Sacr? mackerel! Topless Roboteer Jay D. alerted to me to this new French trailer for G.I. Joe 2, which is a lot like the first American trailer, but with a small but tasty portion of new scenes. I tell you, even these few new shots made more excited than anything I saw in the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer from this morning. Now, you can attribute that to a major character flaw on my part — you wouldn’t be the first or the last — but I have to think it’s partially because Retaliation is surpassing its original (admittedly awful) predecessor, while Amazing Spidey seems only to be staying the course. Either way, it’s sad that a single new angle of Cobra Commander in his mask can make blow my mind with awesomeness while every single shot of the Lizard just makes me shrug my shoulders.
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.