Your Highness: Get Your Quest On
From the trailer, the movie looked promising. The three stars were likeable and I just hoped James Franco could redeem himself after his Academy award hosting bomb. It was an entertaining jaunt through medieval times peppered with contemporary language and jokes ala A Knight’s Tale.
It was a classic tale of one heroic brother who must team up with his not as capable, clownish younger sibling. His fiancée was captured by an evil wizard and so begins their quest. Along the way, they encounter many adventures and memorable characters. The most outstanding one joins their quest, the lovely and talented Natalie Portman. After seeing her as a rail thin neurotic ballerina in Black Swan, it was a nice change of pace to see her as a courageous, feisty heroine. Is it just me or does she look like Keira Knightley at times?
James Franco was serviceable as Fabious, the heroic prince. Justin Theroux was amusing as the evil wizard, Leezar. But Danny McBride stole the show as Thadeous, a more crude and rude Oliver Platt. Extra credit must be given to McBride as he penned the script with his partner, Ben Best. I was also pleasantly surprised by the special effects and the beautiful landscapes they crossed on their journey. If this strikes your fancy, see it in all its glory on the big screen. Since this is not a must see, you can still have a rousing good time in the comfort of your own home. Overall a jolly good show!
Finally, whether you are on your quest to get rid of debt or create a successful blog, remember to attack it from two angles. First of all, be a courageous hero who will never give up. Secondly, as a funny clown who has the ability to laugh it off when things don’t go your way. What is your quest?