Topic: Your Highness

What’s the Deal with Movies Like ‘Your Highness’–Medieval Settings Plus Modern Humor/References?

What's the Deal with Movies Like 'Your Highness'--Medieval Settings Plus Modern Humor/References?

Fantasy flick Your Highness, from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green, actually seems a lot like a stoner comedy set in the woods. And while the movie — starring James Franco, Danny McBride, and Natalie Portman — had a few snicker-worthy moments, the most interesting element was this incongruous combination.

Highness, written by McBride, isn’t the first movie to ground its characters in the familiar medieval setting of castles and warlocks’ towers, arm them with bows and arrows and formal speech, but then pepper every interaction with anachronistic pop culture references. More »