Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Imitation Game

My Thoughts:

-    This was a good movie. It was well done and had a lot going for it.

-    The casting was great! Benedict Cumberbatch delivered a stunning performance. It was a different kind a role for him, and he was amazing as usual.

-    I'm not a Keira Knightley fan, but she didn't bug me so much in this one. There was a moment when she jutted her pointy chin forward and talked through her teeth. But overall, I didn't mind her in the film.

-    I loved the two guys from Downton Abbey! It is always fun to see Downton cast in anything.

-    This movie really made me think. It boggled the brain a little. I didn't know the English cracked the German code earlier in the war. I can't imagine having to make to make the choices they did. I question whether they had the right to do it, whether it was ethical, and if it was necessary. Only can God can judge that I think. 

-    I love that the German's hailing Hitler is what brought them down. Oh the irony! 

-    I felt so bad for Alan. He had so much going against him. I really wish he had been treated differently. I can't believe the doctors and government used to treat people like that. It is really sad. 

-    I feel like the ending was a little weird. The bit of text at the end made me feel like it was making the movie all about Gay rights, but the movie was so much more than that. Yes, there is the message of equality and such, but there was SO much more going on in the movie as well: friendship, choices, knowledge, hope, etc. I don't feel like it was fair to wrap up the whole movie with one point. 

-    The young Alan was amazing as well. He really captured the mannerisms and everything of Benedict Cumberbatch. I wonder if they worked together to get the character down. 

-    Overall it is a great movie, and I'd definitely watch it again. 


  1. I think I need to see this one again. :)

  2. I think this movie would be a little too dry for me. It bothers me that they turned a war movie into a gay rights movie but since I'll probably never watch it I'm fine with that.

  3. Good review. I agree with almost everything you said, except that I like Keira Knightley, so she never bothers me.