Thursday, May 28

Movie Review: The Starving Games (2014)

Length: 1 hr & 31 mins
Released: Janurary 2014
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Watched on Netflix


The Starving Games stars Maiara Walsh as Kantmiss Evershot, the eagle-eyed archer whose bravery and skills inspire the masses along with trending topics on Twitter; Cody Allen Christian as Peter Malarkey, the geeky young man who volunteers alongside Kantmiss; Brant Daugherty as Dale, Kantmiss's beau who's left behind to watch - and simmer; Ross Wyngaarden as Marco, a ruthless player handy with a blade; Dean West as Seleca, the game's controller and Diedrich Bader as President Snowballs, the malevolent, but ratings-conscious ruler.


Well. Ummm....yeah...I blame Boyfriend for making us watch this. Okay, I allowed it to happen because I have enjoyed some of the other parody movies in the past. They have never been the best ever, but they were decent and made me laugh.

This one....not so much.

Sure I giggled from time to time, but the jokes where OVERLY cheesy and the acting was lacking. Some of the actors should not do comedy. There are a couple who have done "serious" things that I have seen them in and they were alright, but comedy is NOT their genre.

Some scenes and delivers were cringe-worthy or made me roll my It could have been nice and funny like the others movie parody movies in the past.

In the end....just no. The acting was sad and desperate. The script needed a edit and the comedy was not that funny. Yes, I had a couple of chuckles here and there, but....yeah. This was a hot mess. I do not recommend this anyone. Maybe a 12 year old teenager? Meh. Out of five stars, I stamp this 1 star.


Favorite Character(s): No one
Not-so Favorite Character(s): No one
Re-watch?: Oh God no. 


Melliane said...

yeah.... not really my kind of movies I confess..

Blodeuedd said...

They used to make good spoofs, but then it died

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, not for everyone...and this was not for me.

B, agreed.