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Better when I was younger.
on 11 November 2015
There seems a lot of scences at be begining of this film where the "heroes" sit in their helicopter & perv on naked women or couples having sex in private. To me this is not the behaviour of a hero or something funny that police officers should be up to. That being said this was the early/mid 1980s I suppose sensibilities were different back then. I used to like this movie, but hadn't seen it very often & when I saw it before I was either a kid or very immature. This has a typical 80s feel to it and plays
off like a pilot r rated version of Airwolf. In other words it feels very televisual. The film is purports to be about the titular helicopter. But is really infact about corruption & murder. Blue Thunder it's self is just the vegetables to meat of this story. However an over heard conversation with the villians is made only possible thanks to technologies & gadgets of the helicopter & from then it becomes more of an action chase film. As the taped conversation is raced to a tv station. During this chase our "hero" sits his chopper inftont of a chinese bbq shop to take the heat from a heat seeking missile with no apparent concern for the people within the shop. Also put at risk are people in a tower/office block that gets four floors or more blown out dropping debris down on many innocent civilians & causing a pile up. There is also the typical seventies/eighties American movie cliché of the main character being a Vietnam vet with psychological problems & flashbacks to overcome.I'm not completely dissing the film as it is kind of enjoyable, but I have to say it doesn't work as well as when I was in my youth put it that way.