Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Let’s face it. National Lampoon hasn’t produced anything good since may-be Christmas Vacation (and that’s debatable in most people’s minds). Well now the crew that made Animal House, and a bunch of recent bombs you wouldn’t reccognize have decided to spoof the sword-andsandal films with National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas. According to Variety, “Protag is Awesomest, an out-of-shape Spartan general who fails forward on a path to greatness.” Sounds like a disaster in the making. I have an idea, why not have National Lampoon attempt something more original?
Last month we reported that Robert Moniot, the guy behind the popular internet short Pearl Harbor 2: Pearlmageddon, had gotten the greenlight from Sony to make Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow, a movie that would spoof all those epic over-the-top Michael Bay-type action movies. That film sounds like it has much more potential.