Meet the Spartans This spoof of 300 takes aim at the homoerotic vibe exuded by the ancient-Greece epic while anachronistically lampooning Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and a raft… 2008-01-25 PG-13 PT83M Comedy Carmen Electra Sean Maguire Kevin Sorbo 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Meet the Spartans (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
MEET THE SPARTANS Mock Leonidas (Sean Maguire) and Xerxes (Ken Davitian)
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MEET THE SPARTANS Mock Leonidas (Sean Maguire) and Xerxes (Ken Davitian)

Details Release Date: Jan 25, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Carmen Electra, Sean Maguire and Kevin Sorbo; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

This spoof of 300 takes aim at the homoerotic vibe exuded by the ancient-Greece epic while anachronistically lampooning Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and a raft of other pop culture notables. Sean Maguire and Carmen Electra hand in game performances, but script-wise, the result in Meet the Spartans is less classic Mel Brooks than middling Best Week Ever. And despite the film's swift production, some of the jokes seem dated. In particular, younger cinemagoers may need to have explained to them who this ''Sanjaya'' character was. C+

Originally posted Jan 30, 2008 Published in issue #977 Feb 08, 2008 Order article reprints
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