Meet the Spartans

Theatrical Release: January 25, 2008
Meet the Spartans


After successfully skewering Hollywood’s scariest movie (as two of the writers on “Scary Movie”), romantic comedy franchises (“Date Movie”), and Hollywood blockbusters ( “Epic Movie”), writers/directors/producers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now set their sights on “300.” The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 – count ’em, 13! — Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton).

Dove Review

Parody movies are supposed to be funny because they exaggerate the outrageous things that society finds interesting, topical or just repulsive – I get that. Unfortunately, “Meet the Spartans” chooses to just make fun of the events and situations that the common person found sleazy in 2007.

I was surprised when I entered the theater to a full crowd of mostly High School girls. With all of the sexual innuendo and overtly sexual themes of the film, even they seemed to be turned off in short order. As a reviewer, I’m forced to stay and watch the entire film in order to convey its content to families. Such was not the case with the rest of the audience. In and out, up and down they went for almost an hour and a half. My advice is to learn from their example and stay as far away from this foolish film as you can.

Content Description

Sex: Homo-erotic sexual references throughout; sensuality flaunted throughout.
Language: A-12; S-11; B-7; H-5;D-3; OG-1; Slang for men's and women's privates; F (Bleeped)-1
Violence: Over-the-top and exaggerated slapstick violence. Blood used for laughs.
Drugs: Beer drank by many in one parody scene of a beer commercial.
Nudity: Rear male and female nudity played for laughs; excessive cleavage and upper male nudity throughout; side view of a woman's breast.
Other: Excessive parodies of some of today's most tragic celebrity lives.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Director: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Producer: Peter Safran
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 84 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe