I was all set to belittle this new Amazing Spider-Man trailer for being really emo and mopey, but then it featured Andrew Garfield as Spidey making a quip (sure, it was a quip we’ve seen already, but I’ll take it). And then the trailer started showing Spidey making some incredibly Spider-man-ish poses. And then it started showing some new bits of action scenes, many of which actually look pretty freaking awesome. So I really don’t have anything to bitch about here. I have no idea how good the movie will or will not be, but damn, this trailer genuinely made me want to see it. Totally makes up for shoving Peter Parker’s tiny penis in my face yesterday (metaphorically speaking).
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.