Firestarter 2022

IMDb Ratings: 5.60/10
Genres: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Release Year: 2022

Director: Keith Thomas

Stars Cast: Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon

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 Firestarter Review

Many versions of Stephen King's novels are there - in the film or on television - which are not very good. If you are not straightforward, it is really difficult to translate artistic text into a large screen. But even in the midst of that mediocrity, Firestarter could be the worst attempt I have ever seen.

For a more basic view, Firestarter tells the story of Charlie McGee (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), a girl full of pyro-kinetic mental abilities - in other words, the ability to create / control fire. Hidden away from the public the father (Zac Efron) and mother (Sydney Lemmon) who advanced his condition as part of a joint examination, were eventually found and tracked down by a shady government agency and mercenary Rainbird (Michael Greyeyes) in particular.

Jump straight into space, the 2022 Firestarter deliberately downsides everything that makes the novel maintain any kind of icon status. Other examples:

-Lot Six test flashbacks (college age Mr. & Mrs. McGee) are some of the most compelling items in the book. Here? Downgraded to the back credit for the opening creditor.

-Does the conflict between whether Charlie should train himself or not in order to control his special abilities? It is applied in a few 30-second caption and is completely discarded.

-One of the characters in the book was Charlie's (long-term) separation from his beloved father, which set the perfect slow heat until the climax of the explosion. That is not a try here - instead, it all seems to be shortened in the last 15-20 minutes of the film.

I am not usually tempted to reach the 1 star level in any entertainment venue, but this movie is a bit dangerous. One reason why I even hit it up to 2 stars? Because Ephron was completely cast and would have qualified for his role, if everything around him had not been set on fire (sorry pun).

In a nutshell, Firestarter is simply an open vehicle using the Lord's name (and, strangely enough, John Carpenter-and-son's points) to get a few eyeballs. I hate that madness, but this film deserves me. No attention is paid to the construction of interesting characters or the movement of the structure.