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Between Hollywood Shuffle and his HBO specials, Robert Townsend was a major force in comedy in the 1980's and 90's. This early attempt at showing what an African-American superhero would be like is sorely overlooked.Jefferson Reed (Townsend, who also directed, produced and wrote the film) is a high school teacher who dreams of playing jazz, stuck in a neighborhood ruled by the Golden Lords gang and drug lord Anthony Byers (Frank Gorshin, the Ridder from the 60's Batman TV show). After he stops them from raping a girl, the gang, led by Simon Caine, chases him into a dumpster. That dumpster is then hit by a meteor. Days later, he awakes in a hospital where his major injuries have already healed.The meteor also gives him powers, like x-ray vision, flight, improved strength and hearing, super speed, invulnerability, telekinesis, dog communication and the power to absorb the knowledge of books. His power set totally seems like someone rolled him up at random in the old Marvel Super-Heroes TSR role-playing game.With the help of his parents (Benson's Robert Guillaume and The Jeffersons' Marla Gibbs) and neighbor (James Earl Jones in a hilarious, wigtastic performance), Meteor Man stops 11 robberies, destroys 15 crack houses and brings the Crips (Cypress Hill!) and the Bloods (Naughty by Nature!) together. He even plants a garden in the middle of the food desert that his neighborhood has become.The Golden Lords learn who Meteor Man is, as well as the fact that his powers are fading. The community even wants him to leave to keep the gang from attacking them, but he takes the fight to the gang, despite the fact that he has no powers. He's saved by Marvin (Bill Cosby), a homeless man who has also found part of the meteor.Meteor Man finally defeats the gang, but not before his dog is fatally hurt. Marvin comes and uses the last of his powers to save the dog. Then, a gang of hitmen all attack the community - led by Luthor Vandross, no less - before Cypress Hill and Naughty by Nature come back to save everyone. Sometimes guns really do solve everything!The film is packed with stars, like Eddie Griffith as one of our hero's friends; Sinbad; Another Bad Creation as the Junior Lords; Big Daddy Kane; Don Cheadle; Tiny Lister (Zeus from No Holds Barred and Deebo from Friday); Biz Markie and Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride).Meteor Man even got a six-issue series from Marvel where he'd meet Spider-Man and Night Thrasher (who at the time was one of Marvel's most prominent African-American heroes). The comic used the original ending of the film, where Jeff discovers a larger part of the meteor in Arizona, as a plot point.I wouldn't say this is a great film, but it's entertaining and the runtime flies by. Numerous re-writes led to a script filled with plotholes and subplots that go nowhere, like Jeff being in love with his ex-girlfriend Stacy, as well as his numerous phobias. But don't let that stop you from enjoying this slice of pop culture from the early part of the 90's.
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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.
Following an encounter with a mysterious meteorite, a Washington D.C. school teacher (Robert Townsend) discovers that he has developed super powers and subsequently uses them to become a caped crusader against the forces of evil in his own inner-city community. Although the ambitious, imaginative script is loaded with misfired comedic gags, it does produce several genuinely amusing sequences--in particular, the climactic showdown between Meteor Man and his golden-haired drug lord nemesis. Biggest plus: the extremely talented (but frustratingly underused) supporting cast that reads like a Who's Who list of black television and movie greats. It includes: Bill Cosby ("The Cosby Show" and "Ghost Dad"), James Earl Jones ("The Great White Hope" and "Roots: The Next Generation"), Marla Gibbs ("The Jeffersons" and "227"), and Robert Guillaume ("Benson" and "Lean On Me").Also, it's just plain refreshing to see a 1990's larger-than-life black superhero/role model in a family-oriented film.
Omni-Man's greatest feat of strength was destroying his homeworld, Viltrum, by punching a hole through it. However, he was only able to achieve this with the help of two other Viltrumites. He's also done amazing things like deflecting a Texas-sized meteor away from Earth.
Psychokinesis (Korean: 염력; Hanja: 念力; RR: Yeomnyeok) is a 2018 South Korean superhero film written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film stars Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min, Kim Min-jae and Jung Yu-mi in the lead roles. This is director Yeon Sang-ho's second live-action film, following his live-action debut Train to Busan in 2016. It is the first South Korean superhero film, and revolves around a bank security guard who gains telekinetic superpowers after drinking water from a mountain spring affected by a meteor, and decides to use them for saving his estranged daughter and her neighborhood from an evil construction company.
Shin Roo-mi runs a successful fried chicken restaurant in Seoul. She becomes involved in a real estate battle with a mob-run construction company, Tae-san. The company plans to demolish her small business and construct a large shopping center for Chinese tourists. One night while Roo-mi is forcibly evicted from her shop by hired thugs, her mother is killed in the violent clash. Later in the hospital, the death of Roo-mi's mother is interspersed with shots of a falling meteor.
Seok-heon, a seemingly happy-go-lucky security guard who engages in petty theft, gains telekinetic powers after he drinks water from a mountain spring hit by the meteor. Roo-mi contacts Seok-heon, her estranged father, to inform him of his former wife's death and subsequent funeral. There he witnesses a confrontation between Roo-mi and President Min, who manages Tae-san's operations. Min attempts to compensate Roo-mi for her loss, but she furiously refuses and demands that he leave the premises. Seok-heon learns more about the turf war from Kim Jung-hyun, a young attorney representing the legal interests of Roo-mi and the other local shop owners. Seok-heon tries to reconnect with Roo-mi, but she is still hurt by his abandonment of her as a child. When he later tries to demonstrate his newfound ability, Roo-mi accuses Seok-heon of being an irresponsible parent.