So after the international trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the Korean trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, why not go for three with this new international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man? Although it’s mostly the same footage, I found it overall a lot more appealing than the U.S. trailer — I honestly don’t know if it’s the new footage, or it just has better pacing, or if the first trailer was just fucked by me seeing it so quickly after the Avengers trailer. Probably the latter. Olivia Wilde could have offered to give me a tongue bath after I saw the Avengers trailer and I’d have been like, “Yeah, in a few minutes, I just want to pause and see if I can figure out what’s riding the flying motorcycle thing.”
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.