Meet The Spartans - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings | TV Guide
Meet the Spartans is a American parody film directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron The blind Dilio eventually returns to Sparta to tell of Leonidas' final moments. the film a score of 10 as did Ireland's Day and Night while an Australian newspaper review described it as being "as funny as a burning orphanage". They create comedic movies that parody and reference pop culture in the Zucker, . web-based comedy, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the In Meet the Spartans, they parody the famous "This is Sparta" scene from Dumb, raunchy comedy is a tired spoof attempt. Read Common Sense Media's Meet the Spartans review, age rating, and parents guide.
The Oracle, Ugly Bettyreveals that Leonidas will die should he go to war. After reaching a decision while spending the night with his wife, Leonidas meets the soldiers assembled for his departure to Thermopylaeand finds that only thirteen were accepted in the army due to stringent requirements.
Among them are Captain, his son Sonio, and a slightly unfit Spartan named Dilio. Once at the Hot Gates, they encounter a deformed Paris Hilton also played by Parkerwho tells Leonidas and the Captain about a secret goat path above the Hot Gates that Xerxes could use to outflank the Spartans. When she asks to be made a Spartan soldier, Leonidas rejects her as unqualified due to her inability to use a spear correctly. Leonidas and his platoon soon face off with Xerxes' messenger and his Immortals, beating them in a dance contest before driving them off a cliff.
Xerxes Ken Davitianimpressed, personally approaches Leonidas and attempts to bribe him with a trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino. Leonidas declines, and the Spartans face the Persian army in a " Yo Momma " fight, which the Spartans win, but Dilio has his eyes scratched out and wanders away. Hilton decides to betray the Spartans and reveals the location of the goat path to Xerxes in return for various gifts and for having her deformed hump removed. Xerxes meets the twelve remaining Spartans and the war begins.
Meanwhile, back in Sparta, Queen Margo has several confrontations with Traitoro, as he is the vital vote in sending more troops to assist her husband. I thought that, given the PG rating the movie, it would be mild enough for this age and would not be completely inappropriate.
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We stayed approximately an hour into the movie, before I made the decision to walk out. During the first 10 minutes, there is a great deal of foul language. The first scene begins with a man throwing babies off a hilltop. This is to spoof the idea that the Spartans raised their children under the survival of the fittest mentality—one in which the strong babies will live, while the weak are seen as degraded and not worthy of survival. After the decision is made to throw the baby, it shows the baby landing on a heap of already dead babies.
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Sadly enough this is symbolic of a heated debate in our country, and one that is lived out everyday in clinics across America. Another major scene is the meeting between a representative of the invading army and King Leonidas.
The spokesman for the invading army is attempting to encourage the Spartans to surrender their city. This greeting is demonstrated many times throughout the movie. While this scene was in the original movie, this satire took it a step further to a full blown orgy. Throughout the movie, the Spartan men are represented as homosexuals. I cannot believe it actually took me an hour to make the decision to leave, but I finally came to my senses and walked out of the theatre. The duo finally attracted commercial success on their own with the film Date Movie.
While panned by critics, the film made back triple its meager budget and secured them a contract to do a couple more films.
They became known for turning out simple, cheap, and quickly produced parody films during the mid-late s, releasing Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie back to back over andthe latter two films coming out within mere months of each other.
Their movies were routinely Not Screened for Critics. The few critics that did see them had nothing but scorn for them. After Disaster Movie flopped even by their standards largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent yearsthey took a short break before jumping on board the Twilight train with Vampires Suck.
While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. While their output has slowed since their heyday, they've hardly stopped. Due to the nature of their films largely being simplistic parodies of whatever is popular at the time, a number of other parody films in the same style have been wrongly attributed to them.
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This duo tends to attract writing just as negative as their own, so the page is locked. Their work provides examples of: Some of the films have issues with the titles not really representing the content being parodied. As the making-of materials on Disaster Movie revealed, this is because the films change rather rapidly in production and the title is simply meant to cover what the filmmakers expect to be the most marketable element.
In Disaster Movie, Juney chugs vodka, breakdances on her belly, and she and her unborn child get ripped apart by rabid wildlife from the popular disaster film Alvin and the Chipmunks.
In Disaster Movie, there was a big bottle of Ambien and a wine glass, which could be a reference to Heath Ledger's death. Rumors also circulated that they wanted to be more direct based on casting the role of the Joker, but the deleted scene in question was actually just the character making out with some guy in a reference to Brokeback Mountain.
A recurring theme in Meet the Spartans is violence against children. Not over-the-top ridiculous violence or violence for the sake of social commentary People are expected to laugh at kids having chairs broken over their backs?
Carmen Electra appears in all of these movies and plays a major role in Meet The Spartans making her, for want of a better term, the series mascot. Most of the X Meets Y formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created.
As The Nostalgia Critic eloquently asked: Disaster Movie was their only movie to bomb both critically and financially, and since then, their output has been far more sporadic. Happens quite a bit in these movies, although the male characters absolutely Would Hit a Girl. The ending of Epic Movie. When it looks like Peter is going to lose, he just randomly finds the magic remote from Click in the grass, which, he of course helpfully tells the audienceis the remote from Click.