You know, with all the bashing Prometheus has gotten recently, it’s worth remembering that Avatar was a significantly shittier movie. Thankfully the Honest Trailers guys have finally gotten around to doing their take on James Cameron’s Dances with Ferngully, and it’s… well, it’s both honest and accurate, is what it is. My immediate thought after watching it was to wonder when they’d do Prometheus, but I wonder how honestly describe a movie that makes so little sense. I figure they should just retitle it Bad Decisions in Space and leave it at that.
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.