? None of the TV spots for nerdy movies really blew me away last night, but the Captain America trailer was the one that made me most excited for the movie. Now, that might be because there’s not been a Cap trailer before, so this was the first look. However, I’m also super-impressed at how well done pre-Super Soldier Serum Steve Rogers looks, as well as the Red Skull. You didn’t miss him, did you?
?No worries, I got your back. Jesus, he looks great. All right, the other two trailers after the jump.
? The Thor TV spot was nice, but it wasn’t nearly as exciting as the actual trailer, so I wasn’t blown away. I will say that I liked the joke at the end — it’s nice to know that Thor won’t be totally morose and likable enough to engage in a bit of banter with Jane Foster.
? I’ve seen some people say the Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon trailer was awesome, and… I don’t know. I can’t derive any pleasure from watching any Michael Bay Transformers footage, apparently. There are some explosions and the Beef and that new blonde girl and some robots I can’t recognize and nothing about this made me want to see the movie. Gold help me, I had to watch the trailer four times before I could even tell that was Optimus Prime at the end. Really.
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.