Overall, this wasn't too bad a film. It was an easy way to kill a few hours.
I like David Keith in whatever he's appearing in. And Drew Barrymore was good as Charlie. George C. Scott, though... hmm. I really didn't buy him as Rainbird.
I also thought the F/X at the end, when the bullets were bouncing off Charlie, were downright hilarous! Talk about cheap work.
December 3rd, 2009
given, the book is definitely better. Yet, the movie is decent; that is, it stays on the story-line.
December 15th, 2009
firestarter was bad it was nothing to it like i though it would be
December 18th, 2009
I think George Scott was a very good Rainbird. Also, back in the day when this film was made, that was as good as the graphics got. Not cheap work-OLD work. If that movie were remade, imagine the possibilities! The movie guys should consider this one.
January 7th, 2010
Firestarter wasn't all that bad a movie. The only criticism I had was that it didn't give enough backstory on Charlie's family and the experiments that happened prior. Overall, it's a good movie.
January 7th, 2010
i cant find the movie but the book was good :cool2:
February 3rd, 2010
Never saw the film; once I read the book, it's all but over. I do have the CD Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, though. Can't beat that with a stick.
February 28th, 2010
Both the movie and the book were good....although the movie is nowhere near as detailed as the book. :biggrin2:
August 6th, 2010
king family fan
I like Drew Barrymore.Check out Cats eye if you haven't seen it.
January 19th, 2012
There were a few things I would have liked to have seen but with all movies they ALWAYS leave things out. Rainbird was not as scary as I had imagined him, & the fire at the House was not as intense as I thought. Also the houses they had did not seem as intense as I thought they would be and the death of Charlie's Dad was not as dramatic as I pictured it but overall I really enjoyed the movie but definitely prefer the book and my own imagination lol....Drew Barrymore did an awesome job <3