My review of Firestarter can be found here.
I can understand the appeal for someone to try to make a sequel to Firestarter, particularly one starring an older Charlie. Her powers will still be with her for the rest of her life, and there are sure to be obstacles related to that. However, the moment I heard that Rainbird was in this sequel, I was pretty turned off. He's 100% dead at the end of the book, and he sure didn't seem to make it at the end of the film either. But apparently they decided to slap some burn scar makeup on him and go with it. Of course he's once again not played by a Native American either.
Having now read Noel's review, I guess I need to at least give this one a shot. If it contains elements of a reboot, I at least can't be mad at it for the inconsistency anymore.