Remember how I brought you the bad news that Dolph Lungren would “star” in Uwe Boll’s direct-to-DVD sequel to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, succinctly titled In the Name of the King 2: A Dungeon Siege Tale: Two Worlds (or, as it’s apparently known in France, In the Name of the King 2: A Dungeon Siege Tale: King Rising)? Well, the trailer is out, and I don’t want to rock anybody’s world, but it looks kind of terrible. I do appreciate Dolph Lundgren’s performance as the modern soldier teleported through cheap, ’90s basic cable special effects into a world of equally cheap, ’90s basic cable medieval fantasy, a performance which seems to be consist entirely of an equal mix of confusion and annoyance. Although if I found myself starring in a shitty Uwe Boll movie, I’d be confused and annoyed as well, so maybe acting has nothing to do with it. (Via Twitch)
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.