For more than a decade, parents Andy and Vicky have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family's location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.

  • Released: 2022-05-12
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Thrillers
  • Stars: Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, John Beasley, Tina Jung, Hannan Younis, Gavin MacIver-Wright, Jeremy Ferdman, Jamillah Ross, Morrissa Nicole, Sheila Boyd, Darrin Maharaj, Danny Waugh, Lanette Ware, Hunter Smalley, Isaac Murray, Nicholas Vilord, Vas Saranga, Shane Marriott, Moses Nyarko, Claire Armstrong
  • Director: Keith Thomas
  • mrssarahjaneclark - 29 March 2024
    Blazing Brilliance: Fire Starter' Ignites the Screen with Intensity and Intrigue
    "Fire Starter" (2022) is a captivating and intense thriller that delivers a potent mix of suspense, action, and emotion. Directed by a visionary filmmaker, the film takes audiences on a gripping journey into the world of a young girl with extraordinary abilities, grappling with her powers while navigating a dangerous conspiracy.

    At its core, "Fire Starter" explores the timeless theme of power and its consequences. The protagonist, portrayed with depth and vulnerability by a talented lead actress, possesses the ability to manipulate fire with her mind. Yet, rather than glorifying her abilities, the film delves into the complexities of being different in a world that fears and persecutes what it cannot understand.

    The narrative unfolds with precision, gradually unveiling layers of intrigue and suspense. As the protagonist struggles to control her powers and evade those who seek to exploit her, the tension escalates to heart-pounding levels. Each plot twist is expertly crafted, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

    Visually stunning and thematically rich, "Fire Starter" boasts breathtaking cinematography and special effects that bring the protagonist's fiery abilities to life in dazzling detail. From explosive action sequences to quiet moments of introspection, every frame is meticulously crafted to immerse audiences in the story's intensity.

    The supporting cast delivers standout performances, with each character adding depth and nuance to the narrative. From allies who offer support and guidance to adversaries who pose a constant threat, the ensemble cast brings a diverse range of motivations and emotions to their roles, elevating the film beyond mere spectacle.

    In addition to its pulse-pounding action and suspenseful plot, "Fire Starter" also explores poignant themes of identity, acceptance, and resilience. Through the protagonist's journey of self-discovery and empowerment, the film offers a powerful message about embracing one's uniqueness and standing up against oppression.

    Overall, "Fire Starter" is a must-see film that transcends the boundaries of the superhero genre. With its compelling characters, gripping storyline, and stunning visuals, it is a testament to the power of cinema to entertain, inspire, and provoke thought. Whether you're a fan of action-packed thrillers or thought-provoking dramas, "Fire Starter" is sure to ignite your imagination and leave you spellbound from start to finish.
  • Mc_Lovin_82 - 7 September 2023
    This is not a movie based on a Stephen King novel
    When you make a movie based on a book, you read the book first. Couple of times. And then you film by sticking to the plot in the book, not by inventing the plot. When you invent the plot, it's not a movie based on the book. If something is not clear to you in the book, you ask the writer. If by chance the writer is not alive and cannot tell you what he was thinking, then you can come up with a plot, but again, stick to the plot of the books in the movie.

    If the movie was the same as the book, viewers wouldn't mind the fact that the acting is bad or that the effects in the movie are low-budget. Unfortunately, this is neither the first nor the last time that someone has made a movie based on a book, and the movie has nothing to do with the action in the book.
  • coniliaceyy - 11 June 2023
    Worth to watch
    Firestarter worth to watch...the storyline for me is good 👆 the actor is my favourite actor...never thought i would attracted by this movie... Watching a good movie is my pastime activity and i love this kind of movie genre After a long day of school or work there is on other sensations such as curling up on the couch and watching a great movie. Epic stories throughout our history our best portrayed through excellent...just like the movie name the storyline fit to it....i love to watch thriller so it kinda fit me and to watch it with family it is suitable....👨‍👩‍👦 The actor bring the characters alive so go and watch.
  • henry8-3 - 18 December 2022
    Following experiments upon her parents in their youth, young daughter Charlie has the ability to do all sorts of frightening things telepathically, including starting fires. She and dad, Zac Efron go on the run from government forces in the shape of Native American - Rainbird who is apparently not without knowledge of such things.

    Cold, unemotional horror / sci-fi based on the Stephen King book which is significantly weaker than the original 1984 - and that's saying something. The story is all very predictable, the effects variable and the performance all rather flat. Best avoided, although the one element of interest is the impressive soundtrack, written by one John Carpenter.
  • laea7777 - 27 October 2022
    Satanists Run the Entertainment Industry
    Admittedly, I stopped watching at 39:34 due to the cat torture scene. Before that point, I had to skip through most of the Zach Efron (the dad) scenes due to the absolutely horrendous writing and acting. I've never seen the original; I just thought this looked like it might be good based on the thumbnail image and the description.

    Ryan Kiera Armstrong (Charlie McGee, the firestarter) is actually really good and I feel sorry for her for getting involved in this garbage project. She really deserves better and I think we will see her again despite how terrible this movie is.

    I've never seen anything with Zach Efron before, but based on this, I'm guessing that his success is looks-based; or, maybe he can sing or something; but, his acting in this movie rhymes with 'log spit'.

    Of course, this film is drenched in Wokeness, like everything else lately.

    I would just like to watch a movie that doesn't completely suck; I don't even care if it's not good. Is that really asking too much? For the Satanists that thrive on tormenting their viewers, it is.
  • Otte1 - 9 October 2022
    What did I just watch?
    Wow this was just a mess. Direction, writing, the acting, the editing and even the special effects. How can a move that was made 35+ years later with all the advancement in technology have WORSE special effects than a movie from mid-80's? That is not just an opinion, the special effects are worse much worse. The director even had to use dimly lit hallways to hide how horrible the effect were. The original Firestarter had a climax and effects that holds up well even today. This movie never reaches that point. Did I mention dimly lit? A vast majority of the movie is a dimly lit house, outside under grey skies, dimly lit offices and even labs which are supposed to be very bright look like their main lighting source is candles and 20-watt bulbs. While it is okay to change parts of the story to update it, this storyline changes it for no reason and real advancement of the story. Please believe the reviews and skip.