Dog’s Movie House: “Firestarter” Not Awful, But Fails To Spark Much Interest!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest Stephen King Adaptation to hit the big screen. It’s a new look at one of his early novels titled “Firestarter” and it’s about a little girl who has the ability to control fire with her mind and the evil government agency that’s after her. Traditional boiler plate stuff, but King was able to give it his usual horror spin and character development to elevate the tale from something rote to something, if not excellent, at least entertaining. A 1984 film adaptation starring Drew Barrymore is marginally better, but this version is the very definition of unexceptional despite a couple of story changes that could’ve made the film better.