Young Kantmiss joins The Starving Games, fighting other teens to the death, in this satirical interpretation of The Hunger Games. With cameo appearances from other popular franchises, this one isn’t starving for laughs.
Maiara Walsh (Kantmiss), Cody Christian (Peter), Brant Daugherty (Dale), Diedrich Bader (President Snowballs), Lauren Bowles (Effoff), Dean West (Seleca), Theodus Crane (Cleaver), Ross Wyngaarden (Marco).
The Starving Games is presented as an original from the start but the humor gives away the fact this is a satire of The Hunger Games. The film consistently pokes fun at the original with some good laughs along the way. And when more laughs are needed the film parodies big name films such as Harry Potter, The Expendables, and more. The only thing missing was Woody Harrelson!
Acting was entertaining all around with Walsh doing a great job in her role. Christian, Daugherty, and other game participants did nicely. Bader was a great casting success and brought good humor to the film. West, Crane, and the remainder of the supporting cast were solid with good energy.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all nicely done and film appears to have had a good sized budget. Effects were amusing and about what you would expect from a satire without trying to takeover the film. Dialogue was decent but could have had a bit more humor. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
Overall The Starving Games is a quality satire that remains entertaining as well as funny through the end. Fans of the satire genre will enjoy this the most while others will find it somewhat juvenile.
With some crude sexual content, foul language, partial nudity, and comic violence this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Satires, Slapstick Comedies
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