joke was painful.

Anyway, let's read the blurb first before we look at the trailer.

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world—Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.

Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)—an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own—the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

Now here's the trailer which comes from IGN:

Well is there something more to it? You have to think there is with Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis, Toby Jones and Charles Dance. Is it a cut above the average American comedy?



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