Blue Thunder ★★★★

Scheider stars as a police helicopter pilots whose daily routine seems to be perving on the neighbourhood.

He finds himself somehow in a position controlling an expensive military helicopter and in the middle of a conspiracy. The elements are oddly disconnected but come together as they must. Chekhov’s gun is also seeded particularly well within the first act.

There is much humour with the level of zingers and Malcolm McDowell provides a memorable antagonist even if there are no giant revelations.

The Reverence: The explosion of chicken at the Amos store beats out a woman who has both flexibility and punctuality, a mega zoom down a woman’s bust, and a man who is tied up being told to write.