The Imitation Game Review


Ehan Umatiya, Reporter

The Imitation Game is a movie directed by Morten Tyldum and is based on a true story where mathematician Alan Turing who has been recruited by the MI6 to decipher the German Enigma Machine which was deemed to be unbreakable in World War II. He works in Bletchley Park with four others who are John Cairncross, Peter Hinton, Hugh Alexander, and Joan Clarke.

As Alan works to solve the Enigma code he harbors a deep secret. Since he is homosexual he can be sentenced to prison since it is illegal to be gay in Great Britain. As Alan embarks on an extreme adventure he has one goal: to shorten the war by two years and save millions of lives. I liked this movie because Benedict Cumberbatch who plays as Alan Turing embraced his character and going to his smallest details like for example in the graphic novel Alan had a stuttering problem when he spoke and Cumberbatch paid attention to that and in the movie he had a stuttering problem and so he makes Turing more realistic and he portrayed his emotions as the movie went on.

What I also liked about the movie is how emotional and complex the storyline was and how it put you in for a loop and how there few differences between the movie and in the real world for example in the movie the machine that was used to decipher the Enigma was called Christopher named after Turing’s first love interest when he was still in school when actually it was called the Bombe also it was shown in the movie that Turing was really secretive with the fact that he was gay but in real life he was proud that he was gay almost flamboyant. In general, the movie and the book are very similar. Overall, I really liked the movie and recommend it to anyone who likes history and or about World War II. See More Information