Firestarter [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]
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She has the power to set objects afire with just one glance!
Firestarter, based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie", McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop, ", which wants to control her… or destroy her? Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, Firestarter is directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando) and driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (Legend, Sorcerer, Risky Business).
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As for the film itself, I actually think it holds up better than I remembered it. I had seen it many years ago on VHS tape and I remembered liking the movie. I have recently started to build Stephen King movies collection so I picked this up to add to my collection. I think this is one of the best Stephen King movies out there. I don't expect movies to be hundred percent faithful to the source material so in my opinion, being a good adaptation and being a good movie are mutually exclusive things.
I think the movie was very well-directed, flashback scenes were edited appropriately, acting was quite good (George C Scott steals the movie with a great performance; his Rainbird character is one duplicitous villain played with perfection) although I think Drew Barrymore did also a great job portraying Charlie, the little girl with a terrifying supernatural gift and affection for her father. Special effects were awesome. I've read some criticisms about the special effects in this movie; quite frankly I have no idea why anyone would complain about the special effects in this movie unless they are expecting CGI effects. Personally, I prefer old-fashioned special effects. I am happy this movie was made with the special effects that were used back in the day.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes Stephen King movies, or enjoys fantasy/sci-fi genre. If you are fan of X-Men, you should definitely give this movie a chance (I could clearly imagine Charlie joining the X-Men). Other Stephen King movies that I like and recommend: Christine, Cujo, Carrie, The Dead Zone, Salem's Lot (1974), The Shining (1980), Silver Bullet and Misery.
I did not read the original book by Stephen King. That said, I could not obviously draw comparisons. So, I enjoyed the movie for what it was: a good thriller, with enough suspense and a good screenplay.
The restauration for blu-ray is amazing, the image is top quality.