The full trailer for the troubled movie adaptation of World War Z has finally arrived, and… I’m pretty sure I didn’t see a single zombie in it. Oh, there’s some kind of monster-people for sure — but they aren’t biting anyone or tearing anyone’s flesh off, which is the standard zombie operating procedure. About the most dangerous thing they seem to accomplish is knocking over buses by swarming it — in fact, I’m 99% sure these dudes are using the same programming of the fire ants from Indiana Jones in the Crystal Skull. So bottom line, they aren’t zombies. Seeing as I thought they looked like lemmings, the other day, let’s agree to call them “Zemmings.” So the movie has been officially retitled World War Zemmings. You have been notified.
PS — The Daily List will be posted at the end of the day, with the contest and my farewell.
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.