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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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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Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
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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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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Spartans  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,505,530, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,233,676, 1 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,646,831, 15 March 2009
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Trivia

The film led Sean McGuire to be cast as the title character of the short-lived fantasy comedy series "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire", which was discontinued after 1 season due to it's mixed reviews. See more »

Goofs

When they first sing "I Will Survive", Sonio's mouth can be seen singing alone, before we hear the song or see anyone else is singing. See more »

Quotes

Leonidas: [picks up subway sandwich] No mayo? This is bullshit!
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Crazy Credits

If you stay half way through the end credits, there are some alternative scenes and outtakes to watch See more »

Connections

Spoofs Spider-Man 3 (2007) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Aaron Sandlofer and Paris Hampton
Performed by JMC
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Terrible in every way possible.
27 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

A dismal failure of a spoof with only the slightest bit of funny. This dreck breaks all the rules of good spoofing.

1. Be timely. A joke about Ellen in Mr Wrong? Really?

2. Be funny when offensive. Accident prone kid in Scary Movie 3, mildly funny. Assault on a kid by Spartian, not funny.

3. Be subtle sometimes. Not everything has to go to the extreme.

4. Be broad. Go everywhere for your spoofs, not just the same wells over and over.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY....

5. DON'T EXPLAIN EVERY RIFF AND SOURCE MATERIAL. If you have to tell your audience where it comes from, chances are it's not funny.

The fact that this film is only 60 odd minutes plus one of the longest credit sequences loaded with even more unfunny deleted scenes (seriously can't those wait for the DVD no one should buy either), that's just adding insult to injury.


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