* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Scores like this one make you wonder why Cliff Eidelman hasn't done more adventure movies in his career.
* CultClassic: A flop when it was first released (it opened on the same day as ''TheFugitive''), it's more fondly remembered as one of the first major sendups of the superhero genre.
* FridgeBrilliance: Earnest Moses helping out Jeff turned out to be a redemption moment for him since he did witness a gang attack but did nothing to prevent it, which resulted in the elderly victim of it being hospitalized. And he wasn't going to let the same thing or worse happen to Jefferson at the hands of the Golden Lords.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Don Cheadle and Eddie Griffin both were relative unknowns when they made this movie.
** Also Prior to being Film/WaitingToExhale Lela Rochon is Jeff's sexy nurse
** The announcer at the mall when Jeff's friend impersonated Meteor Man was an unbilled Chris Tucker.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The greatest triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Imagine how interesting the movie would have went if the Golden Lords leader used Meteor Man's powers in a less noble manner than how Jefferson uses them.