Meet the Spartans

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"The bigger the hit, the harder they fall."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 2.8  (110,419)
  • 9

Meet the Spartans is a spoof comedy movie from 2008 that parodies various epic movies, including 300, Gladiator, Transformers and American Idol. The film is directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and stars Sean Maguire as King Leonidas, Kevin Sorbo as Captain, and Carmen Electra as Queen Margo. The movie follows the story of King Leonidas, who leads a group of 13 Spartans to defend their country against the invading Persian army. To do this, he must overcome many obstacles, including corrupt politicians, treacherous allies, and ridiculous training methods. Along the way, he meets the love of his life, Queen Margo, and the two of them must navigate the complexities of royal life and love.

The film starts with a parody of the movie, 300, with a scene that shows King Leonidas and his men fighting over a spot in a parking lot while a messenger from the Persian army tries to deliver a message. The scene is filled with slapstick humor and over-the-top action scenes, setting the tone for the rest of the movie.

As the story progresses, viewers are treated to hilarious parodies of various other movies, including Transformers, Ghost Rider, Happy Feet, and Deal or No Deal. Each spoof is filled with hilarious jokes, references, and puns that keep the audience laughing throughout the movie.

One of the most memorable scenes is the American Idol parody, which sees the Spartans performing an audition in front of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. The scene is filled with hilarious musical numbers, cheesy jokes and over-the-top performances, providing a perfect parody of the popular TV show.

The film also includes several celebrity cameos, including Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Ugly Betty star Tony Plana. Each cameo adds to the comedic value of the movie and helps to create a fun and lighthearted atmosphere.

One of the strengths of Meet the Spartans is the chemistry between the main cast members. Sean Maguire delivers a solid performance as King Leonidas, portraying the character with both humor and heart. Kevin Sorbo is also excellent as Captain, delivering a performance that is both over-the-top and endearing. Carmen Electra is also impressive as Queen Margo, providing a strong and comedic performance that is both sexy and funny.

Overall, Meet the Spartans is a fun and enjoyable spoof movie that delivers plenty of laughs and entertainment. While it may not be for everyone, those who enjoy slapstick humor and parodies of epic movies will find plenty to love in this film. If you're in the mood for a good laugh and a lighthearted movie experience, Meet the Spartans is definitely worth checking out.

Meet the Spartans is a 2008 comedy. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.8 and a MetaScore of 9.

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