5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Incredibly funny! Slow-growing cult film!,
This review is from: Your Highness (Extended Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
Just watched this film on t.v, and am about to buy it here. I really loved this film, it was very funny. All of my friends love it too, admittedly most are in their twenties... but then my parents, aunts, uncles - they love it too. It's a bit rude in some places, but only a bit, you can still watch it with your nan and have a laugh (not recomended for watching with young children, foul language abounds)... I loved this mixture of occasional shakespearean-like speech mixed in with modern language usage and swear words. Overall I found the script/banter rather witty (perhaps a little crude, but that's funny too).
I also found the acting to be good from the main actors, and I had a soft spot for Courtney. It cheered up my whole family, and my mum now has a homemade sign down by her herb patch "cultivating glorius herbs here", since that line tickled her so much...
For those that do not like this, perhaps you have to be in the right sort of mood? It's not quite similar to Pineapple Express, which I loved (and my mum hated)... it's a little (just a little) like the old Carry On films, just ruder, it also reminds me of... A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. With a little singing, random highjinks etc. It's a fun film.
It's an adult mix-up of every slightly crappy, but oh-so-awesome fantasy film from the eighties and by the gods it is fantastic! ...and I am surprised a lot of people online hate it, as everyone I know loves it. Not to toot my own horn but I am a bit of an ace at detecting cult films before they become cult films. This will be a cult film.
I cannot recommend this enough.