"Extremely Lewd Sendup"
What You Need To Know:
The basic story in YOUR HIGHNESS is well constructed. The actors do a funny job, with their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks. However, the movie’s comical, satirical tone is filled with nearly constant R-rated foul language and extremely lewd jokes. There’s also some extreme nudity, graphic bloody violence and drug references. Thus, despite the movie’s heroic ending and the eventual reconciliation between the two brothers, YOUR HIGHNESS has way too much abhorrent content. Media wise viewers with faith and values will steer well away from YOUR HIGHNESS.
(PaPaPa, HoHo, B, O, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, AA, DD, MM) Very strong pagan worldview with references to unnamed “gods” and some crude homosexual jokes plus some moral elements regarding heroism, fighting an evil sorcerer and his three witchy “mothers,” and healing a bond between two brothers, but heroes consult their own wise magical creature, who turns out to be a pedophile; at least 69 obscenities (mostly “f” words), one GD, and 12 light profanities, some of which are a pagan version of “My gods!”; very strong violence includes decapitations, multi-headed monster’s heads cut off, man’s fingers cut off, castration of minotaur monster, arm hacked off, bloody chest wounds, magic electrifies and knocks people flying against stone walls, sword fights, punching, bar fight, and heroes stop villains from sacrificing two virgins; very strong sexual references includes almost constant crude sexual jokes, including some homosexual ones, one involving bestiality, jokes about being molested by a strange sentient creature, and numerous jokes and allusions about fornication, sodomy, promiscuity, sex, body parts, and even pedophilia; extreme nudity includes full male nudity, man kills minotaur monster and hangs monster’s phallus around his neck as a trophy, numerous shots of upper female nudity, and some rear female nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; jokes about smoking marijuana or hashish; and, jealousy, laziness, mockery, lying, cowardice, kidnapping, betrayal, deceit, but some of it rebuked implicitly.
YOUR HIGHNESS is an extremely lewd sendup of fantasy and heroic quest stories.
Prince Fabious returns home to his father, the King’s, castle after killing a Cyclops who worked for the evil wizard, Leezar. He brings home Belladonna, a princess imprisoned by Leezar and the Cyclops. Prince Fabious plans to marry Belladonna.
The Prince’s lazy, no-account, playboy brother, Thadeous, is extremely jealous of Fabious, even when Fabious asks him to be his best man. Then, Leezar shows up at the wedding ceremony and kidnaps Belladonna, while using his immense magical powers to fend off Fabious and the royal guard. The King gives Thadeous an ultimatum: Go with Fabious and help him rescue Belladonna, or be banished from the kingdom.
Reluctantly, Thadeous agrees to go. Now, Fabious and he must find the magical unicorn sword, the only weapon that can kill Leezar. Along the way, they run into a beautiful female warrior named Isabel, who has her own grudge against Leezar. The question becomes, Will Thadeous find his own inner hero, or desert his brother in his time of need?
The basic story in YOUR HIGHNESS is well constructed. Also, the actors do a funny job, though their tongues are placed firmly in their cheeks. However, the movie’s comical, satirical tone is filled with nearly constant R-rated foul language and extremely lewd jokes. There’s also some extreme nudity, graphic bloody violence and drug references. Thus, despite the movie’s heroic ending and the reconciliation between the two brothers, YOUR HIGHNESS just has way too much abhorrent content.
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