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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Your Highness

"Your Highness proves its the king of masturbation humours but little else"

Your Highness is a comedy film that has a basic medieval premise that should equal laughs and a cast that should provide them and fill cinemas, however it seems to do none of these things. The biggest bemusement I have with this film is the cast, Natalie Portman makes another appearance on our screens and James Franco was clearly having an off day when he said yes to this. Portman seems to be everywhere at the minute, she's turning into the female Matt Damon. Whereas James Franco seems to do a gem of a film followed by an absolute stinker - Milk followed by Date Night, 127 Hours followed by Your Highness - Commonly known as Oscar-flop syndrome (Unintended double meaning referring to his uncomfortable Oscar hosting)

The comedy veteran Danny McBride tries to not only provide the laughs but keep this mess of a film together, and he's clearly the most natural comedy actor in this film. Hipster queen Zooey Deschanel plays Belladonna the virgin love interest but her casting only made me look lovingly towards the 500 Day Of Summer dvd in the corner of the room. The final strange casting I could have done without was Damian Lewis playing a "brave" knight who turns rogue, somebody please tell him that a serious actor doing comedy rarely works.

This was a very unfunny film where the jokes all seemed to be written by a 14 year old, Your Highness proves its the king of masturbation humours but little else. It's attempt at humour is at times insulting and offensive. As it began to push past the 90 minute mark my patience started to wear thin the ending couldn't have come soon enough.