The One Movie You Should See This Week (4/7/11)

by Scott Von Doviak

Does anyone remember when David Gordon Green was an acclaimed young director drawing comparisons to Terrence Malick for dreamy, haunting films like George Washington and All the Real Girls? Now he’s a guy who makes stoner comedies (and, no doubt, a lot more money). Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but Pineapple Express was largely forgettable, and Your Highness looks like some sort of unworkable melding of Cheech & Chong and Men in Tights. The cast features the two most overexposed humans of 2011, James Franco and Natalie Portman, along with Danny McBride doing his clueless egotist shtick in a shaky British accent. Not even the presence of my future ex-wife Zooey Deschanel is tempting enough to lure me into this forest of silly anachronisms, cheesy special effects, and armor-clanging slapstick.

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