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"No one could anticipate Oprah would eat all the other contestants."
The speech given at the end by the Samuel L. Jackson character actor had me in tears. Maiara Walsh who played the star Kantmiss Evershot reminded me of Zooey Deschanel more than Jennifer Lawrence. The actual film is short as it has a sad 10 minute blooper reel at the end.
I enjoyed the film, it reminded me of "Your Highness" minus some of the crudeness. Other films spoofed include, Oz, Potter, LOTR, Avatar, Avengers, Expendables, plus more.
Parental Guide: No F-bombs, but does have a lot of adult language. Censored sex scene. Male streaker with rear nudity.
From the very beginning, when "Kantmiss" volunteers to take her sister's place in the games, to her arrival in the Capital, her way of hiding from or dispatching her opponents, her budding romance with Peter Marlarkey (how appropriate the name alteration) played by the adorable Cody Christian of Pretty Little Liars fame, the laughs and action proceed at a rapid pace. When the two take refuge in a cave, fall asleep side by side, only to wake up surrounded by a sexually letching Hobbit and his leader, is truly an hysterical moment.Read more ›
There are appearances by the Harry Potter kids, Avatar characters, and The Expendables in this movie all while poking fun at the Hunger Games. The humor in this movie is definitely geared towards people who are fans of sports because we have the Capital's version of ESPN reporting on the games constantly. The ending was awesome and I wish that Katniss did to Peta what Kantmiss did to Peter in this movie! Plus, having a half-time in the Hunger Games? Genius!
The CGI is a little goofy, but the story is so funny and the acting is great that you will absolutely love this movie!
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I suppose I should preface this review by stating this: if you don’t like stupid humor, then don’t watch this film. You will hate it. But if you like oddball comedy, like Monty Python or Benny Hill, then you should definitely give this one a look.
THE STARVING GAMES is not really low-budget (IMDB estimates the budget at $4.5 million), but it won’t win any awards for elaborate special effects or set designs. That is part of the film’s allure, though. Many of the gags and jokes would simply fall flat if more realism had been put into the film.
But although I found this film entertaining, it does have a few flaws. For example, some of the attempts at humor are simply not funny. Toilet humor is way overdone in this day and age, and it surprises me that directors still resort to it. It fails here.
Still, THE STARVING GAMES does not pretend to be anything other than a zany, homage-bending ode to many recent staples in cinematic pop culture. Many movies are spoofed here, not just THE HUNGER GAMES. I particularly enjoyed seeing THE EXPENDABLES show up, and the actor that did the Sylvester Stallone impersonation is amazing.
This film will not be for everyone, but if you enjoy the SCARY MOVIE franchise, then put this one on your list. The film is available now in a variety of formats.
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Great comedy spoof of the Hunger Games. In fact I liked it more than the Hunger Games! Just great juvenile comedic entertainment.Published 23 days ago by Uzi Eitan
My kids and I loved, loved this show!! We are praying for a starving games 2!!! May the odds be never in your favor!Published 1 month ago by Holly Newhouse, Eternal Book Reviews
Thought I was ordering a Hunger Games sequel, really disappointed in this so not funny spoof.Published 1 month ago by Lorbrn
Satire movies are over. Disaster movie and this movie are proof we need to stop giving money to morons who can't make decent movies.Published 5 months ago by sketch