Watchmen director really likes owls. I assume. He’s making a movie about nothing but owls. Good owls. Evil owls. Ambivalent owls. It’s called Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, and it’s based on some children’s fantasy books which are also presumably entirely about owls. I’m all for bringing more fantasy to movie theaters, but… that’s a lot of fucking owls. I mean, way more owls than I’m comfortable with, for sure. It doesn’t help that Ga’hoole sounds like a euphemism for some kind of depraved sex act, like “And when no one was looking, I stuck my penis right inside the owl’s ga’hoole.”
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.