This week on End Credits, we didn’t start the fire. That line is from a song, and not from the remake of the movie based on the book written by Stephen King. That’s the long-winded way of saying that this week we’re reviewing the new version of Firestarter, and since King is on the menu, we will tee up the review with a look at some all time King Klassics.
This Wednesday, June 8, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Three Kings. In the annals of publishing, there’s probably been no one like Stephen King. His books become near instantaneous best sellers, and then they become, more often than not, popular movies that can sometimes achieve both critical and commercial acclaim. Whether or not the new Firestarter is good will be determined, but for the first part of the show, we will talk about three of our favourite King adaptations, from dead bodies to evil cars.
REVIEW: Firestarter (2022). Nearly 40 years ago, Drew Barrymore played a young girl with pyrokenetic powers. She could start fires. The movie, which was based on a Stephen King best-seller, became something of a cult classic, and because everything old is new again, even Firestarter had to be remade. In this version, Zac Efron plays the dad, and an actual Indigenous actor plays the Indigenous role, but it’s still about a girl that can set fires with her mind and the dangerous government group that wants her. So, is this one of those good remakes?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.