Monday, March 6, 2017

Meet the Spartans (2008)

This is what you expect it to be. Really bad movie telling the story of original movie with adding stupid jokes to every scene. What happened to parody movies? There was a time when parody movies were more than just remakes of original movies with lazy jokes.

300 was over the top and was not meant to take seriously. All the one liners were on steroids. I never got the homosexual undertones. Maybe someone sees them when there are muscular men with little clothes. To me it was always this warrior thing. In real life men would have more armor but 300 wasn't meant to be taken seriously. There is a movie called The 300 Spartans if you want serious movie of the story.

Meet the Spartans is full of gay jokes. Yes we get it. They are muscular men who don't wear too much clothing. Another joke was having fat guy in group. Fighting is replaced by dance battles because that is so original. You see guys using modern technology. Fight with wolf replaced by fight with penguin. Beautiful girl was actually ugly. And so on and so one. It is always the laziest joke unless it is totally obscure reference which makes no sense.

300 is close to a perfect movie. Everything works. It is full of spartan alpha male BS and it looks amazing. It is so over the top it is almost a comedy. To be honest I don't know how you could make parody of it. Some movies just shouldn't be parodied. Meet the Spartans doesn't even try. It has the look which makes most of the jokes feel out of the place. You get more comedy and humor from 300.

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