If you awaken that beast, you'll destroy us all!
One day I’ll remember; I’ll remember everything that happened.
The good, the bad. Those who survived. And those that did not.
Ming-na Wen in NerdHQ's A Conversation with Badass Women"And I take a lot away with that, for myself. It’s a tough thing to do, I think as a woman in this business but it’s nice to come full circle where I feel like having so many women in television and movies with such a variety of strong female roles. We’ve come a long way since like, being just the housewife or something."
Best: Stephen Colbert, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett save final “Hobbit” panel
Frankly, it didn’t work for everyone, but as someone who was quite bored by the first two “Hobbit” films and their respective Comic-Con panels, the hour long goodbye for “Battle of the Five Armies” was a joy. It featured Stephen Colbert as a surprise moderator (the audience yelled “Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!” just like on the show) and featured Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis (oh, right and Peter Jackson and other cast members). Anyone who followed the last Oscar season knows Blanchett is at her peak in winning over a room and she was simply marvelously candid here. Cumberbatch didn’t get the spotlight that he found with “Penguins of Madagascar,” but he brought a bunch of laughs and swoons. And Serkis? The man had a whole Gollum bit ready for Colbert and it was perfectly hilarious. Colbert is a huge Middle Earth fan and he combined his knowledge with humor to great effect. Jackson was also smart in bringing along a gag reel combining bits from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy with “The Hobbit” that simply killed. Sure, it probably went 10 minutes too long, but Blanchett and Cumberbatch sitting next to each other chatting for an hour? That was heaven for me.
- Gregory Ellwood
Best: “Penguins of Madagascar”
Benedict Cumberbatch did a knock-up job of flirting with the entire audience during the “Penguins of Madagascar” panel, but the charm was only compounded by the fact that this spinoff of the popular “Madagascar” franchise looks super funny. The Penguins have always had a knack for undercover “work,” now expanding their universe into a high-tech realm, into other countries, introduce an whole new team of operatives and turn John Malkovich into an evil talking octopus… well, you’ve got yourself a deal, Skipper.
- Katie Hasty
It was a perfectly normal party until you saw him standing in the corner, watching you.
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holy moly, that last picture…
jfc, that’s some beautiful eye fucking right there on my dash….
I am compromised. I’ve just been eye-fucked by Luke Fitzwilliam!
Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Peter Jackson, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Benedict’s “Smart Face”