Dear everyone who thinks I’m a soulless, talentless hack who hates everything — I don’t actually hate everything. And contrary to popular belief, I’ve never actually hated The Dark Knight Rises; I’ve just thought that most of the film’s trailers have been shitty and boring and haven’t made me excited for the film. But lest you think I’m impossible to please, watch this new DKR trailer from Nokia:
I have zero problems with this trailer. It’s action-packed, has plenty of Batman, sets up his battle with Bane well, there’s no chorus of children singing gibberish — it’s all good. It genuinely makes me excited to see The Dark Knight Rises. So there. Of course, it’s a little weird that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is talking and hanging out unsupervised with young boys, but this trailer is good enough that I’m going to give the scene the benefit of the doubt.
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.