“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
Yes, so I finally had a chance of watching The Imitation Game. It’s a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch based on the life of Sir Alan Mathison Turing, a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. The movie is inspired from the book Alan Turing: The Enigma. You must have surely heard about The Turing Test, a very popular test/game theory given by Alan Turing himself. It is also a part of curriculum in B.Tech(Computer Science) in subject “Artificial Intelligence”. Alan Turing can be regarded as the Father of true autonomous computing.
Anyway the plots sets up in the spring of 1941, Britain was losing the war. The Germans were sinking the ship containing shipments of raw material and food send by allies for Britain. There was a huge crisis in the nation. At that point, Turing made his phenomenal accomplishment of breaking The Enigma. There was no other salvation for Britain. Once The Enigma was broken, the sinking dropped by 75 percent. The movie touches some of the personal points of Alan Turing’s life which were subject to alot of criticism during the making.
Overall, our favourite Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) has once again proven his mettle in bringing up the character so naturally on the screenplay. His dazzling performance coupled with his strong English accent, It seems like he was the only obvious choice for the role. Keira Knightley has also done a good role, although there wasn’t much for her to do in the movie. Benedict just stole everyone’s thunder with his brilliant performance.
I would mark this movie in my list as One of the Best movies of 2014. I would suggest you to watch this movie if you haven’t. It unravels some hidden aspects of History as well.
Fun-fact: British Government kept his involvement in cracking Enigma a secret for 50 years. 😮
Here is the trailer to motivate you guys to watch it:
Let me know in the comments below about your views on “The Imitation Game”. 🙂