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Blue Thunder (1983)

2 Ratings: 2.0
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"Suspense in a void" is how critic Pauline Kael described this action-packed hit from 1983. In other words, this is one of those flashy, superbly crafted high-tech thrillers in which the star is a machine, while intelligent plotting and human characters … see full wiki

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review by . September 03, 2011
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High tech, fast action paranoia (justified) with first-rate performances
Among the stars of this first-rate high tech action thriller is Blue Thunder, a helicopter that, as one character says, can fire 4,000 rounds a minute and peer down blouses at 1,000 feet.       At first glance, Blue Thunder is a marvel; it has night vision capability, whisper action engines, high sensitivity mikes, automatic firepower linked to the movements of the pilot's helmet and sophisticated targeting systems. It's heavily armored and heavily armed. When Officer …
review by . February 13, 2002
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The 1980's were an era that mass produced more... screwball comedies than ever before. It was also the era that movies filled with mega-violence were made and cloned more quickly than mulitpling mosquitoes.[I thought] one of these such films was BLUE THUNDER.BLUE THUNDER has all the elements of many of those violent 1980s films. The lead character is a Vietnam vet struggling with vivid flashbacks. He has a comical sidekick (in this case played by Daniel Sterns) who is murdered about halfway through …
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