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In Disaster Movie, Juney chugs vodka, breakdances on her belly, and she and her unborn A recurring theme in Meet the Spartans is violence against children . Sep 28, Their previous film, released earlier in , was Meet the Spartans, . the Spartans to a breakdance competition and a "Yo Mamma" battle. tambourine by Eve.
A man then proceeds to whip something heavy around so that it hits Leonidas' unseen scrotum several times from below we do see it hanging in those shorts below the chair. When that doesn't work, that man spreads dog food on the same area, and it's implied that a dog bites there, but we don't see the impact.
Throughout the film, we see Leonidas and other mostly buff and seemingly oiled up men in just very small and tight shorts.
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We see young Leonidas in what looks like a large diaper. Various songs have sexually related lyrics see that category for more details.
We see Queen Margo, dressed like a seductive schoolgirl revealing clothes, including showing cleavage, ponytail, and suggestively sucking on a lollipop. She does some sexy dancing for Leonidas this is when they first meetincluding suggestively bending over.
She then tells him to sign her "rack" chest, and he does, with her saying they're real. She then writes some numbers on his bare chest, adding that they're the combination for her chastity belt that she then reveals, in close-up, on top of her panty-style bottom.
Leonidas French kisses a male messenger, stating that's how they greet men in Sparta while just "high-fiving" women. As Leonidas describes this, we see two stereotypically gay-looking young men standing together.
Queen Margo then says that she digs "big black dudes" the messenger is blackand the messenger delivers Xerxes' message that the Spartan women will become Xerxes' sex slaves.
Leonidas later catches the messenger and Queen Margo making out, clothed and standing, with the messenger telling Leonidas, "Your wife's a ho. As Leonidas describes his military plan regarding the Persians to some old prophets, they laugh when he says he's going to "take them in the rear" and then "reach around and take them from the front" prompting one prophet to state that it sounds like back-stage at an Elton John concert.
We see a full nude rear view of Leonidas standing in a doorway, with several women laughing at him.
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One states that he looks like a Ken doll, and he says it's cold as we see a close-up view of his genital-free crotch made to look like that on such a doll. Leonidas looks at writing on Queen Margo's skin that says "Leonidas was here.
Leonidas asks Queen Margo if she wants to "do it," she says like they've never "done it" before, and we then see close-up views of what initially appears to be an intimate and sensual sexual encounter heavy breathing, bare skin, some movement, etc.
But we then see that it's really just Leonidas bench-pressing Queen Margo who's wearing the equivalent of a tube top and a sarongand he tosses her aside when he's done. Leonidas then goes over to the somewhat overweight Dilio, comments on his nice "man boobs" and then proceeds to grope them. Leonidas passionately kisses Captain as a greeting, has his hand on his shoulder, looks at his crotch, and plays with his hair, all of which makes Captain uncomfortable.
Spotting Sonio approaching, Leonidas says, "He's got a huge package," but we then see that the young man is carrying a large box in front of him. A woman turns around, lifts her bottom and states, "You can kiss my fat ass. We see a poster of Sonio, slightly reclined back and holding his sword, with the pose making that appear phallic. While panned by critics, the film made back triple its meager budget and secured them a contract to do a couple more films. They became known for turning out simple, cheap, and quickly produced parody films during the mid-late s, releasing Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie back to back over andthe latter two films coming out within mere months of each other.
Their movies were routinely Not Screened for Critics. The few critics that did see them had nothing but scorn for them. After Disaster Movie flopped even by their standards largely due to popping up in August, which has become a much more crowded Dump Month in recent yearsthey took a short break before jumping on board the Twilight train with Vampires Suck.
While the latter was still not well received, it did slightly better critically than their previous couple of films and returned them to box office glory. While their output has slowed since their heyday, they've hardly stopped.
Due to the nature of their films largely being simplistic parodies of whatever is popular at the time, a number of other parody films in the same style have been wrongly attributed to them.Meet the Spartans: Stomp The Yard
This duo tends to attract writing just as negative as their own, so the page is locked. Their work provides examples of: Some of the films have issues with the titles not really representing the content being parodied.
As the making-of materials on Disaster Movie revealed, this is because the films change rather rapidly in production and the title is simply meant to cover what the filmmakers expect to be the most marketable element. In Disaster Movie, Juney chugs vodka, breakdances on her belly, and she and her unborn child get ripped apart by rabid wildlife from the popular disaster film Alvin and the Chipmunks.
In Disaster Movie, there was a big bottle of Ambien and a wine glass, which could be a reference to Heath Ledger's death. Rumors also circulated that they wanted to be more direct based on casting the role of the Joker, but the deleted scene in question was actually just the character making out with some guy in a reference to Brokeback Mountain. A recurring theme in Meet the Spartans is violence against children.
Not over-the-top ridiculous violence or violence for the sake of social commentary People are expected to laugh at kids having chairs broken over their backs?
Carmen Electra appears in all of these movies and plays a major role in Meet The Spartans making her, for want of a better term, the series mascot. Most of the X Meets Y formulas for the Seltzer and Friedberg are bizarre beyond belief, with the very few threads connecting them being that they were in the public's zeitgeist by the time the film was created.
As The Nostalgia Critic eloquently asked: Disaster Movie was their only movie to bomb both critically and financially, and since then, their output has been far more sporadic. Happens quite a bit in these movies, although the male characters absolutely Would Hit a Girl. The ending of Epic Movie.
When it looks like Peter is going to lose, he just randomly finds the magic remote from Click in the grass, which, he of course helpfully tells the audienceis the remote from Click.
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Lisa in Disaster Movie, though the characters' grief doesn't last for very long. Don't Explain the Joke: Every single reference will be explained flatly to the audience. The Soup made fun of this with a parody of the movies entitled "Reference Movie" in which every character parody explained who they were and said "Get it?
Literally in Disaster Movie — three cows fall on different superheroes during the tornado scene, and another falling cow caps off the Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number.
Two film critics who did not like the movie were hired to commentary Date Movie. Highlights include pin-pointing exactly where movies like Airplane! The directors themselves did a commentary for one of their films that started out informative, but quickly turned into a tongue-in-cheek bullshitting contest. Exactly What It Says on the Tin: All of their films are fairly straight-forward in the title, even excusing for the tenuous connections the films themselves have to their titles.
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The amount of times they show a woman with extreme cellulite is just downright disturbing. The naked "Flavor Flav" is not something anyone wants to see. Sometimes, these guys are mistakenly credited for the latter two. You could argue that the spoof genre would have died out in the late s regardless, as audience tastes moved to "bromance" films, ensemble pieces and more intellectual comedies, not to mention the rise in popularity of quickly-produced and, therefore, more topical web-based comedy, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the genre into the ground, with Disaster Movie being seen as the one that officially signified its death.