Meet the Spartans

January 25th, 2008


Meet the Spartans

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Still of Ken Davitian and Sean Maguire in Meet the SpartansStill of Kevin Sorbo, Sean Maguire and Travis Van Winkle in Meet the SpartansMeet the SpartansStill of Kevin Sorbo in Meet the SpartansStill of Carmen Electra, Kevin Sorbo and Sean Maguire in Meet the SpartansJason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer in Meet the Spartans

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag...

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 2.5/10 (62,171 voted)

Critic's Score: 9/100

Director: Jason Friedberg

Stars: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, and an ugly hunchbacked Paris Hilton and a shaved-head Brittany Spears.

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

Sean Maguire - Leonidas
Carmen Electra - Queen Margo
Ken Davitian - Xerxes
Kevin Sorbo - Captain
Diedrich Bader - Traitoro
Method Man - Persian Emissary
Jareb Dauplaise - Dilio
Travis Van Winkle - Sonio
Phil Morris - Messenger
Jim Piddock - Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
Nicole Parker - Paula Abdul Look-a-Like / Britney Spears Look-a-Like / Ellen DeGeneres Look-a-Like / Hunchback Paris
Ike Barinholtz - Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
Crista Flanagan - Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
Hunter Clary - Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson - Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like

Taglines: Prepare to die...laughing. (DVD)


Official Website: Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 25 January 2008

Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $18,505,530 (USA) (27 January 2008) (2605 Screens)

Gross: $84,646,831 (Worldwide) (15 March 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Argentina:  | UK:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

To date (2011), one of two movies written and directed by both Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, not to have the word "movie" in the title. The other is Vampires Suck.

Continuity: When Xerxes threatens to write Sparta out of the the history books, Leonidas replies: "Well that's fine by me, Xerxes, because I can't read." Previously, he had read the name tattoos on Queen Margo's back, some of them out loud.

Leonidas: Adjust your sword boy, it's digging into my back.
Sonio: But I'm not wearing my sword.
Leonidas: [pause] Carry on then.

User Review

Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are hacks

Rating: 1/10

Anyone who would remotely consider themselves to be a fan of the spoof genre would reject this trash. I'll be the first one to admit that taste is subjective, but the guys that made this movie lack any sort of talent for this type of movie

I implore anyone to check out the following spoof movies:

Airplane! Top Secret The Naked Gun The Naked Gun 2 1/2 Hot Shots Hot Shots: Part Deux Kentucky Fried Movie (yes, its "old" but a classic none the less) Mafia! BASEketball Scary Movie 3 Sacry Movie 4

Not all of these are great. Many are a product of their era. Some are downright "average" spoof movies, at best. But compared to "Meet the Spartans" (or Epic Movie or Date Movie) they are a BILLION times better. And they have one thing in common... Zucker / Abrahams / Zucker (also must give props to writer Pat Proft). These guys INVENTED this genre. Watch these films and you will realize Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are talentless hacks who think just making a reference to pop culture is funny.

If Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are reading this, I suggest you might want to watch these movies as well. You might learn a thing or two.


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