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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$38,233,676

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,646,831
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not screened for critics. See more »

Goofs

When Queen Margo turns over on the massage table, one would initially think they saw a nipple slip, when in reality what you see is a white pastie - probably not common garb even for a spoof of a movie set in this time period. See more »

Quotes

Captain: He has a good heart, Sir. And... nice man-boobs.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

An unrated version was released on DVD, which features additional scenes not suitable for a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

References Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bomb
Written by Ak'Sent (as Krystle Johnson), Verse Simmonds (as Maurice Simmonds) and Shama Joseph
Performed by Ak'Sent
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Like watching an extended episode of Mad TV...
10 February 2008 | by shafcrawler1990See all my reviews

That pretty much sums it up. This movie would be more appropriate as a special episode of a sketch show like Mad TV. Paying to watch this in the theaters is totally worthless. I will not rule out possibilities of getting it on DVD, though. It has some funny moments, but not all that funny. Some parts that were supposed to be funny never got a laugh out of anyone in the theater, while some made everyone giggle in the least.

As far as acting is concerned, It is unlikely that anyone would be expecting Oscar-winning acting off such a film. Suffice to say, when asked for, the actors deliver a fulfilling act. The problem is not with the actors. It is with the script. Every other scene, I would go "I could have made this soo much funnier". So yeah, there we have it. But overall, I would say I liked this better than Epic Movie and Date Movie. Nowhere near the scary movies though.

So, bottom line, do not waste your time and money watching this in the theaters. Wait for it on DVD or Star Movies. On a plus side, Mad TV fans (like me) will enjoy the antiques of Nicole Parker in the film.


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