Jerry Bruckheimer’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie comes out today. If you don’t want to drive to a theater, pay $10 for a ticket, or spend two and a half hours, you could do a lot worse than just watching the above video. It’s a two-minute summary of PoP starring Lego, and narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal in his preposterous Persian/British accent, and what is lacks in Gyllenhaal’s spectacular abs it makes up for in Lego adorableness. Seriously. If Lego doesn’t make a Prince of Persia game, they hate joy. there’s no other explanation. (Via ToyNewsI)
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.