The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Biography, Thriller
I was tentative about watching this movie because I knew what had happened to Alan Turing beforehand. I am glad I did watch this as it was informative, entertaining, captivating and surprisingly uplifting even through the darker tones surrounding the narrative. Benedict Cumberbatch was stunning as Alan Turing 😀 ! He was believable, relatable, made you feel so much for Alan and was probably one of his best performances 🙂 . Keira Knightley was also good in this film along with the other great British cast in this film who are quite recognisable for being in period dramas 🙂 . The setting and costumes were typical of the era and gave a good aesthetic appeal to the film. I really liked how this movie built up, I loved the clip of the war that was slotted into the narrative and I liked the relationship between Alan and Joan 🙂 My favourite scene in this film was when they finally break the Enigma code and the aftermath that came from the initial joy. The narratorial style that flowed over the entire movie worked as it made you more involved and connected to the tale. I also loved the fact this film was not as depressive as I thought it would be 😀 . A truly deserving film about a great man, that has focused on his achievements rather than focusing in his downfall. A film I seriously recommend 😀 ! Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!