Oscar failure James Franco returns to the big screen

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Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world.

As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux) the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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    Andrew Reply

    I can’t overstate how much I’m looking forward to this despite some lukewarm advanced word.

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    Fitz Reply

    This looks really bad. And Franco’s overexposure cannot help.

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    natalie Reply

    oscar failure? oh I guess he would have been better off beating a woman or overdosing or going to jail than try to host the oscars! I never hear wife-beater charlie sheen or coked-up charlie sheen or jailbird lindsay lohan but oscar failure james franco—he didn’t commit a crime he unintentionally bombed at something like most people do in their lifetime.

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    Dan Reply

    @Natalie: You’re right about that news article title Natalie. I knew it didn’t sound right. It should have read “Oscar flop James Franco…”

    …on a more serious note, I would point you in the direction of our Charlie Sheen worst-of list here.

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    Dan O. Reply

    Didn’t hate this as much as others did, just wish it could have been so much better than what I actually got.

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    rtm Reply

    This just looks awful… I like this genre and even the spoof variety like Men in Tights but even from the trailer, the jokes just look so forced. Plus I’m tired of hearing/seeing Franco, I used to think he’s charming in a quirky way but now that ‘charm’ has turn to smugness. That Oscar appearance was the last straw for me.

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