Excerpt: Remember Jim Henson? He was this great guy, sort of the ultimate puppeteer, his legacy living on through a plethora of ’80s classics. Well, Your Highness could care less, spoofing the iconic Henson in a sequence that should be considered a pit of embarrassment for James Franco, for Danny McBride...
Excerpt: Looking to capitalize on their success of Pineapple Express the director and stars reunite for Your Highness, a raunchy fantasy comedy. That may be the first time that’s been used to describe a film and, based on the resulting film
Conclusion: Your Highness isn't Pineapple Express 2 . For some, that will come as good news; for others, it will be a disappointment. It's a genre parody through and through -- in this case '80s swords-n-sorcery fantasy flicks -- but, sadly, it sparks as often as it fizzles.
Summary: 'Your Highness' is an uneven, mostly unfunny, but still somehow entertaining blend of genres. It aims to be a light and dirty comedic love letter to 1980s fantasy flicks, and while not completely successful, its strengths just barely outweigh its flaws.
Excerpt: As it was with his last movie, Pineapple Express , director David Gordon Green is out to deliver an experience that defies categorization. Your Highness is an action film, a fantasy movie, and a comedy rolled into one.
Excerpt: George Washington and Undertow director David Gordon Green once aspired to be the next Terrence Malick. He set his sights lower with 2008’s stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express , and the new sword-and-sorcery send-up Your Highness aims lower still. How low?
Summary: The assorted scuzzy pleasures offered by this doggedly low brow comedy don’t add up to a heck of a lot, but it still manages to elicit a respectable number of chuckles. More Pineapple Express collaborators David Gordon Green, James Franco and Danny McBride (who co-wrote the screenplay with his...