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Title: National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Directed by: Jeff Kanew Starring: Will Sasso, Ian Ziering, Kristanna Loken, Sophie Monk, Tony Cox, Ludacris and Rip Torn Running time: 91/minutes, Unrated, Available on DVD Will Sasso is Awesomest Maximus, a stocky General who is more concerned with eating, drinking and trying to bang his wife Hottessa (Kristanna Loken) who despises him, than leading an army. When Hotessa’s younger brother Orlando convinces King Erotic’s wife Princess Ellen (Sophie Monk) to travel with him be her Gay-bff, they unwittingly start a war. King Erotic (Khary Payton) enlists the great warrior Testiclees (Ian Ziering) and the little Minoritees (Tony Cox) to attempt to [ Read More ] »
Owing equally to a skin-tight body suit and unnerving thousand-yard stare, Kristanna Loken made quite an impression in 2003′s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” While she didn’t quite skyrocket up the ranks of Hollywood demand from there, she’s nevertheless worked steadily – including in a fair amount of genre material, as with Uwe Boll’s “BloodRayne” and “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.” Her latest movie is “The Legend of Awesomest Maximus,” a decidedly bawdy, National Lampoon’s-minted spoof of “300,” “Gladiator” and other mythology-laden, sword-and-sandal action epics. Loken co-stars opposite Will Sasso and Sophie Monk, playing the former’s gold-digging, politically-minded wife Hotessa, who, while trying to goad her [ Read More ] »
Blending elements of Zack Snyder’s 300 and Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy together, National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus presents comedy that only Hollywood comedy hacks like Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer could be proud of. Surprisingly, this Awesomest Maximus wasn’t written by them, but you’d never know it as it offers the same brand of immature humor where, in the absence of actual punch lines, we’re treated to lines that will involve testicles, boobies, gay bashing, farts, sex, or whatever else a fifth grader thinks would be hilarious at a slumber party. Really, this is just a poorly written, 90-minute excuse to show off Kristanna Loken and Sophie Monk’s breasts. And they’re great breasts, sure, but it seems like Will Sasso and Rip Torn didn’t get the memo, as they attempt to make something out of the worthless script.
- Lex Walker
Actress Kristanna Loken broke onto the scene playing the deadly/sexy T-x terminator in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, after many years of smaller guest-starring roles on TV. The actress has put together a diverse body of work since then, with bigger TV roles, recurring on The L Word and starring as Painkiller Jane, and film roles such as BloodRayne and Swat: Firefight.
The actress is now delving into the comedy world with the spoof National Lampoon's the Legend of Awesomest Maximus, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD March 20. I recently had the chance to speak with Kristanna Loken over the phone, and here's what she had to say about playing a character named Hottessa in this spoof.
It looks like it's been awhile since you've done a comedy. »
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- Robert DeSalvo
We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming spoof National Lampoon's the Legend of Awesomest Maximus, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD March 20. The Three Stooges star Will Sasso portrays the title character in this comedy, which pokes fun at 300, Gladiator, and Troy. Take a look at a scenes from National Lampoon's the Legend of Awesomest Maximus.
Awesomest Maximus: Exclusive Show Him Some Respect
From the director of Revenge of the Nerds comes this outrageous sword and sandals spoof that's got more laughs than Gladiator, hotter bods than Troy, and an army of 301! Horny King Looney of Troy (Rip Torn, Men In Black) sends slacker general Awesomest Maximus (Will Sasso, The Three Stooges) to maintain peace with rival King Erotic of Greece. But when Prince Orlando, who's more into fashion than fighting, steals the King's wife Ellen (Sophie Monk, Date Movie) to be his Bff, it's war! Will Awesomest live up to his godly destiny? »
6 items from 2012
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