Blue Thunder

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Item Type: BLU-RAY DVD Movie
Item Rating: R
Street Date: 08/11/09
Wide Screen: yes
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Language: ENGLISH
Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no
Dubbed: no
Full Frame: no
Re-Release: no
Packaging: SleeveAmazon.com
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Blue Thunder

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  1. at no time does this movie ever reach the point of being beliveable and even for an action movie at some point it has to do that! the helicopter is very cool,but do they really think that if it was going to be used to keep everyday people in line they would test it out in the open like this much less let a pilot that is known as aloose cannon be the one to test it?

    the other problem is that they go out of their way to keep the movie lite and then add a very sick murder in for spice i guess. skip it!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I saw this movie in the theaters when I was around 13. This movie has stood out since then as one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I don’t even remember why, I’ve tried to block this movie from my memory ever since. Now you can get it on blu-ray. My daughter just got the Hello Kitty movie. It’s more exciting than this movie was.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I found it fitting that “Firefox” is recommended to accompany this film. But there are differences. An equally fitting choice to go along with this would be “War Games”, which came out the same year and shared John Badham as the director. What this and “War Games” have in common and don’t have in common with “Firefox” or this reviewer is a distrust of our government.

    There are other things I didn’t like about “Blue Thunder”. It had unnecessary R-rated language. It had some sensuality that may entertain some, but it did not help me relate to or root for the characters.

    I will say that it did include Roy Sheider, who has always been one of my favorite actors. Additionally, it introduced me to Daniel Stern, who I liked better in the “Home Alone” movies. Furthermore, it was an exciting thriller, with good (though sometimes improbable) action.

    I’ll close by commenting that it may be Badham saw or read “Firefox”, and liked the concept of a super flying machine, but not liking the Russians being the bad guys, and remade the story to be more sleazy and to make the U.S. the villains. Too bad.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. An iron-plated Huey gunship with duel-mounted .50 caliber machine guns threatens to destroy the world. Only Roy Sheider can save the day by hanging off a flagpole on the side of a building and firing a rifle at Blue Thunder’s gas tank, causing the shark to explode and then Sheriff Brody has to swim back to shore with a guy who has been “counting money all [his] life”. Something like that. Blue Thunder had slightly less appeal than the hit tv series “Airwolf” (starring critically acclaimed alcoholic wife-beater, Jan Michael Vincent). As the film moves toward the end, you will look back and realize that the woman getting naked in the first 15 minutes of the movie was the best part … and you will want to rewind it and watch that part again. If Popeye, Iron Eagle, and Red Dawn are in your movie collection, you may as well round it off and purchase Blue Thunder as well.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. Have you ever wondered what life would be like if…it was the future? All books were burned? Aliens invaded? Then you’ve probably turned to sci-fi to live out your dystopian (or utopian) fantasies. So in the never-ending quest for the right drug, take the blue pill. Blue Thunder, that is. Blue Thunder explores all possible options for expostion. Such a revisionist history usually attempts to redefine science fiction in film-specific terms, opting variously for epistemologically based or image-based criteria instead of the source-based or narrative-based assumptions that have so far shaped most discussions of SF film. Not so with Ol’ Blue Thunder. Central to the genius of this film is the reconsideration of the question of whether cinemato graphic aspects of film production could themselves mark film as science fictional or provide in themselves phenomena worthy of consideration by the SF community–the spectacle of production technology deserving and rewarding our attention just as surely as do narratives about the impact of technology. And the SF community would have a lot better things to talk about than cinemato graphic aspects if they did the wild thing more often, instead of drooling over Captain Kirk’s tush in Star Trek! The fleeting colaboration of brilliant thespian (Rob Schneider) and brilliant director (John Badham), combined with the building blocks of life known as craft service (oh yeah, and let’s not forget the writers!) made one tour de force without the tour or the force, so I guess this film is just made of “de” (get it?) So what are you doing still reading this review? Go out and rent it!
    Rating: 3 / 5

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