Meet the Spartans Review - IGN
There are a couple of chuckle-inducing moments, but for the most part Meet the Spartans is painfully boring. Oddly enough, Meet the Spartans. Read Common Sense Media's Meet the Spartans review, age rating, and What part of the humor works (or doesn't)? Do you think anyone will find any of it. Meet the Spartans () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. Top Secret The Naked Gun The Naked Gun 2 1/2 Hot Shots Hot Shots: Part Deux Kentucky.
The Dewey Cox Story. Now, less than a month intowe have Meet the Spartans -- a spoof of a movie,that only opened last March. One wonders if studios aren't already developing spoofs of their forthcoming summer movies for release the following winter. Meet the Spartans tells the same story asso much so that it dances perilously close to crossing the fine line between parody and plagiarism.
True, recounts a historical event, but as uniquely envisioned by Frank Miller in comic book form and then Zack Snyder on film. As much as Walk Hard owed a lot to Walk the Line, it never lifted scenes and shots directly the way that Spartans does to LikeMeet the Spartans chronicles the youth and training of Spartan king Leonidas Sean Maguirehis defense of his nation against the invading Persian army of Xerxes Borat's Ken Davitianthe efforts by Leonidas' wife called Queen Margo here, and played by Carmen Electra to help rally political will for her husband's cause, and the Spartans' bold last stand.
For starters, this Leonidas only has 13 warriors rather than Reality shows and game shows are also parodied. Seeing as how Spartans is their seventh produced spoof, one wonders what stone is left to be turned by Friedberg and Seltzer. The joke is done 10 times over. The two extremely untalented writers of this mess want to include every movie possible, and mention every celebrity they can, and include any show they can cram in.
There are 3 instances of celebrity panels judging the Spartans in this, and it's not like it was a running joke either. It was just lack of ideas.
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Much of the celebrity humor was just the celebrities pointing out their character traits. Paris Hilton, who is in a few scenes, but ultimately disappears with no point, talks about her jail time. Brittany Spears acts crazy. Lindsey Lohan gets out of rehab. Tyra Banks shows her cellulite.
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And every other celebrity that is made fun of, has the exact same role. Also, there is a joke in poor taste. When Leonidas is going to be killed by a talking penguin, it says, "Say hi to Anna Nicole Smith for me.
References to TV were thrown around, usually making no sense and totally pointless.
Ugly Betty is the oracle. The movies were also thrown about all over so people in the audience could say, "Duh, I know what they're referencing. It made no sense why it was thrown in here.
That's how I felt about pretty much every part of this movie though. Now, back to myself. When the movie ended after just over an hour, I had a headache, and wondered how dumb some people truly are, because nobody of any intelligence could've thought this was hilarious. But of course this is my opinion, and warning, don't see this movie! It will cause depression.