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1 minutes
November 30, 2011

Your Highness

So...comedy? Here and there. Story structure? Eehhh, well at least there is the attempt at a Main Character Throughline (brother of the Prodigal Son), but to wait almost a full hour to introduce who, one would assume, is the Influence Character (Natalie Portman's character) makes for a very boring, very plodding film. Complete stories need to have this important opposition to the Main Character's personal growth introduced before the turn of the First Act. Otherwise, all those action sequences? No one will care as the emotional half of a story's argument lies dormant and unanswered in the minds of an audience.

Had to bail halfway through. And this from a huge fan of Eastbound and Down.

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