- "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:
- Drake Bell, who plays a parody of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, would go on to voice Spidey for real in the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series, which is practically a parody of Spider-Man. This might seem less hilarious after Marvel paid him to dub over Spidey's guest spots in the more-serious The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!.
- Drake Bell and Tobey Maguire share the same birthdate.
- The Norman Osborn parody has a terminal illness. Flash-forward to 2012...
- 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.
- 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.
YMMV / Superhero Movie