And I didn’t mention it, because every single news site in existence did a report on it. You knew it happened, and while I could have told you again, I wouldn’t really have anything to add to the subject, so I didn’t mention it. That’s how TR works, people — at least in my head, and since I’m the guy typing and not wearing pants, what I say goes.
I will, however, show you the above clip from the movie, which looks better than I had expected. Then you should head over to New York magazine’s 15 most hilarious screengrabs from the unfinished workprint that got online, because it is awesome and fills me with joy. I know people are freaking out because the movie seems terrible, but I’m quit content to wait until the real version hits theaters so I can hate the movie the way the studio and God intended.
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.