Meet the Spartans

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: -1/2

Content: -4

Kevin Sorbo, Diedrich Bader, Greg Ellis. Comedy spoof. Written & directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Rough, ruckus, raunchy spoof of the film 300, with other films and pop icons satirized.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Like Pavlovs dogs Americans have been conditioned to see a movie the day of its release. And studios wisely refrain from inviting press to prior screenings of films they know will meet with little but negative comment. There are folks who will pass on such films once they have read critical reactions and the reason for the rating. These folks are not the studios target audience. They cater to those who attend movies based on a poster outside the theater featuring a women in brief attire and men with goofy expressions.

I predict that this ignoring of critical input by studios will happen more and more. The question is, will audiences continue to go to films that were held from reviewers? I suppose so. Im thinking, however, even if people dont read reviews, they should be leery of a film the studio made sure reviewers couldnt see. Beware, theres a reason.

DVD Alternative: The Party. Peter Sellers stars as a good-hearted bumbler who accidentally destroys a movie set, and then manages to do the same to a fancy party given by the films producer. There are a few risqu moments, but it is pretty tame by todays standards. And extremely funny and good-natured. Sellers is terrific.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
20th Century Fox

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Crude situations and coarse sexual remarks throughout.

Obscene Language: Around twenty obscenities and countless slang remarks concerning male and female body parts.

Profanity: Variations of the phrase oh my God are heard a few times.

Violence: Slapstick violence throughout

Sex: A great deal of sexuality.

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Much.

Drugs: None

Other: One of the people lampooned is Britney Spears, showing a look-alike shaving her head and behaving like a ditz. Trouble with this jab, we are seeing some very disturbing behavior from Ms. Spears in real life. Its not funny making fun of someone who truly displays mental problems. Its tasteless and unfeeling like everything else about this sick excuse for entertainment.

Running Time: 84 minutes
Intended Audience: Zombies - perverse zombies

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