So what Michael Bay pretty much did to Transformers, this insanely awesome fan video does to My Little Pony — i.e., a Bay-directed movie based on the pretty and venerable girls’ toys. However, unlike Transformers, this is pretty fucking awesome, possibly because the horses look more like My Little Ponies than Bay’s Transformers look like actual Transformers. Meanwhile, all I can do is think of horrible taglines for the movie: ? THIS IS A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR ? THESE HORSES BEAT YOU DEAD ? YOU CAN’T HOLD THESE HORSES ? THIS SUMMER, THERE’S NO MORE HORSIN’ AROUND
And my personal favorite: ? IT’S TIME FOR EARTH TO PONY UP
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.