'Your Highness' Review: How High Do You Have to Be?

Sally Mercedes
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Your Highness movie stillAt first glance, Your Highness looks like a lot of fun. The movie is silly in that typical stoner comedy way, but it has Oscar gold like Natalie Portman and James Franco in the mix. It's about a pair of brothers who have to get back the bride-to-be captured by an evil-doer. There are hijinks and mayhem along the way and therein lies the entertainment. That and the bromance, of course.

But do you have to be high to enjoy a night of this? Reviews for Your Highness are so mixed, you might want to double check where your stash is at before heading out.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

"Your Highness" is a juvenile excrescence that feels like the work of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior women, pot, boobs and four-letter words.

James Verniere, Boston Herald:

I kept wishing Monty Python or Black Adder would show up to improve this dumb, dreary movie, but no such luck. Instead, we get diminutive beauty Portman as ninja-like Isabel, a tiny woman warrior also bent on revenge against Leezar.

Peter Paras, E! Online:

Though many scenes are not for the easily offended, rest assured these are well-told gags. The film might be deranged when it comes to sex and violence but the script never relies on easy fart and poop jokes. Most important of all, it earns all its laughs. And there are many.

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel:

There are enough laughs to get by and one can excuse the dead stretches (20 minutes too long?) and the tedious gay jokes [...].  What’s less forgivable is the cynicism, the sense that a lot of people wanting to cash in on another lowbrow hit went out to get’em one.

Your Highness reviews should come with a disclaimer letting us know if the reviewer was on some sort of substance while watching the film. For ratings to range from A- to 1 star, there must be something else going on, amirite?

The thing is, if you have to toke up to enjoy a movie, what's the point? I thought the fun thing about watching movies while high is to make a normal movie even more entertaining. Wouldn't it make a bad movie only semi-entertaining? Seems like a waste of weed to me. But, hey, at least you know what you're signing up for, so go ahead and enjoy yourself if the trailer made you chuckle.

Whether sober or stoned (no need to let us know which), are you watching Your Highness this weekend?

 

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