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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Maguire ... Leonidas
Carmen Electra ... Queen Margo
Ken Davitian ... Xerxes
Kevin Sorbo ... Captain
Diedrich Bader ... Traitoro
Method Man ... Persian Emissary
Jareb Dauplaise ... Dilio
Travis Van Winkle ... Sonio
Phil Morris ... Messenger
Jim Piddock ... Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
Nicole Parker ... Paula Abdul Look-a-Like / Britney Spears Look-a-Like / Ellen DeGeneres Look-a-Like / Hunchback Paris
Ike Barinholtz ... Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
Crista Flanagan ... Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
Hunter Clary ... Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson ... Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like
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Storyline

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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The Bigger the Hit, The Harder They Fall 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunting and Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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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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(unrated)

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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: Persian warrior falling off a cliff. See more »

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When Queen Margo flips over for her massage, white tape is visible on her breasts. See more »

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Rambo: When you're pushed, killing's as easy as... dancing.
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Old Man Watching
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Terrible in every way possible.
27 January 2008 | by Queer-qatfmSee 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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