Oct 292015
 

The Meteor Man is hardly a good movie but it has its charms and I can see why it has somewhat of a following of late. It’s a Robert Townsend pet project but I think it would’ve serviced the movie more if he decided to not also star. As it is, I suppose its passable entertainment but nothing more.

 

 

The Meteor Man
(1993)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Olive Films | PG – 109 min. – $29.95 | October 27, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Robert Townsend
Writer(s): Robert Townsend (written by)
Cast: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Bill Cosby, Don Cheadle, Frank Gorshin, Sinbad

DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: None
Disc Size: 22.2 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


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PLOT SYNOPSIS

Jefferson Reed (ROBERT TOWNSEND) is a shy and retiring schoolteacher who gains mysterious super powers when he’s struck by a meteor fragment, uses those powers to help his neighborhood combat gang crime. Jefferson’s courage will be tested as his super powers diminish and he must decide when true strength really lies.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

The only feature included is the film’s Theatrical Trailer (1:15; HD).


VIDEO – 3.5/5

Olive Films releases The Meteor Man shown in its original theatrical 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture quality is fair enough with decent detail though there is some minor grain and I did notice some instances of scratches and dirt marks, so although not perfect, it’s a fine transfer.

AUDIO – 3.5/5

The disc comes with the usual, for Olive Films, DTS-HD MA 2.0 track which is serviceable but nothing remarkable. The dialogue sounded clear enough but where the track falters is with the depth and the more action-oriented scenes. There was some minor hissing in a few instances but for the most part it’s an OK lossless track.



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, The Meteor Man is hardly a good movie but it has its charms and I can see why it has somewhat of a following of late. It’s a Robert Townsend pet project but I think it would’ve serviced the movie more if he decided to not also star. As it is, I suppose its passable entertainment but nothing more. The Blu-ray released by Olive Films is basic with only the trailer and so-so video and audio transfers.

 

Published: 10/29/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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