Sometimes, a movie just isn’t worth the time. This is the case with Firestarter. The storyline has been seen before and there was nothing new or refreshing about it. The biggest disappointment is that they tried to make it into a superhero movie, but in reality, this isn’t what it is – so if you love these kinds of movies, then you will be sorely disappointed as well.
It takes a while to get going and then when there are some good scenes they don’t last long enough. A missed opportunity for sure… PETER PARKER, aka SPIDER-MAN, may be one of the most popular superheroes, but he could not save Firestarter from being a dud. The first thing that you might want to know is that this isn’t a superhero movie. A young girl can start fires just by thinking about them. For her protection, the government takes her away (without parental consent) and tries heavy medication and hypnosis to suppress her powers, but nothing works.
The storyline of the Firestarter
Everyone watched as the fire sprang up in Mrs. Perez’s bedroom and soon spread to her home. The two-story building was a total loss, with both front doors blown off their hinges and all of the windows smashed to pieces. The firefighters who arrived soon after saw firsthand at what point Mrs. Perez had reached for her matches, igniting not just one but three separate fires that had grown so strong, that they could no longer be put out by mere hose-wielding firefighters.
One of the police officers who responded to the blaze at Mrs. Perez’s home was one of GFSI’s fire investigators, Mr. Hallock with the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. He was on the scene not long after it had been reported, and took control of the investigation to determine what had caused this devastating fire. The evidence he found; was a small pack of matches that matched with those used in previous fires which were similar to Mrs.
Names of the characters in the Firestarter
Here are the celebrity’s names mentioned below:
- Zac Efron as Andy McGee
- Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie McGee
- Sydney Lemmon as Vicky McGee
- Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird
- Gloria Reuben as Captain Hollister
- Kurtwood Smith as Dr. Joseph Wanless
- John Beasley as Irv Manders
- Tina Jung as Ms. Gardner
- Hannan Younis as Darla Gurney
- Gavin Maciver-Wright as Gavin
- Jeremy Ferdman as Eyes Man
- Jamillah Ross as Officer Pierce
- Morrissa Nicole as Young Nurse
- Sheila Boyd as Esmerelda ‘Essi’ Manders
- Darrin Maharaj as News Reporter
- Danny Waugh as Sheriff Perry
- Lanette Ware as Principal Lewis
- Hunter Smalley as First Kid
‘Firestarter’ Flames Out With $4 Million Over the Global Box Office
This weekend, the remake of “Firestarter,” based on the 1978 Stephen King novel and starring Dakota Fanning, managed to take in a total of $4 million. For a horror film with no stars and only one name attached to it, that’s not too bad. But this is not a good indicator of how things are going for the industry in general. Here is the breakdown by the studio of the weekend’s business:
After opening in 824 theaters, Paramount’s “Firestarter” will probably have to settle for second place at the box office, behind DreamWorks’ “The American,” which surpassed last week’s record opening. Because it was expected to debut in 1,000 theaters this weekend, “Firestarter” had a lot of going against it.
Friday Blockbuster: ‘Firestarter’ Earns $1.6 Million
If you’re looking for a movie to see this weekend, then you might consider watching Firestarter. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King and stars Drew Barrymore. The movie tells the story of a young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities after being subjected to experiments with a powerful chemical called “Flare”. When people in her town start dying mysteriously, she starts to suspect that something terrible is happening.
The original film was released in the late 70s but didn’t do well at the box office. The studio blamed its lackluster performance on a poor advertising campaign. It’s not hard to see why they made this conclusion; the poster depicts Drew Barrymore by herself with the tagline “She can make you see things that aren’t there.” Most people were expecting a horror film, but instead got a movie about child abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
So, what do you think about the Firestarter?