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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The "this is healthy cough blood," line is now a lot less funny when a decade later, an actual Spider-Man work would feature a regular Spidey supporting character, Aunt May coughing up blood as an indicator that she was infected with a terminal disease. And she doesn't make it, much like how the Aunt May parody in this film dies.
  • Ham and Cheese: Lou Landers a.k.a. The Hourglass.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Signature Scene: The "They cut through diamonds!" scene is a pretty popular image to share.
    Hourglass: Titanium blades. They cut through diamonds!
    Dragonfly: I'm not wearing any diamonds!
  • So Okay, It's Average: The most common compliment that is made of the film is that it's not nearly as stupid as it looks to those tired of Seltzer and Friedberg.
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  • Squick: Rick's uncle Albert reveals he had sex with his mother, "just like [his] father did!" Considering who the actors are that play Uncle Albert and Rick's deceased mother (Leslie Nielsen and Nicole Sullivan), this can create disturbing images.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: On Rotten Tomatoes, this film currently has the highest rating of the Scary Movie spin-offs. It has often attracted praise from even the series' most strict detractors for its surprisingly well-written story, effective deconstruction of the superhero genre and for having many Actually Pretty Funny moments.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Hourglass would actually have been a semi-decent villain in a more dramatic hero movie. A man with a terminal illness wants to suck the life out of an entire city to gain immortality? Sounds pretty intense. Not surprising this has been used by several Spider-Man villains — most notably, Vulture and Silvermane have both had plots to return their youth at the cost of someone else. Plus, he's similar to X-Men villain Omega Red, in that he has to drain people's lives or else his powers will kill him from the inside.
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