I finally got my “round to it” and watched The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch on Netflix. I have to admit that the actor more than the story line is what grabbed me.
The movie was gripping – a very well told story. Turing was so obviously autistic it was painful. The homosexual twist was not exactly shocking, but I was pleased with how it was covered – not lewd/crude, but matter of fact and certainly not central. Although the movie could have ended much earlier than all the homosexual political stuff – however, I do understand why Hollywood included it. I can’t fault them for using their medium for political agendas.
This is definitely an adult movie for many reasons, but mostly because it’s slow and complex. Kids won’t necessarily be able to follow it. I liked it, and would probably watch it again sometime.
Cumberbatch was great in this role. I do like that actor. He’s not overly handsome, but he is a really believable actor. I find that skill level fascinating to watch.