Movie My Way: The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game is a film about the now well known mathematician Alan Turing and his quest with the help of the British government to break the once thought unbreakable Enigma device that the Germans used for all military communication during World War II. I tend to grow tired of films set in World War II just because of the sheer amount of needless destruction and death these films convey. To an extent, this film doesn’t focus so much on the fighting but the “back office” of the war and takes an interesting look into what goes on. Having not lived through a war on our own soil, it is hard to imagine what life was like living in England during this time. The threat of bombing attacks daily with not knowing where your next meal may come from are aspects we tend to forget. I appreciated seeing this side of things and made both my wife and I wonder how the government and military leaders of Germany thought it was okay to wipe out almost all of Europe for whatever reason. I am sure there are volumes written about this topic out there but it is just hard for our brains to grasp at times. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Mr. Turing, does a wonderful job as the brilliant mathematician and forefather to the modern computer. It is unfortunate that it took the British government and monarchy so long to recognize his accomplishments just for the fact that they couldn’t get over who he chose to sleep with.
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