The reviews forFirestarter are pretty good.
Firestarter is a highly anticipated screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Despite the fact that no reviews of the film were published a week before its release, fans believed that something was wrong. Today the reviews are in, and the critics are uneasy.
The Los Angeles Times editor Noel Murray claimed that the film did not translate the richness and complexity of the Kings book to the big screen.
Review: A fresh adaptation of ''Firestarter'' burns quickly but not brightly https://t.co/xhsbL8zcSV
Sean P. Means ofMoviecricketcompared the 1984 screen adaption to the new version ofFirestarter, claiming it was worse than the original.
The studios have received nothing from this week, since no one wants to compete with the second week of a Marvel film." "Firestarter" is a remake of the 1984 Stephen King adaptation, which wasn''t quite very good. This one''s worse. (Theaters and Peacock.) http://t.co/A9ooCgvm1/4
Filmotomy''s Carson Timar summed the film up in a single, sinister word: boring.
FIRESTARTER is boooooring! While the score has its moments and it is always good to see Michael Greyeyes, the film fails to intrigue, and the laughably bad visual effects are nothing more than icing on the cake. #Firestarter pic.twitter.com/R6K8ncJNOa #Firestarter pic.twitter.com
Before the reviewers were in, there were high hopes for the film. Director Keith Scott recently stated that he believed there was potential for a franchise.
Andy McGee (Zac Efron) and his wife Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) are parents who are on the verge of protecting their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a government agency attempting to exploit their pyrokinetic daughter.
Charlie''s father instructs her to control her power, which activates when she experiences strong emotions. By the time she reaches adolescence, Charlie struggles to restrain herself from using it and eventually loses control. The agency locates the family and sends an enforcer (Michael Greyeyes) to capture her by any means necessary.
The new Stephen KingsFirestarter adaptation is now available on theaters.