Anime, Movies

America Has Hidden Astro Boy’s Shame

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Madagascar 2 has been out for what, a week? And the teaser trailer for the American-made, CG Astro Boy movie has been in front of it all this time, yet only last night did someone get around to putting it on the intertubes. It’s not a good sign for little Astro’s popularity, that’s for sure?which is fine, because the filmmakers have already fucked it up. Astro Boy does not wear shirts, and he sure as hell does not wear pants.

I also hope this is the only time in my life where I’m pissed off because a little boy is wearing too much clothes. It’s very unsettling.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.