In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
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Set in the most depressing corner of a postapocalyptic future, our heroine Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister's place in the seventy-fifth annual "Starving Games." In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker's son Peter Malarkey (Cody Allen Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there's more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub at a six-inch price, and a partially eaten pickle! In The Starving Games, Friedberg and Seltzer's sixth cinematic spoof of box-office hits, the prolific parody duo has its sights trained on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! It's all the laughs and half the calories as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and Oz the Great and Powerful to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift. Written by
The good spoofs are rare and far between, sadly "The Starving Games" is not amongst the good spoofs, not even by a long shot.
Granted, I have not, nor will I, watch "The Hunger Games", so I am not sure of how much in "The Starving Games" was actually a direct spoof on the events in "The Hunger Games". But it hardly matters, because this movie failed on the most important aspect - raising a laugh.
I didn't laugh once throughout the entire movie. It was only when the bloopers were running that I was laughing. And as such, then "The Starving Games" was a failure and as far from entertaining as a movie almost could be.
The acting itself was good enough, but people had very little to work with. And there were some great enough talents to the cast list, but ultimately no one really shined on the screen.
It is as if the makers of these spoofs are way off chart, because spoofs are not what they used to be back in the days when "Hot Shots", "Airplane!" and the likes of those were out.
"The Starving Games" gets a mere 3 out of 10 stars from me, given some of the talents in the movie, and the fact that there was actually some effort put into the production. But entertainment-wise and laughter-wise, then "The Starving Games" failed miserably.
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