Firestarter ★★★½

A slow burn (pun intended) of introduction to the McGee family -- Charlie and her dad Andy -- in the first half of the film bogs down the pace of the movie. But things improve drastically in the second half when George C. Scott's character, Rainbird, becomes more of a central figure, wooing young naive Charlie to gain her trust for his own nefarious plans.

And the climax, where an unhinged Charlie goes full firestarter on the sinister government faction, is quite glorious to behold.

On the downside, I'm a little sore that Heather Locklear --playing Charlie's mom-- didn't factor much into the film. Even though she has near-top billing in the credits.