Monday, January 28, 2008
MEET THE SPARTANS
So, it was a lovely, freezing Sunday and Martha and I decided to go to the movies with the kids. Of course, the ladies wanted nothing to do with MEET THE SPARTANS,so they went to see NATIONAL TREASURE 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. Me and the three lads opted for the toliet humor instead.
Using the basic framework of 300, the people who make all those spoof movies have finally made another good one. They manage to keep their focus on the basic storyline but interjected a lot of other films in the process. Among them are SHREK 3, SPIDER MAN 3 (Hmmm, seeing a pattern)and TRANSFORMERS. They give us quite a lot of gay humor, basically the Spartan men are gay and this works pretty well throughout the flick because they don't quite beat it to death.
They take stabs at Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Starbucks, blue screen effects in movies. Really anything that tickles their fancy.
In the end it was funny and that is really all that matters with this kind of movie. Kevin Sorbo was hilarious especially when he threatens to go all Hercules on someones ass. I fell out of my chair on that one.
I look forward to the inevitable unrated edition that will hit the DVD shelves sometime next month.
Oh, and a special note for you parents out there, my seven year old thought it was hilarious everytime that Leonidas said SHIT. And he says it a lot. Ahhh, good old fashioned toilet humor is finally making a richly deserved comeback.
Finally, one last thing. Carmen Electra is freaking smoking in this flick! She wears as little as possible and looks fantastic! There's a scene where all she has on is a slice of pizza and two tomato slices (I'll let you geniuses figure out where they are strategically placed) and I actually said WOW! in the theater. Want to go to the theater and just have fun without engaging your brainpan? then MEET THE SPARTANS is your ticket to hilarity.