History Film / YourHighness

24th Aug '16 2:03:05 PM JamesAustin
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* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt if you want to gte it on with Isabel, Thadeous]].

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* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt if you want to gte get it on with Isabel, Thadeous]].



* NighInvulnerability: Leezar claims that only the SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword of the Unicorn]] can kill him. [[spoiler:Sure enough, that's what does him in the climax.]] Then there's also the power-up he gets when the eclipse happens.

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* NighInvulnerability: Leezar claims that only the SwordOfPlotAdvancement [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword of the Unicorn]] can kill him. [[spoiler:Sure enough, that's what does him in the climax.]] Then there's also the power-up he gets when the eclipse happens.



** To just about every fantasy movie from the eighties on, really. Much of the design and special effects resemble ''Film/{{Willow}}'', not least of which is the multi-headed dragon. A scene in a montage references the Gates of Argonath from ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing''. The set during the Labyrinth sequence is very similar to, well, ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.

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** To just about every fantasy movie from the eighties on, really. Much of the design and special effects resemble ''Film/{{Willow}}'', not least of which is the multi-headed dragon. A scene in a montage references the Gates of Argonath from ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing''.''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]''. The set during the Labyrinth sequence is very similar to, well, ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.



** The carriage chase scene between the brothers and Boremont's men is a shot-for-shot remake of the carriage chase scene in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' between Ichabod/Katrina and the headless horseman. Anyone's guess as to why?
** Couple of shout-outs to ''Game of Thrones'' with the names Boremont (Mormont) and Thundarion (Dondarrion).

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** The carriage chase scene between the brothers and Boremont's men is a shot-for-shot remake of the carriage chase scene in ''Film/SleepyHollow'' ''Film/SleepyHollow1999'' between Ichabod/Katrina and the headless horseman. Anyone's guess as to why?
** Couple of shout-outs to ''Game of Thrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' with the names Boremont (Mormont) and Thundarion (Dondarrion).
24th Aug '16 1:52:31 PM JamesAustin
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->''One of the heroes even wears the penis of a minotaur on a string around his neck. I hate it when that happens.''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110406/REVIEWS/110409994 review]]'''

''Your Highness'' is a 2011 adventure comedy film directed by David Gordon Green of ''Film/PineappleExpress'' fame that could best be described as a tongue in cheek take on the sword and sorcery genre.

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->''One ->''"One of the heroes even wears the penis of a minotaur on a string around his neck. I hate it when that happens.''
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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert's [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110406/REVIEWS/110409994 [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/your-highness-2011 review]]'''

''Your Highness'' is a 2011 adventure comedy fantasy film directed by David Gordon Green of ''Film/PineappleExpress'' fame that could best be described as a tongue in cheek take on the sword and sorcery genre.



* TheAce: Fabious.
* ActionGirl: Isabel, who's also an archer.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Isabel, in order to allow Belladonna to be a DistressedDamsel.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The movie ends with Isabel [[IncrediblyLamePun coming]] to Thadeous with his next quest.

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* TheAce: Fabious.
Fabious is basically a very-much intended pastiche of Prince Charming-types: A good-natured man but also a brave warrior, who captures the heart of a beautiful, young, virgin and also good-natured woman. A souce of conflict in the movie is that, despite he and his brother genuinely loving each other, his brother Thadeous feels that he can't measure up to him.
* ActionGirl: Isabel, who's also Isabel is an archer.
archer and is shown as the biggest warrior of the film, save Fabious.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Isabel, Isabel is an ActionGirl in order to allow Belladonna to be a DistressedDamsel.
DamselInDistress.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The movie ends with Isabel [[IncrediblyLamePun coming]] coming ([[{{Pun}} ahem]]) to Thadeous with his next quest.



* ArmoredClosetGay: Given the large amount of HoYay in the film, [[spoiler: Leezar certainly seems to give this sort of impression considering what he says when trying to complete the ritual with Belladonna.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Leezar:]]''' I'm just not attracted to you!
** Also [[spoiler: Boremont]], who confesses his love for Fabious [[spoiler: just before he dies]]

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* ArmoredClosetGay: ArmoredClosetGay:
**
Given the large amount of HoYay in the film, [[spoiler: Leezar certainly seems to give this sort of impression considering what he says when [[spoiler: trying to complete the ritual with Belladonna.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:
Belladonna]].
--->'''[[spoiler:
Leezar:]]''' I'm just not attracted to you!
** Also [[spoiler: Boremont]], who confesses his love for Fabious [[spoiler: just before he dies]]dies]].



* BlackComedyRape: The entire plot centers on the impending (less commonly played for laughs male-on-female) rape of Belladonna as part of casting a spell. The jokes mostly have to do with Leezar's reluctance to do the deed, either because he doesn't really want to or has some sort of severe performance anxiety. [[spoiler: later this gets inverted when the early stages of the spell temporarily turn Belladonna into a sexually aggressive Succubus who, herself, won't take no for an answer.]] But also...
** Courtney and the minotaur.
** Fabious and the Wise Wizard.
* BloodKnight: Isabel. It kind of creeps Thadeous and the others out.

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* BlackComedyRape: BlackComedyRape:
**
The entire plot centers on the impending (less commonly played for laughs male-on-female) rape of Belladonna as part of casting a spell. The jokes mostly have to do with Leezar's reluctance to do the deed, either because he doesn't really want to or has some sort of severe performance anxiety. [[spoiler: later Later this gets inverted when the early stages of the spell temporarily turn Belladonna into a sexually aggressive sexually-aggressive Succubus who, herself, won't take no for an answer.]] But also...
answer]].
** A minotaur in heat harrasses Courtney and in the minotaur.
labyrinth.
** When Fabious and Thadeous go to meet Wize Wizard, Thadeous and the Wise Wizard.
audience discover that the Wizard likes to greet his visitants with kisses. Flappy, open-mouthed kisses (Thadeous manages to get by with a quick pec on the lips). Fabious then reveals that he's been visiting the Wizard since he was a kid, and back then they used to do other things (though he and the Wizard claim that it was on the lines of jumpling shirtless on a bed and nothing more).
* BloodKnight: Isabel.Isabel is a warrior of the "see her enemies wailing and covered in blood" type. It kind of creeps Thadeous and the others out.



* BrickJoke: Not in the finished movie, unfortunately, but gets started in one of the Deleted Scenes on the DVD. [[spoiler:After having escaped Marteetee's arena, Isabel threatens to cut off Thadeus' dick and wear it as a necklace. Now guess what happens with the Minotaur's "horn".]]
* ButtMonkey: Courtney. Also, Thadeous to a lesser extent.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Isabel's chastity belt, first shown during the OutdoorBathPeeping scene.]]
** Also, Isabel's arm band.
* TheChosenOne: Leezar believes he is this.
* ClusterFBomb
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Several jokes rely on it; mostly on the part of Thadeous and Leezar.
-->'''Thadeous''': Courtney, hold my dick.
-->''*Hands Courtney his "trophy" taken from the Minotaur.*''
** Also the line from Thadeous: "Isabel, I was just about to finish thinking about you."
** Leezar knows his penis will work with Belladonna because he's "tested" it, and is sure there will be no trouble as long as her vagina is anything like his hand.
* DeathTrap: Julie hooks Fabious up to one of these.
* DecapitationPresentation: Of a cyclops's head, no less.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Thadeous's attempt to explain his encounter with the Dwarf queen.
* DirtyOldMan: The Wise Wizard, very much so.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens to Thadeous on Marteetee's land.
* DistressedDamsel: Belladonna.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Boremont to Fabious. fabious thinks he means "brotherly love", like between himself and Thaddeous. Nope. ''that'' kind of love.

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* BrickJoke: Not in the finished movie, unfortunately, but gets started in one of the Deleted Scenes on the DVD. [[spoiler:After having escaped Marteetee's arena, Isabel threatens to cut off Thadeus' Thadeous' dick and wear it as a necklace. Now guess what happens with the Minotaur's "horn".]]
* ButtMonkey: Courtney. Also, Courtney gets no respect, especially from Thadeous. To a lesser extent, Thadeous to in turn gets a lesser extent.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Isabel's chastity belt, first shown during the OutdoorBathPeeping scene.]]
** Also, Isabel's arm band.
* TheChosenOne: Leezar believes he is this.
* ClusterFBomb
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Several jokes rely on it; mostly on the part
lot of Thadeous and Leezar.
-->'''Thadeous''': Courtney, hold my dick.
-->''*Hands Courtney his "trophy" taken from the Minotaur.*''
** Also the line from Thadeous: "Isabel, I was just about to finish thinking about you."
** Leezar knows his penis will work with Belladonna because he's "tested" it, and is sure there will be no trouble as long as her vagina is anything like his hand.
* DeathTrap: Julie hooks Fabious
misery for not living up to one of these.
* DecapitationPresentation: Of a cyclops's head, no less.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Thadeous's attempt to explain
his encounter with the Dwarf queen.
* DirtyOldMan: The Wise Wizard, very much so.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens to Thadeous on Marteetee's land.
* DistressedDamsel: Belladonna.
brother.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Boremont [[spoiler:Boremont]] to Fabious. fabious Fabious thinks he means "brotherly love", like between himself and Thaddeous. Nope. ''that'' ''That'' kind of love.



* EvilTowerOfOminousness

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* EvilTowerOfOminousnessEvilTowerOfOminousness: The tower where Leezar lives might as well be the tower where Frankenstein's moster was created.



* FanserviceExtra - Most of the "White People" are played by topless glamour models.
* FetishRetardant: Invoked. The three witches cast a sex spell on Belladonna that winds up giving her an ''Film/TheExorcist''-possessed voice.
* {{Fingore}}: Marteetee loses fingers due to being [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized]] with his hydra.
* GladiatorGames: Marteetee's arena.

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* FanserviceExtra - FanserviceExtra: Most of the "White People" are played by topless glamour models.
* FetishRetardant: Invoked. The three witches cast a sex spell on Belladonna that winds up giving her an ''Film/TheExorcist''-possessed voice.
voice. It really creeps Leezar.
* {{Fingore}}: Marteetee loses fingers due to being [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized]] {{synchroniz|ation}}ed with his hydra.
* GladiatorGames: Marteetee's arena. arena, complete with champion that Fabious must defeat.



* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt.]]
* HighFantasy
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Fabious when it comes to the Wise Wizard [[spoiler:and Julie]].

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* HereWeGoAgain: Gotta get rid of that [[spoiler: cursed chastity belt.]]
belt if you want to gte it on with Isabel, Thadeous]].
* HighFantasy
HighFantasy: The movie is set in a parody High Fantasy world.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Fabious when it comes to the Wise Wize Wizard [[spoiler:and Julie]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thaddeous is lazy, selfish, arrogant, humiliates Courtney and even plans to leave Fabious behind when he is captured. However, after his visit to the labyrinth, he decided to go and rescue his brother.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thaddeous Thadeous is lazy, selfish, arrogant, humiliates Courtney and even plans to leave Fabious behind when he is captured. However, after his visit to the labyrinth, he decided to go and rescue his brother.



* TheLoad: Thadeous.

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* TheLoad: Thadeous.Thadeous does nothing of importance (and screws up things a few times)... ''except'' when he manages to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] enough to [[spoiler: find the SwordOfPlotAdvancement, rescue his brother, and give him the sword]].



* LovableCoward: Also Thadeous.

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* LovableCoward: Also Thadeous.



* MeaningfulName: Belladonna is Italian for "beautiful woman".
** Of course it is. Incidentally, it's also Latin for Deadly Nightshade.

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* MeaningfulName: Belladonna is Italian for "beautiful woman".
** Of course it is.
woman". Incidentally, it's also Latin for Deadly Nightshade.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Apparently Isabel's arm band is able to repel magic lightning. Who knew?
** It's vaguely hinted by observation. In the opening scene we have her knight ancestors blocking the magic with their armor and Isabel later claimed that her armband was made from her brothers' shields, assuming to be of the same make of the armor of their ancestors.
* NighInvulnerability: Leezar.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Soul of the Maze that totally isn't SeanConnery.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Apparently Isabel's arm band is able to repel magic lightning. Who knew?
** It's
lightning, though it's vaguely hinted by observation. In the opening scene we have her knight ancestors blocking the magic with their armor and Isabel later claimed that her armband was made from her brothers' shields, assuming to be of the same make of the armor of their ancestors.
* NighInvulnerability: Leezar.
Leezar claims that only the SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword of the Unicorn]] can kill him. [[spoiler:Sure enough, that's what does him in the climax.]] Then there's also the power-up he gets when the eclipse happens.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Soul of the Maze that totally isn't SeanConnery.Creator/SeanConnery.



* PowerFist: Thaddeous dons a spiked gauntlet as an off-hand during the climax.

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* PowerFist: Thaddeous Thadeous dons a spiked gauntlet as an off-hand during the climax.



** The Wise Wizard is [[StarWars Yoda]] crossed with [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the smoking caterpillar]]. Leezar and his mothers even have Force Lightning.

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** The Wise Wize Wizard is [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]] crossed with [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the smoking caterpillar]]. Leezar and his mothers even have Force Lightning.



** In the scene where [[spoiler:Julie]] is chanting magic words to communicate with Leezar, you can clearly hear him say "[[HarryPotter Hufflepuff]]".
** The carriage chase scene between the brothers and Boremont's men is a shot-for-shot remake of the carriage chase scene in Sleepy Hollow (1999) between Ichabod/Katrina and the headless horseman. Anyone's guess as to why?
** Couple of shout-outs to Game of Thrones with the names Boremont (Mormont) and Thundarion (Dondarrion).

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** In the scene where [[spoiler:Julie]] is chanting magic words to communicate with Leezar, you can clearly hear him say "[[HarryPotter "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Hufflepuff]]".
** The carriage chase scene between the brothers and Boremont's men is a shot-for-shot remake of the carriage chase scene in Sleepy Hollow (1999) ''Film/SleepyHollow'' between Ichabod/Katrina and the headless horseman. Anyone's guess as to why?
** Couple of shout-outs to Game ''Game of Thrones Thrones'' with the names Boremont (Mormont) and Thundarion (Dondarrion).



* SuckOutThePoison: LampshadedDoubleEntendre.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Unicorn Sword is the only thing that can kill Leezar.

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* %%* SuckOutThePoison: LampshadedDoubleEntendre.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Sword of the Unicorn Sword is the only thing that can kill Leezar.



-->'''Courtney''': Children, Iím allergic. Please - letís not.
* ThisCannotBe: Leezar's reaction when he sees Fabious is wielding the Unicorn Sword.

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-->'''Courtney''': -->'''Courtney:''' Children, Iím I'm allergic. Please - letís not.
* ThisCannotBe: Leezar's reaction when he sees Fabious is wielding the Unicorn Sword.Sword of the Unicorn.



* YouKilledMyFather: What motivates Isabel to get revenge on Marteetee.
** Also what motivates her to join up with Thadeous and Fabious: Leezar's "mothers" killed her six brothers.

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* YouKilledMyFather: What motivates Isabel to get revenge on Marteetee.
** Also what motivates
Marteetee (he killed her to father) and join up with Thadeous and Fabious: Leezar's Fabious (Leezar's "mothers" killed her six brothers.brothers).
18th Jul '16 1:54:18 AM PaulA
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** Simon, Fabious's mechanical bird, is a reference to Bubo from ''ClashOfTheTitans''.

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** Simon, Fabious's mechanical bird, is a reference to Bubo from ''ClashOfTheTitans''.''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.
26th Apr '16 9:58:51 PM Anddrix
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The American castmembers' English accents are simply dreadful, except for the actual English actors.
16th Apr '16 9:10:31 AM Gerryfromderry
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* ActorAllusion: Isabel has moves worthy of [[StarWars Darth Maul.]] One of her weapons is even a staff with two blades! For added points, she first shows up in an arena with a monster in it.
** Zooey Deschanel as Belladonna also counts. Her character was said to have been kept in the tower her entire life. Thusly she acts quite strangely, is absolutely unable to do basic things like eat dinner using utensils and other 'quirky' behavior.
16th Apr '16 9:09:56 AM Gerryfromderry
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The American castmembers' English accents are simply dreadful, except for the actual English actors.
16th Apr '16 9:03:08 AM Gerryfromderry
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* FakeBrit: Basically the whole of the cast, but WordOfGod says it's more or less a takeoff on all those sword and sorcery epics with actors attempting to replicate British accents and not always succeeding.
** Averted however with Toby Jones and [[{{Life}} Damian Lewis]].
16th Apr '16 9:02:16 AM Gerryfromderry
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Thaddeous is lazy, selfish, arrogant, humiliates Courtney and even plans to leave Fabious behind when he is captured. However, after his visit to the labyrinth, he decided to go and rescue his brother.
16th Apr '16 8:58:55 AM Gerryfromderry
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* ThrowItIn: Reportedly, the whole script was like this. The film's writers (one of which was also the star) had written an outline but ended up filming without a finished script and let the actors ad-lib everything.
16th Apr '16 8:58:02 AM Gerryfromderry
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* MoneyDearBoy: Natalie Portman admitted she only did this movie because there was some uncertainty if ''Film/BlackSwan'' would get greenlit by a major studio. She signed on to this film for a paycheck and use it to help finance ''Black Swan'' herself, should the need have ever risen. However, ''Black Swan'' got greenlit and went underway fairly easily, and Natalie got stuck doing this film having already signed on.
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