Medieval sagas take their lumps in this uneven comedy co-written by Danny McBride, who also stars as the unambitious younger brother of an experienced knight (James Franco) whose fiancee (Zooey Deschanel) is kidnapped by a sinister wizard (Justin Theroux).
The siblings set off on a rescue mission, inheriting a beautiful and very self-sufficient ally (Natalie Portman) along the way. Director David Gordon Green also worked with McBride and Franco on "Pineapple Express," and with Deschanel on "All the Real Girls." DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by McBride, Franco, Theroux and Green; deleted and alternate scenes; outtakes. ** (R and unrated versions: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun