Thadeous (Danny McBride) is the ne’er-do-well prince who always plays second fiddle to his perfect brother, Fabious (James Franco). Fabious comes back from a quest with his new bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel). Leezar (Justin Theroux) shows up at kidnaps Belladonna. Thadeous reluctantly agrees to join Fabious on his quest to save his betrothed.
Along their journey, they meet Isabel. Isabel is on a quest of her own, but she does not want to divulge the details. When you’re on a quest, you are not supposed to tell what it is. What if the other person’s quest is in direct opposition to yours? Isabel is tough and feisty. A force to be reckoned with.
She steals the magic compass which is supposed to direct the brothers to the Sword of Unicorn, the only sword that can dispatch Leezar. Now Thadeous and Fabious must find Isabel and take back the compass before they can continue on their quest.
Upon finding her, Isabel finally reveals the details of her quest. She is seeking revenge on Leezar for killing her family. She joins the brothers, as their quest is the same.
It seems any time Danny McBride or James Franco are in a movie, there will be some sort of marijuana related scene. And there is. It is also inevitable that there will be lots of sophomoric humor and innuendo. And there is. It’s exactly what you expect having both of them in the movie. A funny, but ultimately pointless movie.
There is no lesson. No moral. Just some goofy guys trying to get somewhere to get some chick. If this sort of movie entertains you, you won’t hate yourself for watching this movie. This sort of movie entertains me. As long as it’s not completely inane and poorly done.
Don’t expect state of the art effects or story writing. It’s a McBride/Franco vehicle about a quest and a mythical sword. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. Hey, it’s got Natalie Portman. That immediately ups the watchability factor.