Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2011)

aka National Lampoon's The Legend of  Awesomest Maximus

How bad is it? It's not the worst film in the National Lampoon catalog, but it's not great.
Should you see it? If you love spoofs or gladiator films, maybe.

This is a spoof of "Gladiator," "300," "Troy" and, less consistently, "Braveheart" and is at least a decade late to the party, as there was already "Meet the Spartans" and "305" covering that territory. The star is Will Sasso [full disclosure: I used to know him a little] who plays a general who got the job because he married into the job. The characters have names like: Hottessa, King Erotic, Testiclees, King Looney, Minoritees, Milfia and Ginormous. Add a ton of dick jokes, some egregious gay bashing, a lot of breasts, a Trojan penis instead of a Trojan horse and torture by being sat on by fat women. The cast has some decent names: Rip Torn, Ian Ziering, Sophie Monk and Tony Cox. It's shot well, the jokes are lame at best and the plot not worth mentioning.

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