Written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
From the duo that brought you Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Vampires Suck comes The Starving Games.
Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic 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.
Why do I do this to myself?
The printed word cannot fully express my dismay at having experienced this latest alleged comedy so as soon as the movie ended, I spent 13 minutes recording my immediate thoughts about the previous 80 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. No script. No notes, no editing; just annoyance, sighs of despair, and wondering why I do this to myself.
Listen to The Starving Games audio review here!
1 1/2 out of 5