Wow. As well-made and enthusiastic as this fan-constructed Mega Man movie trailer is–especially the robots and special effect–I just can’t get past how terrifyingly unpleasant Dr Wily is to look at. Unsettling, but that seems what they were going for (also, the girl who plays Roll has an awesomely appropriate blank-eyed expression, conveying the utter lack of neural activity). If so, great job–I’m certainly rooting for Mega Man, especially if he’s been updated with the technology to duck. Thanks to Josh for the tip.
Update: Now with working video. That might help somewhat.
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.