Remember that bootleg Dark Knight trailer from a few days ago that I told you not to watch? Well, don’t watch this one either. Partially because it’s still filmed by an epileptic in back-left of the theater on a ’92 Sony Camcorder, and partially because it’s the “Joker-ized” version of the same trailer?where the Joker got his hands on the trailer and did his thing to it. It sounds like a cool concept, and it is a cool concept, but if you watch it?AND YOU SHOULDN’T, GODDAMMIT LISTEN TO ME?it’s execution is crap. Basically, all the Joker does is scribble over everything, draw clown faces on Bruce Wayne, arrows pointing to the Joker, glasses on Alfred (the horror!) and a bunch of bullshit scribbles everywhere else. Clever and intriguing, it is not, unless you’re a second grader who also likes scribbling in the margins of things.
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.