Since I have been semi-working as a movie reviewer lately, naturally upon completion of any film my companions immediately ask what I thought. This is exactly my reply when Your Highness ended. “It was nothing like I thought, I can’t believe it was ever made, and I’m horrified that they left it open for a sequel.”
To say that the trailers are misleading is a devastating understatement. I can imagine the stricken parents silly enough to bring their children and teens to this movie. If they were expecting an unrealistic farce and romp through the forest – well, they sure got that in spades. But it was far from innocent.
I would like to say – in my own defense – that I am not a prude. I don’t object to watching porn but I at least like to know it is porn before it starts. And I think that is what – pardon the phrase – rubbed me the wrong way here. The trailer(s) gave the impression of an adventure movie – although with no basis in reality – one in which an inept person has to try to save the world. However, in this case that inept person happens to be Pee-Wee Herman.
I would also like to point out that “Your Highness” is in the same vain as ‘Cheech and Chong’ and if you are not a “pot-head” the majority of the “humor” will be lost on you. The few giggles I was able to get paled in comparison to the number of times I uttered, “Oh hell no.”
I felt a bit queasy when leaving. Some might say it was the yellow grease I put on my popcorn. But I say, “No, sir.”
I feel sorry not only for everyone involved in this film – but also their families – to have their name permanently marred by this abomination. But I also feel bad for my scarred retinas that now require a healthy dose of Winnie The Pooh to recover.
I found it distressing to see someone of Natalie Portman’s caliber involved. She is beautiful and an accomplished actress winning an Academy Award as well as having 23 other awards and 45 total nominations. Why is she slumming it here? And not to mention speaking of a beaver as anything other than a woodland creature.
The final item I would like to point out is this: A penis is not the most aesthetically pleasing item to begin with but then to have a giant half-mast Minotaur penis displayed prominently for the last twenty-plus minutes is also. . . um. . .
All I can say is, “Oh, for fuck’s sake. Really?”