Drew Barrymore’s voice as a little kid is not nearly as grating as her voice as an adult.
Firestarter was awful because the dad was a terrible actor.
Firestarter was amazing because it has a little kid going crazy and killing tons of people.
Every time I finish reading a Stephen King book, I watch the film to see how bad of an adaptation it is. This one was pretty good, except for all of the holes regarding character motivation which made most of the characters seem one dimensional.