…but it sure helps! This new, all-ages appropriate Kick-Ass trailer was released on Friday, and, as good as it is, I was still more interested in the giant AT-AT toy. Please forgive me. The best part about this is all the oblivious parents who will watch this trailer, assume it’s a superhero movie that their kids can see, and will drop them off when it comes out to be subjected to its massive, insane gore. I’m sure this won’t cause any problem whatsoever. Whee!
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.