The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a genius mathematician enlisted in spy games by the government.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a genius mathematician enlisted in spy games by the government.

As if Benedict Cumberbatch could play a dull row, he hasn’t yet. In this movie he outdoes himself again. As Alan Turing, the audience gets a fresh view of discrimination and politics taking full advantage of someone before destroying them. Based on a true story, Cumberbatch performs exceptionally, as do all the players in this film (except the children). Keira Knightley joins the ranks as his romantic involvement, Joan Clarke, playing his fiance in order to elude others of what is considered tabu in 1939, and still today. An incredible mathematician, the British MI6 makes Alan an offer he can’t refuse, and when he fails to play by the rules, they come to realize that his thinking process being so different from their own is exactly what makes him exceptional. They involve him in analyzing Enigma, a message system the Germans used during the war to transmit secret codes. By normal man’s standards, solving one puzzle would take 20,000 years by sorting through the process. With the code changing on a daily basis, this puzzle seems unsolvable. But by someone who thinks outside the box, as this promising mathematician, this is the perfect challenge for him. What he doesn’t count on is the challenge of being what comes so natural to others — an acceptable member of the heterosexual society. This movie is perfect for those who appreciate reality and dissecting humankind, along with the affects of selfish men when publicity and notoriety take precedence. I give this movie 8.5 Stars

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