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One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about 30 seconds. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the dreaded Golden Lords.Written by
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[Jefferson Reed a.k.a. The Meteor Man walks into the community center where most of the residents are having a meeting. They have decided to vote as whether or not he should leave the neighborhood after failing to protect them from the neighborhood gang, The Golden Lords, earlier that day]
You don't have to vote. I'll leave. I'm sorry about what happened to the neighborhood tonight, but I feel even sorrier watching what's going on in this room. How can we stop the crime and the gangs if we act ...
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UK version was edited (14 sec.) to secure a 'PG' rating:
[74 mins] Remove backward kick to man's stomach (3.02 sec.)
[77 mins] Remove sight of man's arm being broken over bonnet of car (2.48 sec.)
Before Black Panther, Blade, and Spawn hit the big screen and before Steel, there was Meteor Man. It wasn't much of a movie but I appreciate the effort.
Townsend wanted to introduce the world to a black superhero and he did. Too bad the movie was wack. And I hate even saying that but it was. The special effects were weak, the story was eh, and the action was really bad.
At the beginning I thought MM was going for comedy and it would have been a lot better if it did but he attempted to make it serious all to often and that's where the movie ran into problems. As a legit superhero movie, even in 1993, this movie had no shot of being taken seriously so it's only option was as a spoof or comedy. Because The Meteor Man swung to the serious side it made the movie awkward.
I liked the idea of a black superhero--however improbable one could become a superhero by being hit by a meteor--the execution just wasn't there.
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