? The new trailer for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is out, and I really don’t have the words to describe how much I hate the accelerator suits. It’s basically turned G.I. Joe into another shitty Matrix rip-off. Oh, and I’d like to point out that in the live-action movie, Cobra has destroyed the Eiffel Tower, while in Resolute, they fucking blew up Moscow. Advantage: Resolute.
? Here’s the good Transformers 2 trailer I promised you the other day. In regards to the argument raging in the comments of that article, I’m with the haters (obviously) — yes, the original G1 Transformers cartoon could be goofy as shit, but it could also be awesome. Frankly, I think the Transformers had better characterization than G.I. Joe or Thundercats, but in the movie they had no personalities at all. Also, Spike was a damn sidekick in the cartoon; would you really rather watch the Beef’s first days in college, or, you know… giant robots?
? And here’s the first pic from Iron Man 2, which I wasn’t going to bother with until I saw all the Iron Man armors behind Stark. The fact that the classic comic was is in there makes me tingly. See, G.I. Joe and Transformers? You don’t have to be slavishly devoted to the original. Just understand the original, and throw us a goddamn bone.
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.