the imitation game – aka… the voight-kampff

The Imitation Game is a sort of biopic, but more of a historical drama that revolves around a team of British intellectuals that are tasked with cracking the German Nazi’s Enigma Code. The team is lead by the pioneer computer scientist Alan Turing. The film stars; The film stars; Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Rory Kinnear.

The good; we all know the ending, the code is broken and the Allies defeat the Axis in World War II, yet I was on the edge of my seat. That sir, is good film-making.
They managed to put doubt and tension into scenes where I already knew the outcome. Everyone involved did a great job.

The bad; with all films that are based on true stories, the film takes creative liberties. It all works for the best in the end, but don’t be a stupid blinded viewer and use the movie as historical facts instead of reading a book.

They might’ve played Turing a little heavy, borderline autism… it’s exaggerations but apparently that’s not a hundred percent accurate.

Overall, very well done. I’m glad I was able to catch this one in the theatres. Cumberbatch is always great, and Keira Knightley wasn’t horrible, she’s rather acceptable in this role. Good job Morten Tyldum helming as director, and great screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.
It’ll be curious to see what The Imitation Game wins for the Oscars.

Fade out-
Eugene

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