The title of any movie speaks volumes about the crux of its theme and plotline. On reading the title of the movie ‘Your Highness’, the first thing that might strike your mind is royalty. Hence, the tableau revolves around the lives, of a prince, his love-interest, his younger brother and his extorted spouse.
The actual plot of this photoplay has been woven in a way, that the eldest prince of the family, Thadeous, is an utmost lethargic being. His younger brother lands in trouble. The younger prince’s better-half is kidnapped by some nefarious figure and, he sets on a mission to save her. The elder prince, Thadeous, does join hands with his younger brother in his need of hour, and accompanies him in rescuing his wife. In the hullaballoo of all the activities, the indolent elder prince falls for a beautiful warrior princess. Thus, this whole fable takes you to a royal and majestic era, where the wife of a blue-blooded aristocrat seeks help, to flee from the bounds of an evil necromancer. So, will the prince be able to find his wife, or will he keep shooting in the dark about the place where his wife is caged? That’s what you need to find out. To add on, the setting of this photoplay is truly appealing and, gives you a lofty and purple feel.
Simultaneously, the elder brother’s romantic angle adds an engrossing spice element to the theme. In a nutshell, both the brothers are on a quest for love: the elder one for a warrior princess, while the younger one for his virginal bride.
With Your Highness, David Gordon Green creates a niche that balances itself carefully, while inclining only marginally towards what can be called a parody. The movie provides enough awkward moments, gags and jokes to a cast, which includes the names like Natalie Portman, Danny McBride and James Franco to steal the show.
It’s a movie that does not mindlessly lampoon the fantasy films, but is a feature that gives ample respect to the genre, in its own unique way and while doing it, intelligently manages to tickle your funny bone. A movie with endless battles with villains and sorcerers, not to mention a handful of jokes and gags, definitely calls for a one-time watch.