Today is classics movie day I think. This was one of my favourite movies growing up and introduced to me by my father. It’s called Firestarter.
While kids today grow up watching snazzy animations nothing wrong with that I’m just too old for it now. I grew up on my dads laser discs namely fire starter and alien movies. This was the breakthrough movie for Drew Barrymore I think. She’s just a child in this movie.
The story follows the Lot 6 experiments carried out by the shop which kills most of the participants namely university students trying to make a quick buck by undergoing test injections. The few that survive develop psychic abilities like Charlie’s (Drew Barrymore) father Andy Mcgee (David Keith) who has the ability to push people with his mind to make them do and see what he wants.
He falls in love with another participant and voila they have Charlie Mcgee who has the psychic ability of pyrokinesis. She can light fires with her mind.
Drew Barrymore is a very expressive talented actor. And her acting at such a young age has rarely been matched. Another of her movies I enjoyed was Ever After a new take on the Cinderella Story but in this movie she burns down the house. Literally and figuratively.
One of my favourite lines from her is ‘Get out you bastard, I’ll burn you up, I’ll fry you.’ I think there’s nothing better than seeing her angelic face shooting streams of fire and fireballs and setting people on fire. You have to be a bit of a sadist to enjoy this movie. Music is composed by Tangerine Dream and they are amazing. Loved the music especially in the finale subtle but suspenseful.
Based on the best selling novel by Steven King