Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Grand Rounds XXVII

Grand Rounds XXVII has been posted at Over My Med Body. Get thee hence and be educated and edified!

Looking at the Grand Rounds schedule, I see that next week's edition will be at Polite Dissent, the only blog I've ever encountered that combines medical blogging with comic book blogging, dissecting the medical aspects of comic stories; for example, see here. My favorite post so far:



W.W.D.D. (What would Doom do?) Unfortunately, I didn't score more than the maximum score of 20. I must not have been Doom enough to realize that cheating and/or altering the space-time continuum to achieve my ends would both represent perfectly acceptable--nay, laudable--strategies to Doom.

Remind me sometime to blog about my 30 year comic book collecting habit. Given that my obsession started with Fantastic Four (a comic that I've collected more or less continuously since 1975, with occasional brief hiatuses during creative dry spells over the years--times when the comic truly sucked--and that I still read to this day), you can understand why I liked the Dr. Doom quiz.

In fact, I can't wait for the Fantastic Four movie that's scheduled to come out this summer, although I look forward to it with more than a little trepidation. Will it be an entertaining, exciting summer blockbuster, like the Spider-Man movies? Will it be mediocre, like The Hulk? Or will it be an outright turkey, like the Punisher movie (or, just as bad, the 1980's version with Dolph Lundgren) or Daredevil--or, even worse, a major bomb like Howard the Duck?

I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

3 example(s) of insolence returned:


At 3/29/2005 9:54 PM, Blogger Enoch Choi said...

the hulk had quite a avant-garde theatre-style stage orientation to its scenes, though. like the ending scene where hulk is trapped by his foe who's trying to suck power from him...

 

At 3/29/2005 10:12 PM, Blogger Saint Nate said...

My beef with The Hulk was that it tried to be so original and tell a movie like it was a comic book. Ultimately, though, it betrayed the very essence of the character for overpriced effects and a haphazard story.

While I loved the Spiderman and X-Men films, the other superhero movies (including Constantine) have burned me so badly I view they genre with a jaded eye.
I am, however, excited about Sin City and I'm praying Watchmen will be good.

 

At 3/30/2005 8:56 AM, Blogger Orac said...

Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing Sin City myself. It has a really cool look. On the other hand, the last movie I saw with a really cool look (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) was a big disappointment.

 

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