It seems best to convey reactions to the latest trailer for Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg’s newest Hollywood send-up, The Starving Games, by way of emoticon, simply because Friedberg and Seltzer seem like the emoticon equivalent of filmmakers (silly, useless, faddy, and devoid of actual emotion). That said, the best emoticon to describe this trailer is :/. Frankly, we’re disappointed in its flaccid attempts to integrate punchy pop culture references into its Hunger Games rip-off narrative. This trailer doesn’t even branch out beyond its “source material” until 36 seconds into its 2:27 runtime (and that’s not even for a spoofy moment, just a weird character break from their fake Katniss Everdeen). What the hell, parody dudes? Given our recent ripping of Seltzer and Friedberg’s career, it seems strange that we’d bemoan the lack of cheap shots in this latest trailer, but if those two can’t cobble together a film entirely made up of better pieces from better films, television shows, memes, and the like, no one can. The genre is dead. Even they aren’t amused anymore. When you need to start adding in animated Angry Birds for no good reason, it’s time to hang up the spoof mantel. Hollywood will mourn. But, until that final death knell, please enjoy our (sadly slim) comprehensive breakdown of all the cultural (and otherwise) references in the latest trailer for The Starving Games. Feel free to let us know any we might have missed.