Being the obsessed Hunger Games fan that I am, I had to check out The Starving Games. Well I just lost like an hour and half of my life that I am not going to be able to get back. I appreciate a good spoof, I love Star Wars and I am huge fan of Spaceballs. With that being said, no one can do a spoof like Mel Brooks. The Starving Games was the worst movies ever. I am going to tell you why because that is what people do when they experience something horrible.
Basically The Starving Games used every joke cliché that it could think of; the bathroom joke, the dead person not waiting to die, the foot in ass, “Hugh Janus” plus some more, , and of course a really dumb sex scene. These were not all the dumb jokes used there was also the; trying to climb the tree but can’t, only to find a ladder next to it, the walk around the tree but never see each other, and of course the bird pooping on the face.
They had the really dumb fight scene that is really just a joke, which might have been interesting if they did not pull a Sherlock Holmes where “Katniss” saw/thought how is was going to go before hand. To see that scene done twice was just too much. I understand when you make a spoof you are trying to make fun of the original movie but this one I think they just threw everything and anything they could think of in the movie. If it was a dumb joke, they basically used it. I am not sure about the rest of you but I find most of these jokes played out.
I am not opposed to adding in other movies and fandom’s into a spoof, but it should be done well. The Harry Potter reference was Harry, Ron and Hermione walking towards the reaping and Harry’s wand being broken as he is told his franchise it over. Basically they just wanted to make fun of Harry Potter. They had LMFAO playing in the arena and then blew them up. It was basically lets put in a popular band that everyone likes. After they could not kill “Katniss” they threw an angry bird at her and then fruit which she cut with a sword. Really, that was how can we add some popular games into the movie. Avatar was thrown in because yea, what else would happen while she is hallucinating. Naturally we should have James Cameron in the movie as well showing off how rich he is, that really makes sense. If you thought LMFAO was the going to be the only musical guest nope, lets just throw Taylor Swift and PSY in for no reason other then they are popular. Lets have a LOTR reference since the Hobbit movies have been coming out and lets make them perverts who are feeling up on “Peeta and Katniss.”
The Expendables were sent in to kill them; yea… that scene was just really dumb. It just made no sense at all except to be like oh lets put this into the movie because it would be cool.
At the very end of the movie they added the Avengers naturally it would be a great idea to put in the Avengers they are popular right now. No, it wasn’t they made no sense to the storyline at all.
I am still not sure if they were making fun of or if these were sponsors but “Seneca’s” beard had Nike, Starbucks, Mac, McDonalds, and H&M logos at any given point. I just did not get this; I would have thought they were making fun of Apple but used iPads and iPhones in the movie. Siri actually controlled what happened in the arena, so unless they were making fun of all that she can do, it kinda seemed like they liked Apple. I could be wrong and they could have been making fun of how much people use Apple products. If that is what they were doing, that joke failed because it is not fully obvious. I will give them points for trying to make an actual real joke.
I could go into way more detail about how bad this movie is but I really want to forget that I ever saw it. If I could wipe it from my memory completely I would. It was the worst possible hour and half of my life. I didn’t even bother to learn the spoof names because those were just dumb. I am always open to check out spoofs of anything that I enjoy. Lets be fair there all movies can be made fun of, I can respect that as long as it is done right. No, this was not at all. Do yourselves a favor DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. Just don’t do it, it is not worth it.
- ‘The Starving Games’ Is The Worst ‘Hunger Games’ Spoof Ever: A Liveblog (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Starving Games (2013) – Ready for Another Spoof? (simonsayswatchthis.wordpress.com)
- The Starving Games (rogerebert.com)