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Meet the Spartans Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Maguire, Carmen Electra, Kevin Sorbo

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A parody of the film 300, among many other films and pop culture staples, Leonidas prepares his misfit troop of soldiers for battle against the powerful Xerxes. Leonidas was always destined to be special. We see him as a baby, sporting a six-pack, giant muscles, and a full beard--- he would always be the manliest man in all of Sparta. He is trained as a child to become the Spartan king and leader, enduring some incredibly brutal training, concluding with being forced to survive in the wilderness by himself, whereupon he must defeat a slang-talking giant penguin. Once he does so (returning with the skin of the penguin upon his head), he arrives back, marries Margo, the most sexy woman in all of Sparta, and is coronated as king. Years pass, and a Spartan senator named "Traitoro" (unsurprisingly, he plans on betraying Leonidas) brings him a messenger from King Xerxes, a conqueror with plans to take over Sparta and all of Greece for himself. After kicking the messenger into a giant pit of death (along with several pop culture icons, including Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, and others). Leonidas visits an oracle-- who looks exactly like the famous TV character Ugly Betty-- who tells him he will die if he fights Xerxes. However, he chooses to march to battle anyway. When he encounters Paris Hilton, the famous rich girl and reality star, on his path to Xerxes and rejects her advances, she betrays him and helps Xerxes find an advantageous point from which to attack Leonidas' men. Despite winning an early dance-off against their opponents, Leonidas seems hopelessly outnumbered and will need any help he can get to defeat Xerxes.
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Best part of story, including ending: This is a horrible parody, the overwhelming number of jokes bombing terribly, raking anything they can from pop culture and providing zero commentary.

Best scene in story: Carmen Electra is the most gifted comedic actress of the bunch, and her opening scene, meeting Leonidas, is the only one in which she can showcase her talent.

Opinion about the main character: The character isn't developed at all-- the writers are far too concerned to make a series of awful pop culture references to develop the leading actor a character to play.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   Greek Era Comedy or Parody about    -   fantasy/swords movies How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Greek

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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