Superhero Movie is a spoof comedy film that spoofs superhero films, mainly the first Spider-Man, following in the footsteps of the Scary Movie series of comedies, with which the movie's poster shares a notable resemblance. It mainly parodies the first Spider-Man in the way that Airplane! parodied Zero Hour!. The film also contains some homages to Airplane! and The Naked Gun such as how the actor, Leslie Nielsen, who played Dr. Rumack in Airplane!, plays Rick Riker's uncle in Superhero Movie.