Meet the Spartans

Film
Meet the Spartans
After the deeply disposable genre send-ups ‘Date Movie’ and ‘Epic Movie’, double-threat comedy duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer turn their attention to a single movie, the digitally buffed-up historical slugfest ‘300’, for this virtually unendurable feature-length skit. One might have thought the original’s absurd chest-rippling machismo and cartoonish villainy funny enough in itself, an assessment this pitifully laughter-free farrago does little to alter. The Thermopylae-inspired plot remains the same in outline but the would-be humorous embellishment has little to offer beyond infantile obviousness.

So, the Spartans in their leather briefs look a bit gay? Let’s have them prancing around to ‘I Will Survive’! Reckon the Spartan educational regime looks a bit tough? Let’s have some poor child beaten to a pulp for fun! And since the ‘300’-themed gags run dry pretty quickly, let’s fill the rest out with projectile vomiting, defecating giant penguins and lookalike japes involving Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and ‘American Idol’. Its relative brevity is a humanitarian gesture.

By: Trevor Johnston

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Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday March 21 2008
Duration: 83 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Screenwriter: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Cast: Sean Maguire
Carmen Electra
Ken Davitian
Kevin Sorbo
Diedrich Bader
Method Man
Jim Piddock
Nicole Parker
Ike Barinholtz
Crista Flanagan
Jareb Dauplaise
Travis Van Winkle

Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:19
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:4
  • 1 star:0
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I thought it was funny first then i bought it on dvd and then i got bored of it then i got annoyed cuz i thought it was RUBBISH


This film is the worst parody I have ever seen. I actually fell asleep in the cinema whilst watching them milk every joke until it was bone dry - an absolute abomination made simply for monetary purposes. I really wonder how people could bring themselves to give it 6 stars, the only reason I can think of is that they watched something else.


this film was funny because it was so bad could of been done a bit better thou


I cannot beleive people liked this movie.... And someone said it was the best " comedy" they have even seen. No no no I knew it would b crap but I watched it because I have a membership to cineworld.... My advice watch anything els or watch the best bits on you tube it will only take ten mins


This film is absolutly rubbish!!!! Its mostly porn and is seriously crap!! Defiantly a film to avoid!!!


I think that this film was okay, but I can understand why some people thought it was rubbish. If you liked epic movie then you will probably like this. I thought it was funny, but the comedy bits were too far apart. Liked the spartans skipping along singing I WiII Survive.


I think that this film was okay, but I can understand why some people thought it was rubbish. If you liked epic movie then you will probably like this. I thought it was funny, but the comedy bits were too far apart. Liked the spartans skipping along singing I WiII Survive.


This film had the odd laughnow and again but apart from thatit was trash. Th language was frequent and strong and there were strong sexual references and inuendos that i totally wasnt expecting from a 12A this hould have bin a 15. i took my 11 yearold sister and withinthe first 10 mins i considered taking her out. The film was highly inappropriate and really was just utter tribe.


SHOCKING! If there was an Oscar for worst film ever made, this would win it hands down. CRAP, CRAP, CRAP


oh my god, why do these directors keep making these disastrous movies??? they are terrible and rushed, it took them 3 months to make this film! PURE CACK!


Personally this film was utter rubbish. I found it ever so grotesque. This film should be rated as a 15 AND NOT A 12A!!!!!! Person of 12 years old and under should not be seeing this poop.


this is the worst film I have seen in a long time, even my 13 year son who laughs at most things thought it was total and utter rubbish


this film was so bad!! Biggest smile on my face whilst sat watching was when it ended. Completely anal.


Anyone who gives this film more than 1 star (without a massive tongue in his or her cheek) must be clinically insane. It's a shame we can't give a negative rating.


I thought the film was great i was laughing all way through. made Epic Movie look Crap


I thought the film was great i was laughing all way through. made Epic Movie look Crap


There is a slide on the advert for this film that shows spiderman uspide down and someone cuts him down with a big pair of scissors, this looked to be one of the funniest parts of the film, until you watch it, its not even in the film! I have seen better comiedies put it that way...


This film is one of the worst comedies I have ever seen! It tries way too hard with pathetic childish jokes that really aren't funny and sometimes painfully embarrasing. If you want to waste your time and money and have the sense of humour of a 5 year old then I recommend it, otherwise you should just rent a funny commedy like 'I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry'.


this film was jokes! those people saying how awful it was shouldnt have gone to see it coz everyone knew what it was gonna be like, and everyone knows what kind of film they've gone to watch and know what its about if you didn't - did you check reviews before you went? well if you didn't bother more fool you. in my opinion a great film. well worth it. i left the cinema with a smile on my face and there was a couple of bits i woke up laughing about that night!


this film was jokes! those people saying how awful it was shouldnt have gone to see it coz everyone knew what it was gonna be like, and everyone knows what kind of film they've gone to watch and know what its about if you didn't - did you check reviews before you went? well if you didn't bother more fool you. in my opinion a great film. well worth it. i left the cinema with a smile on my face and there was a couple of bits i woke up laughing about that night!


THE WORST FILM I HAVE SEEN FOR 3 YEARS ALMOST FELL TO SLEEP. IF I COULD RATE 0 I WOULD.


Disappointing to say the least. I was really looking forward to it from what i'd seen in the advert. I'm 15 and i found it simply too immature, don't get me wrong, i love the odd childish joke, but the ones in this film aren't even funny. In fairness there was the odd scene which made me giggle, but that's it. I don't think i heard a single full on laugh from anyone in the cinema. The funniest scenes are in the advert, so if you're contemplating seeing it, just watch that a few times.


Me n da girls went 2 see dis film and luved it its funny although predicable at times some tounge-in-cheek moments make u cringe and laugh at the same time


Ok, it doesn't seem to appeal to adults that much, but when my friends and I saw it today, I was nearly sick by laughing so much, seriously, check this out it was so funny I can't describe it, only if you like Slap Stick that is.


Ok, it doesn't seem to appeal to adults that much, but when my friends and I saw it today, I was nearly sick by laughing so much, seriously, check this out it was so funny I can't describe it, only if you like Slap Stick that is.


An amazin movie!! ooooo sum of the men r sooo fit!! mmm brill really funny!! ppl hu say it is rubbish... THEN GET A LIFE SADDOS!!!!!! get a sense of humour!!!


An amazin movie!! ooooo sum of the men r sooo fit!! mmm brill really funny!! ppl hu say it is rubbish... THEN GET A LIFE SADDOS!!!!!! get a sense of humour!!!


Well what would one expect watching this film? Of course it was was stupid! Was it hilarious? Some parts were, some were too long like the breakdancing part which was funny at first but started to get tiring after a while...some scenes were downright hilarious and the gay jibes were also funny...it entertains, which is why it's worth some stars...


I loved this film so much ! It was hillarious ! The folk who say its aload of bull shit need to get a sense of humour ! Even though it was short it was still amazingly funny ! I will defenently recommend this to all my friends ! bye xxxx


I loved this film so much ! It was hillarious ! The folk who say its aload of bull shit need to get a sense of humour ! Even though it was short it was still amazingly funny ! I will defenently recommend this to all my friends ! bye xxxx

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