“The Imitation Game” is a story that takes place during the World War II. The Germans have this machine called as “The Enigma”. It was a message encryption machine believed to be uncrackable. Its like the fate of the free world, the key to defeating the Nazis is cracking the Enigma code. Problem is that the code resets everyday. Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) gets this idea “What-If I could build a machine that adapts to every code that enigma ever generates, forever” and that’s ultimately the movie.
Alan Turing was an ultra, mega, super genius and an amazing engineer, perhaps making the single biggest contribution to ending World War II, according to Winston Churchill. Turing helped shorten the war by an estimated 2-5 years by cracking intercepted coded messages from German forces. Sadly he is also known as man whom society did not treat well during his lifetime because he was ‘Gay’ and at that time being so was actually illegal. He was a brilliant mathematician, a war hero and he led a short but full life.
The Imitation Game is absolutely fantastic even though practically no physical action happens in the film, it is enthralling. Benedict is absolutely fantastic as Alan Turing. He is fully flushed out, believable completely different character that actually existed in real life. I know, American Sniper was also about a guy that really lived but Hey! This is the Oscars “We don’t make up original stories we just deal with things that already happened”. Keira Knightley is also in this movie and she also gives a great performance. I have only really seen her in Pirates of the Caribbean. She does a fantastic job in this movie.
I have heard a lot of people say that Amy from gone girl was this strong and powerful women character that women should look up to. No, that is crazy psychopath, that’s like men should be Christian Bale from American Psycho. Keira Knightley is strong, intelligent, independent woman who girls can look up to and be proud.
The score to the film is beautiful, If I am not mistaken this is the director’s first English-speaking film, everything else he has done is in another language. Just confirmed that on IMDB.
I don’t really have anything negative to say about this film except for this one part where they show a part of Bombed out Britain, I think they lingered on for too long but its like ,maybe 30 seconds too long.
I don’t really want to tell you what happens in the movie except for that it’s about “Code Breaking” and that’s all I really want to tell you. There are a lots of interesting clichés that this movie takes into a very very fun riot. This film very strongly dealt with sexism in a very mature interesting way, It’s really a story that needed to be told. I mean it literally needed to be told, most people don’t know about it. This movie was a true story that was classified for years and years and years and some years ago it was released to the general public. So, most people don’t really know about it. I didn’t know who Alan Turing was, and now I am so grateful that men like him exist
It is incredibly emotional, I cried like two times, the last time I really cried at a movie was “The Woman in Black II” as to how incredibly bad it was. This is a great film and deserves the praise that it is getting. There is one quote from the movie that is very apt for the director.
“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”