Watch The Starving Games
- 1 hr 23 min
The Starving Games is a 2013 parody film that is aimed directly at The Hunger Games franchise, as well as various other popular pop culture films and references. The film was directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, and starred Maiara Walsh, Brant Daugherty, and Cody Christian in the lead roles. As the name suggests, The Starving Games is centered around a televised competition that pits multiple teams against each other in order to find a victor. The plot centers around a young girl named Kantmiss Evershot (Walsh) who volunteers to join the games in order to save her little sister from being taken in her place. Throughout the movie, Kantmiss Evershot must battle against a variety of different opponents, ranging from a group of bachelor contestants to a team of child soldiers. Adding to the chaos, the games are run by a group of crazy, incompetent officials who seem more focused on making jokes about their competitors than actually keeping them safe. Along the way, Kantmiss forms a romantic relationship with another competitor named Dale (Daugherty), who is also fighting for survival in the games. Despite the many obstacles that Kantmiss and Dale must overcome, they eventually become successful in their quest and are able to save Kantmiss's sister from harm. The Starving Games features a unique mix of humor and satire, with many jokes being aimed squarely at popular pop culture references. The movie takes aim at everything from Lady Gaga and The Avengers, to Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. In addition, there are many moments of slapstick comedy and gross-out humor, which add to the overall absurdity of the plot. Despite the primary goal of The Starving Games being to parody The Hunger Games, the film also has moments of heart and genuine emotion. The relationship between Kantmiss and Dale is genuinely touching, and the struggles they endure - both in and out of the games - are relatable and engaging. Additionally, the film tackles important social issues such as inequality, racism, and class in a way that is both humorous and thought-provoking. Overall, The Starving Games is a fun and entertaining parody film that is sure to please fans of The Hunger Games franchise. With a talented cast and a strong script, the movie manages to be both ridiculous and poignant at the same time. Whether you're looking for a good laugh or a heartfelt story, The Starving Games is sure to deliver.