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Jan 27, 08 admin   News Comments Off on January 27th, 2008: You don’t want to ‘Meet the Spartans’

Yes, crotch-flashing celebutantes and macho gladiator epics are rife for spoofing. It’s just too bad the job has been entrusted to Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the witless, Dumpster-diving duo who wouldn’t know satire if it puked on their faces. Like their previous efforts, “Date Movie” and “Epic Movie,” Friedberg and Seltzer’s bottom-feeding “Meet the Spartans” — ostensibly a takeoff on the swords-and-sandals smash “300” — doesn’t so much send up pop-culture moments of the last year as simply present them, one by one, so audiences can register a faint, “Hey, I remember that,” and move on. It’s the cinematic equivalent of remembering an episode of “Best Week Ever,” but with more gazing shots of Carmen Electra’s ample curves. On Friedberg and Seltzer’s checklists this time around (in simple list form, since that’s about as much effort as they could muster in mocking their subjects): “300,” “Shrek,” Brangelina, “Casino Royale,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Happy Feet,” Subway sandwiches, Britney Spears, Sanjaya Malakar, “American Idol,” “Ugly Betty,” “Heroes,” “Borat,” “America’s Next Top Model,” Paris Hilton, “Stomp the Yard,” “Dancing With the Stars,” Budweiser’s “Real Men of Genius” commercials, “Deal or No Deal,” “Yo Momma,” “Spider-Man 3,” “Ghost Rider,” “Rocky Balboa,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Transformers,” Chris “Leave Britney Alone!” Crocker and Lindsay Lohan. Take any of the aforementioned movies, TV shows, events or people, add in some bodily fluids and a few gay jokes, and you’ve got “Meet the Spartans.” It’s so bad even Carmen Electra should be embarrassed. [Source]