Turns out I do. Because every new frame I see from the Dragonball: Evolution movie is a tiny knife in my soul, which hurts quite a bit, let me tell you. Above is one of five character spots from the United Kingdom, each terrible in their own way, but all with a horrible movie clich? (“in this world, nothing is as it seems!”). I included Goku’s because it shows how lame the “big finish” of the final fight against Piccolo is going to be, but if you want to experience real pain, head over to MovieWeb and watch the “Roshi” commercial. I’m going to do something slightly less masochistic, like pour bleach into my eyes.
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.