The Imitation Game Catches Viewers Off Guard

The Imitation Game Catches Viewers Off Guard

Blaine Bass, Reporter

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was an interesting film. The trailers advertised the story of the brilliant Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) who cracked the impossible German Nazi code from WWII.

It did tell that story, yet by the end of the film it was obvious that the plot behind the movie was something else. It seemed to focus equally on the main character being a homosexual in secret, as it did on the most incredible invention at the time, and being the father of computers.

There was not really a happy climax to the film. It seemed to be masked with sympathy and pity, instead of joy, which actually better portrays WWII. The cinematography varied from past and present in telling the story, giving dates and locations throughout the movie.

By the end it was an alright movie, I left almost wanting to know more about breaking the code and the war instead of the harsh conditions that homosexuals went through in that time period. The title of “The Imitation Game” obviously portrays not hiding behind enemy war codes, but hiding the sexuality of himself.