10 Hilarious ‘Hunger Games’ Spoofs
It’s been a series of best selling teen novels and a much anticipated movie release, and now ‘The Hunger Games’ has achieved legendary status because it has been spoofed and spoofed and spoofed again on the Web. And, this seems like a trend that isn’t going to stop any time soon.
After all the hype, this week, those who are interested will finally get to head to the theater and watch the film adaptation of the massively popular book. The studio and fans of the books have been talking about this release non-stop for so long that there are already plenty of good parodies out there, many just of the trailer. So, because we’re sick of seeing the actual movie preview, here are a few amusing recreations and parodies we found. (Note: some parodies feature NSFW language and violence.)
The ‘Harry Potter’ Games
Of course, one popular book series will inevitably be mashed-up with another. You can’t have ‘Hunger Games’ parodies without a ‘Harry Potter’ crossover. This YouTuber cut together the trailer using scenes from the final ‘Harry Potter’ flick and created their own mind-blowing fan experience.
'The Disney Games'
A fan of classic Disney cartoons put together this version of the trailer using clips from flicks like 'Aladdin' and 'Cinderella.' Can you name all the films represented?
The Hunger Pains
If you parody the book, then you have to parody the trailer for the film adaptation of the book. And, if you’re the Harvard Lampoon, this is not a problem. Clearly, the Lampoon gang are feeling some actual hunger pains.
‘Glee' Meets 'Hunger Games'
The show 'Glee' kicked off with an incomparable cover of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin'’ which led to years of hype about the show, even though no other performance ever came close to matching it. It makes sense that the very hyped ‘Hunger Games’ trailer would be set to this song.
'Hunger Games the Board Game'
This clever spoof from the folks at College Humor sends up both ''The Hunger Games' and cheesy board game commercials from the '80s and '90s.
Disney’s ‘Brave’ Mash-up
'Hunger Games' isn’t the only new movie about a strong, female protagonist with a bow and arrow. Disney is again the subject of a trailer spoof as its preview for ‘Brave’ is mashed up with the ‘Hunger Games’ trailer.
The Lego Games
Your movie trailer hasn’t been spoofed until it has been performed by Legos and now ‘The Hunger Games’ can claim its title among those so parodied.
'My Little Hungry Pony Games'
Even Hasbro’s ‘My Little Pony’ has gotten in on the action. Based on this YouTuber’s edit of the magical cartoon ponies on the hit show 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,' it's safe to see this is one crossover that would have geeks raving. This spoof, made with technicolor ponies, will change your perception of the movie entirely.
To promote the release of ‘The Muppets’ on DVD and Blu-ray, the entire Muppets gang joined in the ‘Hunger Games’ fun and created their own trailer. We can see how the two films are very similar.
‘Video Games’ Mashup (NSFW)
One of our personal favorites is this reimagining of Lana Del Rey’s popular ‘Video Games’ song, rewritten to describe the story of ‘The Hunger Games.’ The mash-up of the ‘Video Games’ parody video with the ‘Hunger Games’ trailer pretty much slams it out of the park.