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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  25 January 2008 (USA)
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The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »

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The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, and an ugly hunchbacked Paris Hilton and a shaved-head Brittany Spears. Written by matt-282

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and some comic violence | See all certifications »

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25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,140,100 (UK) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$38,232,624 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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To date (2011), one of two movies written and directed by both Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, not to have the word "movie" in the title. The other is Vampires Suck (2010). See more »

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Leonidas: [picks up subway sandwich] No mayo? This is bullshit!
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Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are hacks
27 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who would remotely consider themselves to be a fan of the spoof genre would reject this trash. I'll be the first one to admit that taste is subjective, but the guys that made this movie lack any sort of talent for this type of movie

I implore anyone to check out the following spoof movies:

Airplane! Top Secret The Naked Gun The Naked Gun 2 1/2 Hot Shots Hot Shots: Part Deux Kentucky Fried Movie (yes, its "old" but a classic none the less) Mafia! BASEketball Scary Movie 3 Sacry Movie 4

Not all of these are great. Many are a product of their era. Some are downright "average" spoof movies, at best. But compared to "Meet the Spartans" (or Epic Movie or Date Movie) they are a BILLION times better. And they have one thing in common... Zucker / Abrahams / Zucker (also must give props to writer Pat Proft). These guys INVENTED this genre. Watch these films and you will realize Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are talentless hacks who think just making a reference to pop culture is funny.

If Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are reading this, I suggest you might want to watch these movies as well. You might learn a thing or two.


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