Which leads to an interesting question: Is Hollywood’s intellectually bankrupt habit of recycling old films as bad when the original movie sucked? Because I remember the original Firestarter. It wasn’t very good. A lot of early adaptions of Stephen King books weren’t very good. So I’m kind of curious to see whether this is a problem with the movies, or Stephen King’s earlier works*.
*This is not a criticism of Stephen King’s earlier works. For example, I liked the Firestarter book for what it was, which was a page-turning science fiction / horror novel that wasn’t too full of itself. But not all books make for good movies. God knows the first Firestarter flick wasn’t.