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.
Conclusion: John Badham knows how to make an entertaining picture, and Blue Thunder delivers a fun and engaging ride from start to finish. Just as good as the movie is the fact that it's here on Blu-ray so relatively early on in the format's existence.