The first trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman came out yesterday, and I hope I’m not alone in saying “What the fucking fuck is going on here.” Why are there giant ogres? Why is Snow White running around in armor leading an army? Did this trailer rip its exploding ravens off that Dungeon Siege 3 trailer? And why are we pretending that Kristen Stewart is more attractive than Charlize Theron? I mean, that’s not fantasy, that’s just bullshit. I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure this is all Tim Burton’s fault.
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.