Hello fellow moviegoers!
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keiry Knightley. It is the story of Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), who is this mathematical genius who is brought on to help crack the German Enigma code and basically win WWII. The hard part is, anytime they get anywhere near breaking the code, it changes. It would literally change every night at midnight and they would have to start completely over. But then, Turing has an idea. What if there was a machine that could adapt to these new codes, and even crack them instantly. Could he create the first computer?
The movie was incredibly enjoyable, and moving. It was really cool to get a look at the side of WWII that you never really see on the big screen. We've seen the war-epics, we've seen the POW stories, but now we get to see it from a different perspective.
Benedict Cumberbatch played mathematician Alan Turing in this movie, and he was brilliant in it. He conveyed the personality of Turing so well. Throughout the film there are flashbacks of when he was a kid. What happens in these flashbacks really develops that character. Cumberbatch not only does a great job portraying his character in that time, but you can also see the effects of these childhood memories on him as an adult. I honestly cannot imagine anybody else playing Alan Turing.
I was pretty surprised by the performance Keiry Knightley gave. In most movies she's in, she gives decent performances, but this one just blew those out of the water. She was so great in this movie, I think she has an honest shot at winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year.
It was really neat to see a movie about WWII from a different perspective. The story in this movie was great. Turing had to go through so much, and you're sitting there watching him try to explain why his machine will work to these people, and they just don't get it. You almost get as frustrated as he does. Seeing all the things he has had to work through, I really believe his story is one that needs to be told in classrooms everywhere. People should know him, just as much as they know Oskar Schindler, or Douglas McArthur. This story is truly inspiring.
Overall, this movie was brilliant. The story was awe-inspiring, the acting was tremendous on all parts, and it was very well paced. Definitely have to recommend it to everybody!
What did you think of The Imitation Game? Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch could win Best Lead Actor? Let me know by commenting on this post!
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