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Sci-Fi - Dystopian Future, Uncategorized

The Starving Games (2013)

Duration1h 23m
RatingsUK: 12, USA: PG, Denmark 
Source of storyA parody of the Hunger Games
DirectorJason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Writers/ScriptJason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer 
StarringMaiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty
RatingsIMDb: 3.2/10 by 20,092 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 9 reviewers. Review2view: 1/10

 Elevator Pitch:   Kantmiss Evershot volunteers to participate in the Starving Games to protect her sister. At this pint is becomes necessary for the viewer to be aware of the way “The Hunger Games” plays out. She is an ace with a bow and arrow and out in the arena which is in a wood she kills fellow participants, and suffers from some misfortunes, typically being stung by bees although the results of that and other attacks quickly disappear. The controller of the games makes things happen in an effort to increase the excitement. Will Kantmiss survive?

Content:  There is apparently a sex scene mainly blocked out by censorship black squares (I must have dropped of while it was on). No drinking or drug taking. Many of the Hunger Games events spoofed poorly. At times characters from other well known movies appear, badly presented. When the film finally peters out a number of very unfunny out takes are presented to fill in a bit of time.

A View: Within minutes of this film starting I felt that I needed to watch it since it was probably going to be my first 0/10. In the event I thought Maiara Walsh managed to overcome the awfulness of the script, so I have given it 1 point, although I wondered how she could have associated herself  with this disastrous outing. I have added it to my list of DON’T SEEs.

Here are three further films which show a similar lack of a proper script. Am I recommending that you don’t click on the links? Probably. Ass Backwards, The Rezort, Knights of Badassdom .

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