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Two enjoyable Thrillers!,
This review is from: Firestarter: Two-Movie Collection (DVD)
In "Firestarter", a young girl named Charlie "Charlene" Mcgee (Drew Barrymore) and her father (David Keith) are on the run from the govement who wants to use them for experiments. Long ago, Andrew McGee whom has the power to control minds and objects met a beautiful woman named Vickey (Heather Locklear) as they got married and gave birthd to a young girl whom would later have the supernatural ability to start fires with her mind and soon becomes a danger especially her father. Next "Firestarter 2" deals with Charlie all grown up 20 years later as she's still on the run under a new ID and still dangerous as ever as she's learning to control her powers! John Rainbird (Malcom Mcdowell) from the first has six young kids with similar psychic powers but not as strong to go against the now beautiful Charlie for only a friend (Dennis Hopper) can stop Rainbird's evil plan.
The first "Firestarter" is a nice suspensful Sci-fi horror thriller based on Stephen King's novel of the same name features Martin Sheen, Art Carney, Freddie Jones and George C. Scott as Rainbird is an enjoyable little romp. The pyro effects were really neat for their time before CGI and the performances aren't too bad even Barrymore's portryal of the little tortured pyrokinetic girl, it's not really true to the book but it's a fine little exciting movie with good effects and a cool score by Tangerine Dream all in this Dino De Laurentiis produced shocker. The sequel on the otherhand is a reasonable one which a hot grown up Charlie McGee played by Marguerite Moreau and of course Malcom Mcdowell nailing the part of Rainbird quite good feels kind of a remake of the first movie mixed with an "X-Men" movie rather then a sequel, but still it's a fine made for cable sequel.
The Transfers to both movies on this DVD set are very good and the only extra is a trailer to the first movie.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2008 7:51:06 AM PDT
Monty Moonlight says:
I haven't seen Firestarter 2, but I've seen the promos for it, and yeah, she is a hottie hot hottie!
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