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Mar 24, 08 admin   News Comments Off on March 24th, 2008: Meet The Spartans

If spoof-movies are your thing, then lower the bar a bit before you stroll in to see this one. On paper ‘Meet the Spartans’ seems to tick all the right boxes but for all its talk it doesn’t say very much. From the guys who brought us ‘Epic Movie’, ‘Spy Hard’, ‘Date Movie’, ‘Scary Movie’ and its sequels comes a movie which sets out to make a mockery of ‘300’ and ends up spoofing everything from ‘American Idol’ to ‘Deal or No Deal’ along the way. From Britney’s woes to Angelina’s adoptions, Ugly Betty’s goofiness to Paula Abdul’s rants, Tyra Banks’ catchphrases to Sanjaya Malaker’s hair, anyone who is anyone gets a mention here (although most would probably prefer to slip through the cracks). Leonidas (Maguire) is happily married to Queen Margo (Electra) – suppressing, quite unsuccessfully, his attraction to his captain (Sorbo). After a messenger brings news of an advancing Persian army, Leonidas assembles his Spartan troops and sets out to defend his people, or something along those lines (he’s not quite sure himself). Along the way he encounters Paris Hilton, Xerxes – aka the bloke out of ‘Borat’ – and a host of other famous faces. He and his men are forced to compete in dance-offs, comedy comeback competitions and, as a final resort, battle.