THE IMITATION GAME [a Film Review]

The Imitation Game is a biography-drama based on the book, Alan Turing: The Enigma, with Oscar-nominated Benedict Cumberbatch playing the titular character, Prof. Alan Turing.

The film focuses on his time as a mathematician under the British Intelligence to decrypt the infamous Enigma Code, which was used For encryption by the Nazis in World War 2, while linking traits of his behaviour to his childhood and present-day arrest.

The movie’s leads, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, delivered a marvelous performance as two closely-introverted geniuses, so much so that you will start to empathise for the ups and downs in their lives, laughing and sobbing along with their characters.

The film was crafted in a way to show Turing’s biggest turmoil was dealing with loneliness, brought about by the burden of knowing more than you should know. Unlike how people think, “knowing more” might not necessarily be “for the better”. The movie beautifully crafts a war fought behind the actual war, to deliver a war film worth watching without dwelling into action and violence.

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