THE IMITATION GAME (2014) – My rating: 9/10

TheImitationGameChanges are, you’ve not heard much about this movie. It wasn’t aggressively advertised. The Imitation Game is based on a true story and takes place during World War II.  Britain obtained a most fascinating machine built by the Germans that allowed the Nazis to send daily messages depicting when and where the next attacks would take place.  This device is called the Enigma, which was impossible to decode.  A team of mathematical genius’ were formed to try to break the code and counter the attacks.  Alan Turing, excellently played by Benedict Cumberbatch, was hired to join the team but controversy surrounded his every move.  Kira Knightly played Joan Clarke, Alan’s love interest.  The acting was excellent as The Imitation Game, served to explain a most important part of this historic and tragic time, as well as entertain it’s audience in the process.  Yet another brilliantly told story as a result of Nazi Germany.  It’s too bad these German minds were put to such evil deeds.  The Enigma, one of many, was smuggled out of Germany and into the hands of the British.  The Imitation Game was mostly about Alan, who professed to be the one person intelligent enough to fulfill the task.  As the story advances, we learn Alan has social and metal restrictions that made him an unlikable chap.  Kira Knightly put up with all Alan’s issues and was a fellow master mind and member of the team.  I think this brilliantly told story will give you much school for thought.  The Imitation Game is made up of a very believable and fantastic cast of characters.  I felt as though I was there, experiencing the frustrations and attitudes of the officials and team.  Don’t miss this important piece of history and the injustices that made up man’s thinking in those most difficult times.  I smell Oscar for this director, Morten Tyldum and actors,  Benedict Cumberbatch, Kira Knightly and Matthew Goode.

THE IMITATION GAME is nominated for Best Picture, Directing, Best Actor, Best Actress, Film Editing, Music: Original Score, Production Design, Adapted Screenplay (writing).

 

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