Regency Enterprises and Twentieth Century
Fox invite you to MEET THE SPARTANS, from the new masters of
the parody genre - writers-directors Jason Friedberg and
Aaron Seltzer. After successfully skewering Hollywood's
scariest movie (as two of the writers on "Scary Movie"),
romantic comedy franchises ("Date Movie"), and Hollywood
blockbusters ("Epic Movie"), they now set their sights on
"300," as well as on other movies that have become part of
our pop culture zeitgeist.
The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear
and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count 'em, 13! -
Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading
Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the
Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton...no one is
safe when the Spartans take on the biggest icons in pop
With MEET THE SPARTANS, Friedberg and Seltzer bring together
what they call "the highly stylized and oh-so-cool" world of
the Sparta depicted in "300," with a non-stop assault on our
media-blitzed pop culture. They set their parodic sights on
other blockbuster films, like "Transformers," "Shrek,"
"Casino Royale," "Spider-Man" and "Happy Feet"; TV reality
shows like "American Idol," "Dancing with the Stars,"
"America's Next Top Model" and "Deal or No Deal"; the video
game "Grand Theft Auto," and celebrities Paris Hilton,
Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Tom
Cruise, J-Lo, and "Brangelina."
In Friedberg and Seltzer's Sparta, men greet men with a kiss
and women with a special handshake. Marching off to war,
these heroic 13 warriors skip along, singing "I Will
Survive." Their Leonidas battles a "happy-footed" penguin;
the hunchback sandman who betrays the Spartans turns out to
be Paris Hilton; and the set of "Deal or No Deal" magically
appears, replete with the models and their suitcases.
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Meet The Spartans
Yeah, of course it's stupid. But it's
funny. I laughed. Note to parents: this
movie should be rated R. B word is the
most often used word, and the homophobic
content, while amusing, is not suitable
for younger viewers.
haha, call me a dork, but i love funny
movies, and this one exceeded all my
expectations. I went to see it with a
close friend, and we both loved it so
much! I think it is so hilarious, even
though there are some questionable
parts. I loved it, and I highly
recommend seeing it, as long as you
don't take any young children with you!
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