Your Highness

Review: Your Highness

01 Apr 12

Another two hours of my life I won't get back...

What do you call a comedy that isn't funny? Step aside Adam Sandler, there's a new god-awful Hollywood unfunnyman in town, and his name ain't Rob Schneider or Dana Carvey - it's Danny McBride who co-wrote and stars in this turgid pile of festering python poo. Basically? This is a film by and for nine year old boys - which pepper's the script with a few f-words to act all growed-up. The humour is strictly of the toilet variety - and not the funny kind either. Childish, puerile and lacking wit, depth or subtlety the only remarkable thing about this sorry mess is that it's directed by David Gordon Green (who gave us the far superior 'Pineapple Express') and features talent such as James Franco and Natalie Portman. If you're aged 9 to 12 and a heterosexual boy, you get to see boobies, blood and there're some knob gags. If you like Rob Schneider movies like 'The Animal' - this may well be your cup of toad-spew... Me? If I want a medieval-inspired laugh, I'll stick with Monty Python's 'Holy Grail.' :(