This film is set in ye-old-medievel times involving princes, kings, fair maidens and dragons. The dashing Prince Fabious (Franco) embarks on a chivalrous quest to rescue his true love, Belladonna (Deschanel). His less dashing brother, Prince Thadeous, is sent on the same quest by his father the king in order to make him into a hero, or at the very least, a man who goes on quests.
Begrudgingly, Thadeous accompanies Fabious on the rescue mission where, during a particularly gruelling fight with a monster, they meet the gutsy Isabel (Portman). Together they all journey towards Belladonna where they must conquer the evil wizard Leezar to save Belladonna and the world.
This movie is supposed to be funny, but it’s unbelievably childishly crude. The swearing made no sense at all where they placed it in the script. But then I realised why – the target audience is the 19 year old boy. Let’s see – we had getting stoned, swearing, slashing things with a big sword, and jokes about penises. There was certainly no laughing from our couch. In fact, I couldn’t believe that Deschanel and Portman (two of my favourite rom com actors) chose to be in the film and I spent most of the movie commenting on it. The script must have looked a whole lot better on paper. Hated it, waste of time.