Actually, since Judge Dredd will probably judge the shit out of you anyways, you might as well watch this first trailer for Karl Urban’s Dredd and judge away. I think it looks pretty great, although I know jack about the original comics. About the only three things I was hoping for were 1) Karl Urban taking his helmet off as little as possible, 2) no Rob Schneider, and 3) Urban grunting “I AM THE LAW,” and in those three respects, Dredd looks like it delivers in spades. Any concerns from the peanut gallery?
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.