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Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 10 March 2002
A young woman who has the ability to start fires with her mind, must now face the trauma of her childhood by battling with a group of very talented children and their cruel leader, John Rainbird.

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Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John Rainbird, who wants to find and use Charlie as the ultimate weapon of war. Vincent is a young private investigator unwittingly sent to look for Charlie, and evenutally tries to help her escape from Rainbird, who has formed a group of young boys from other research projects -- each with different special abilities -- in a plot to take over the world. Written by Matthew Patay

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Little Charlie's all grown up... and setting the town on fire!


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Firestarter: Part 2  »

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Charlie is one of several characters in Stephen King novels (usually female) with mental powers. Others are Carrie, The Shining and it's sequel Doctor Sleep. See more »

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James Richardson: Your about to get everything you've always wanted. I feel sorry for you
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Follows Firestarter (1984) See more »

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Why did they make this?
11 March 2002 | by (College Park, MD) – See all my reviews

Firestarter II is about the adventures of psychic Charlie McGee (Marguerite Moreau, Drew Barrymore's character from the first film) who is pitted against the evil John Rainbird (Malcolm McDowell) and his band of evil psychic children. Unlike the first film, this one deals primarily with "Evil Corporation With the Sole Purpose of Murdering People" rather than "Government Conspiracies With the Sole Purpose of Killing off Government Researchers".

The film is not as special-effects heavy as you might be led to believe from the previews, and pretty much all the special effects used are of fire, and generally fire making things explode. In one scene, fire even knocks bullets out of the air. Go fire.

Tension "Develops" between Moreau's and McDowell's characters through about three dozen identical standoffs. You'll be able to guess the dialogue for each one after the first. Also, the writing of pretty much any scene in the movie with Dennis Hopper is a horrifically bad attempt to back-fill plot holes. Fortunately, these scenes aren't very long. The only really memorable performances are Vincent's (Danny Nucci) limping around acting clueless and Malcolm McDowell's shambling around scowling at things.

The ending of the miniseries seems almost solely purposed to leave this WAY open for any sort of sequel(s). This might seem like an odd treatment for an 18 year old not-particularly-popular film, but it IS the Sci-Fi channel.


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