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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Prepare to die...laughing. (DVD) See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$18,505,530 (USA) (25 January 2008)

Gross:

$38,232,624 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Persian warrior falling off a cliff. See more »

Goofs

When Leonidas asks Queen Margo to marry him by writing "Marry Me" on her chest with a sharpie pen, the camera changes positions a couple times during the scene. The words disappear each time the camera switches to the wider shot. See more »

Quotes

Leonidas: As long as Xerxes doesn't find the secret path to the Hot Gates... their vast numbers won't count for shit!
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References Galaxy Quest (1999) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren)
Produced by Ali Dee
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Terrible in every way possible.
27 January 2008 | by (Atlanta, GA) – 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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