Remember that first trailer for the stoner/fantasy flick Your Highness, starring Danny McBride and James Franco, and how great I thought it was? Well, they just released a non-restricted trailer for the film, which includes the shot of Natalie Portman’s warrioress stripping at the lake, but instead of wearing a thong, she’s wearing regular barbarian underwear. That’s how you know it’s a new trailer.
Somehow, despite my immense love of the first trailer, I found this trailer for the same movie to be unfunny and kind of annoying. It’s baffling, really. Could my enjoyment of the first trailer possibly have been affected by footage of Natalie Portman’s ass in a thong? It’s hard to imagine, frankly.
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