April 12, 2011 by Vinnie Leduc
Your Highness, a stoner flick set in medieval times, is seeded with high concept and pot-ential, but it quickly becomes a drag and ends up being a bad trip. A couple of imaginative action sequences and James Franco’s and freshly minted Oscar queen Natalie Portman’s talents are absolutely wasted and overwhelmed by a plot nobody will care about.
Also co-written by Danny McBride, most of the jokes entail him simply swearing in response to situations like an out-of-place modern slacker. The trailers already weed out 80% of the parts you might laugh at, and the allowed crudeness of an R-rating does little to save the film because aside for the occasional cuss, it provides for only one worthy running gag.