Excerpt: For a movie basing its entire existence around a helicopter, that aircraft sure is ugly. Maybe time has not been kind to the fantastical creation Blue Thunder, but the boxy, clunky, and station wagon-like look doesn’t offer much.
Conclusion: 'Blue Thunder' may be a thick slice of '80s cheese, but the movie can still entertain when the mood strikes. The Blu-ray looks and sounds much better than you'd expect, and even comes with a few fairly interesting supplements. This is guilty pleasure material, to be sure.