New ‘Your Highness’ Red Band Trailer Shows Off Its Lewd Side

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It seems like a rule nowadays that the¬† spring/summer movie seasons yield at least one sleeper hit comedy, and this year the competition is still wide open with films like Paul, Bridesmaids and Your Highness all hitting theaters. (Sorry, but The Hangover 2 doesn’t really count as a sleeper at this point.)

In the case of Your Highness, we’ve seen a trailer that suggests the movie will be a fun mashup of comedy and medieval adventure, as well as a red band trailer that let us know that there will be some foul-language fun to be had as well.

Today we have a second Your Highness red band trailer, one that clues us in to the fact that, in addition to good medieval fun and potty-mouth humor, this film will also offer a fair bit of nudity and explicit  sexual humor Рso parents, take note: this one is not for the kiddies!

Before we get to the trailer, a quick synopsis about what Your Highness is all about:

Thadeous (Danny McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (James Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)–an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own–the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

So, this movie does seem to have an actual storyline, complete with plot and character arcs. But in addition to all that good stuff, you’ll also be getting this [WARNING NSFW]:

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The director, David Gordon Green, made Pineapple Express, a movie that I personally felt was an odd mashup of action and stoner comedy – at least when I saw it in theaters. Since then, PE has grown on me with each repeated viewing. Your Highness seems to have blended genres even more successfully than Pineapple Express did, and my only real worry for the film is that the crudeness will get pushed so far passed funny to the point of obnoxiousness, as is always a risk with any film or show featuring Danny McBride. (Eastbound & Bound is really hit or miss for me.)

For the time being, though, I’m going into this film hopeful that it will be the comedy that walks away with the crown this season.

Your Highness embarks into theaters on April 8, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. Wow… i am… so excited for this movie haha

  2. This is just one of those stupid movies that should not be made. There seems to a lot of them in production these days.

    When you consider the ‘Best Films of all Time’, very few films from the past decade have that honor. And out of those few, none, if any, are comedies.

    • Grow a sense of humor sir. :)

      • Your the kind of person who will laugh at anything. You need to refine your sense of humor.

        • hahahaha

        • Agreed, Banjoe. This looks awful. Just because they swear every chance they get doesn’t make it funny. If you watch the trailer those were all the “funny” parts.

          “It’s a trap. A boobie trap.” My word. Awful… just awful.

    • We’re talking about Natalie Portman jumping in a lake wearing a thong, not The Seventh Seal.

      • That was the best part of the trailer. She has a fantastic bottom!!

        • As Chaucer so succintly put it: “And she was fayr as is the rose in May.”

          He then proceeded to get drunk as a sack on mead, started a fight with the local blacksmith and woke up in a ditch…

          • succinCtly, even. No more mead for me.

          • You crack me up Big D !! LMArseO!!

    • Best films of all time and there wouldnt be comedies? Some of the best films ever are comedies!!!

      • He said from the past decade and frankly I agree. Maybe Tropic Thunder. Some good character acting there but Jack Black was pathetic. But I can’t think of one movie in the 2000’s that’s memorable in terms of hilarity.

        • I would Tropic Thunder was one of the least funny films I have ever seen.

          • Really? Tropic Thunder is one of my favorite comedies of all time.

          • Alright, well, what’s a comedy that you consider one of the best from the 2000’s that can go down as one of the best of all time?

        • Humour’s probably the most subjective aspect of all when it comes to movies, Alex. Chaplin’s a God to some, for example, but he does nothing for me at all. I can’t think of too many comedies that most people would agree on for an All-Time Best Film list. Off the top of my head, over the last decade I’d rate Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Napoleon Dynamite, 24 Hour Party People and A Cock & Bull Story (the last two more farce than out-and-out comedy). I wouldn’t argue the toss too much with someone who didn’t find any of those funny, though. I still haven’t got round to seeing Tropic Thunder yet.

          • Yes, I agree. But even if you despise Chaplin, if one knows, appreciates, and respects comedy then you’ll have to understand why he’s such an icon. And it’s the same for a lot of comedies and comedians themselves. It’s understandable that one might not like Tropic Thunder. In fact, I didn’t laugh my ass off while watching it, I just thought RDJ was incredible in his role, making the movie 10 times better than it was.
            The tone of this movie already tells me that it won’t be in any top 10 lists anywhere. Then again, I might be wrong but my hatred towards the overrated Franco will prevent me from watching this crap, anyway.

            • You all sound like elitist snobs. People have different opinions, but I think the box office numbers speak best for the last decade of comedies.

              Let’s not forget– Pixar movies count as comedies, too.

              • Cheers, mate – I’m doing my level best to turn my snooty nose up at everything with a pulse – glad you noticed.

                Loved The Incredibles, by the way.

  3. “We’re sorry. This movie is not available at this time.”

    • Anthony, I agree with you, this looks hillarious!

  4. Looks pretty good, if it’s half as funny as Year One was then I’ll be happy

  5. This movie looks entertaining, and good for some laughs, plus Natalie Portman in a thong, Yeah, I’m in.

  6. No more incredibly overrated James Franco… please… enough of him.

  7. I actually was looking forward to this movie more from the regular trailer and this one actually relegated this film to the rental bin. Not sure why so many “modern” film makers equates over the top vulgarity with humor. Most of the time it ruins the film. Unfortunately, this looks like one of those times.

  8. I don’t think I would pay for this kind of movie, maybe one of those I would catch online, but I am a fan of Danny Mcbride…dude just cracks me up

  9. PE was hilarious, one of my all time favorites. Any stoner who watched it had to see its reality. The movie reminded me of my early weed adventures and people I encountered along the way. This looks to be great fun for all the stoners out there. It’s what I wished LOTR could have been.

  10. I’m still really looking forward to this one. It reminds me of Krod Mandoon with less censorship.

  11. Yes, this film looks ridiculous. But isn’t that the point of films like this? Just to entertain! It’s not trying to convey a serious message or challenge for awards, it’s just there for humour and to look at Natali Portman’s pert bum.

    • Walk Hard is an all time favorite of mine. Just watched the directors cut on blu-ray a few nights ago and was even better with the extra scenes.

    • Haven’t seen that one, greenknight. It does look as though it’d be up my street, though! If you haven’t seen it already I’d definitely recommend that 24 Hour Party People, which really shouldn’t have worked as a comedy (I actually dreaded watching it initially), but managed to capture both the spirit of the times and the ridiculousness and sheer chaos of Tony Wilson’s Factory label. Steve Coogan was an inspired choice to play Wilson; Andy Serkis as producer Martin Hannett and Paddy Considine as Joy Division/New Order manager Rob Gretton were uncanny (and bloody funny). Anton Corbijn’s Control stuck to the dry facts about Joy Division and kind of paled in comparison…

  12. Pineapple Express was a damn funny movie and East Bound and Down is far from hit and miss, one of my favorite tv shows and have to say as much as I want to like this trailer, this movie looks freakin’ terrible