Posts Tagged ‘aircraft’


Guilty Pleasures: “Blue Thunder”

February 6, 2012

Oh yes! Blue Thunder! Now, this is a proper movie. Sure, the plot doesn’t make any sense, but what the hell. Neither does the notion of a police helicopter that can muffle the sound of its rotors, use thermal-imaging to look through walls, employ directional mikes mounted right beneath the rotors, sport armor plating, and carry a 20mm Vulcan cannon—but we buy it. Why? Because it looks cool as hell and it blows a lot of stuff up. For a 14 year-old kid whose bedroom’s airspace was crowded with model aircraft engaged an all manner of aerial duels, this movie was like a straight shot of serotonin.  And you know what? It’s still cool as hell. Wanna know why? Oh yes you do…
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