Two brothers are both in line for the throne but they must each demonstrate their worthiness to their father the King (played by Charles Dance). Fabious (played by James Franco) is the much more adept of the two, whereas his brother Thadeous (played by Danny MacBride) is a bumbling idiot. Fabious returns from a quest after he saved a maiden Belladonna (played by Zooey Deschanel) from being held captive in a watchtower. He announces his intention to marry the girl. Fabious invites Thadeous to be his best man at the wedding. Thadeous hears all the men talking about him behind his back in the most unflaterring ways. Thadeous feels sorry for himself and wanders off with his servant Courtney (played by Rasmus Hardiker) to be with the poorest bums of the kingdom rather than participate in the wedding ceremony. The evil Leezar (played by Justin Theroux) attacks the wedding and re-captures Belladonna. When Thadeous comes back to the castle he finds out Belladonna has been taken. He reluctantly agrees to go with Fabious on a quest to save her. He takes along his servant Courtney as well.
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They visit the wise wizard to get advice on how to save Belladonna. The wizard is some kind of freak and wants to molest the boys. But he also tells them of Leezar's plans to take over the kingdom. He tells them Leezar can be stopped if they find the magical Unicorn Sword that is hidden somewhere in the labyrinth. He gives them a compass to help them find it.
After they leave the wise wizard they are captured by Marteetee (played by John Fricker) leader of the nymphs. They are saved by Isabel (played by Natalie Portman) who wants also to get even with Leezar as well. During the night, Isabel steals the compass and runs away with it. After the loss by his brother of the compass, Fabious decides he would be better off on his own. Fabious is captured by Leezar. Thadeous finds Isabel, gets the compass back and convinces her to help him beat the Minotaur in the labyrinth. Thadeous succeeds in defeating the Minotaur and cuts off his penis to keep it as a trophy to wear around his neck. He gets the Unicorn Sword and goes to save his brother from Leezar. Thadeous frees Fabious and gives him the Unicorn Sword which Fabious uses to promptly dispatch Leezar before Leezar can deflower Belladonna, thereby saving the day.
Best part of story, including ending:
Even though this story first appears to be a fairy tale, it is definitely not for kids with its R-rating due to the violence and sex. It is adult and bawdy humor.
Best scene in story:
I like the scene where Thadeous is having a pity-party for himself when he refuses to attend his brother's wedding. It's silly but also very amusing how he relates to the poor bums.
Opinion about the main character:
Fabious is just too fabulous. I was happy to see that his idiot brother could actually be the one that, in the end, helps save the day.