History Film / TheMeteorMan

25th Sep '16 6:45:20 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Meteor Man'' is a 1993 {{Superhero}} movie, starring Robert Townsend alongside an EnsembleCast ranging from well known black actors and comedies such as [[TheJeffersons Marla Gibbs]], [[StarWars James Earl Jones]], [[{{Benson}} Robert Guiliaume]], [[Film/JingleAllTheWay Sinbad]] and even Creator/BillCosby himself, to up-and-coming black actors such as Don Cheadle and Eddie Griffin. Townsend also wrote and directed it just as he did with his previous film, The Five Heartbeats. Although neither film [[BoxOfficeBomb fared very well]], they both are considered cult classics to African-American viewers like most of his work.

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''The Meteor Man'' is a 1993 {{Superhero}} movie, starring Robert Townsend alongside an EnsembleCast ranging from well known black actors and comedies such as [[TheJeffersons Marla Gibbs]], [[StarWars James Earl Jones]], [[{{Benson}} Robert Guiliaume]], [[Film/JingleAllTheWay Sinbad]] and even Creator/BillCosby himself, to up-and-coming black actors such as Don Cheadle and Eddie Griffin. Townsend also wrote and directed it just as he did with his previous film, The ''The Five Heartbeats.Heartbeats''. Although neither film [[BoxOfficeBomb fared very well]], they both are considered cult classics to African-American viewers like most of his work.
24th Sep '16 10:33:58 AM nombretomado
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* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Used by Meteor Man and Simon Caine after they [[IngestingKnowledge instantly absorb all the contents]] of one of BruceLee's fighting manuals.

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* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Used by Meteor Man and Simon Caine after they [[IngestingKnowledge instantly absorb all the contents]] of one of BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's fighting manuals.
25th Apr '16 4:56:16 PM worldbreaker
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*** Subverted big time with Michael; when a powerless Jefferson was forced to fight Simon there was some intense build up to make you assume the trope would be played straight. It ultimately ended in EpicFail for him.
23rd Apr '16 9:37:54 AM worldbreaker
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The greatest triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
23rd Apr '16 9:37:30 AM worldbreaker
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The greatest triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
8th Apr '16 11:22:09 PM jormis29
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5th Dec '15 10:19:42 AM DragonQuestZ
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* BetaOutfit: Jefferson tries a number of outfits before settling on a superheroic variation of SpaceClothes. One of the early outfits had a Polaroid camera on he shoulder to catch bad guys in the act.
16th Oct '15 8:32:25 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionShow: Parodied.

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* FashionShow: Parodied. Jefferson absorbs a book about kung fu by Creator/BruceLee, but scrambles to find it again when the knowledge wears off. Instead he grabs a book about runway modeling, which the villain also touches. They even engage in a CatFight before the absorption wears off.
16th Oct '15 8:27:03 PM DragonQuestZ
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Oh, SO MUCH! Considering that he has, you know, friggin' SUPERPOWERS if he just runs at the golden lords in the first act of the movie the way that he does the baby lords at the end... I mean it's over! What the hell made Simon think he could take on a superhuman in the first place. [[TakeThat Lazy writing]] perhaps.
** He became more confident the moment Meteor Man started losing his powers.
7th Sep '15 5:30:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* FailOSuckyname: Some of the Golden Lords qualify. But Don Cheadle's if by far the worst, Goldilocks, he proves to be one of the tougher Lords, however.
** Digit is up there too.


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* UnfortunateNames: Some of the Golden Lords qualify. But Don Cheadle's if by far the worst, Goldilocks, he proves to be one of the tougher Lords, however.
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