The 2012 Hunger Games movie proved Katniss and her games could be as successful on screen as they were on the page. Color Force and Lionsgate wanted to ensure continued success with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Released over a year later, the second film established Hunger Games as a November release staple. And with this sequel there's a new director, new writers, and almost double the budget. Did more money mean a better film? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob to find out! NOTE: You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!