Meet the Spartans

1 out of 5 stars
Meet the Spartans
Much was made of the gay subtext in last year’s 300. Honestly, though, what was the big deal? Actual Spartan warriors reportedly engaged in tons of sweaty man-love in between bouts of brutally killing stuff—it was the Spartan way. The gay jokes are as numerous as the sun-blotting Persian arrows in this harebrained spoof that features dance-offs, hot-in-the-’90s Carmen Electra, lots of bad topical jokes and an awesome former C-list television star: Kevin Sorbo. The film’s finest moment occurs when Captain (Sorbo) exclaims, “I’m gonna go Hercules on his ass.” Ugh.

By: Drew Toal


Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday January 25 2008
Duration: 84 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