As I remain oddly unaffected by Ridley Scott’s ever-more-Alien-prequel-looking non-Alien prequel Prometheus, I figured I’d spend my time discussing the two trailers for the movie that came out this weekend, one for audiences in the U.K. and one for the U.S. The U.K. trailer is above, as it’s the much better one, and the U.S. one is after the jump. They’re actually quite similar, except the U.S. has more explosions, more people screaming at each other, spoils more of the movie’s story, and includes 100% more BRAAAAAAHHHMMs than the U.K. one. But that stands to reason. Americans can’t even tell if it’s a movie anymore if it doesn’t make the BRAAAAAAHHHMM noise. Honestly, until the BRAAAAAAHHHMM noise came on, I thought the trailer might be a commercial, a computer virus, or even some kind of digital hamburger.
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.