#125 Fireside Chat: Bigger but Better? Sunday 20 October, 2013
“Bigger but Better?”
Miss Episode 125 live last night? Click here to listen to the recording OR simply use the embedded player below!
Episode 125 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Monday, October 21, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net, Natalie from Bookish, Courtney from Welcome to District 12, and Ariel of Nerdy, Wordy, and Over Thirty.
Here’s what’s on the agenda:
– We’ll spend the show comparing the first film in the Hunger Games franchise with what we’ve seen of Catching Fire thus far. With its bigger budget, improved CGI (Weta, anyone?), and reassuring quotes/decisions from director Francis Lawrence, it seems as though we’re in store for something truly grand come November 22. Some even believe that Catching Fire has the power to surpass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. But is bigger necessarily better? In recent weeks, many fans have been quick to praise Lawrence while being very vocally negative about Gary Ross and The Hunger Games. Is this fair? How have our own opinions of the first movie changed since March of 2012? We’ll discuss.
– Of course, we also want to know what you think. So leave a comment below with your thoughts on the topic and let us know if/how your perceptions of The Hunger Games and Gary Ross have changed now that you’ve gotten a good taste of what to expect from Francis Lawrence.
(Thanks to Marce for suggesting the $1 billion discussion and to Satsuma for suggesting we chat about the Ross negativity!)
Click here to listen to last week’s episode.
Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Crystal: @pikko / @mockingjaynet / @FictionalFood
Natalie: @nataliezutter / @BookishYA