Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Math Genius in ‘The Imitation Game’ [WATCH VIDEO]
If you think about that one on-the-rise actor who excels in exuding how much of a genius he is, there’s only one name that comes to mind — Benedict Cumberbatch. You’ve seen him play as Sherlock Holmes, and now you will see him play as Alan Turing in World War II drama pic — “The Imitation Game.” Read on for further details.
In times of great wars, there are two are two kinds of soldiers: the thinkers and the doers. The doers are those who are in the front lines, facing the enemy head on, while the thinkers are the ones who come up with strategies to end the war for good, with them on the winning side. In the latest biopic British actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars in, he becomes the ultimate thinker, Alan Turner, an English Mathematician and Logician in “The Imitation Game.”
“It doesn’t matter how smart you are. Enigma’s always smarter.” With that quotation, Cinema Blend relayed that “The Imitation Game” takes place during the apex of the Second World War wherein strategies are required heavily, and British Intelligence brings in their A game by recruiting a team of highly intellectual mathematicians and problem-solving addicts led by Alan Turing (Cumberbatch). They have one goal — cracking Enigma — a machine invented and used by the Germans to relay encoded messages from their main command centers to the field soldiers. With high hopes achieving such information, they could radically abbreviate the duration of the worldwide conflict, ultimately saving thousands of lives — both civilian and allied.
Instead of having a war film being centered on explosions and gun shots, “The Imitation Game” tackles the side of reality in a war zone. Based on the biography adaptation of Andrew Hodges and directed by Mortel Tyldum, the movie will do more than just boggle your minds. It will also stir your hearts in manifold ways as you bear witness to the tribulations of true-to-life genius Alan Turing. According to Screen Rant, expect a riveting acting by Cumberbatch. The film is touring numerous film festivals and has managed to obtain various praises with majority of them anchored on the positivity of his “powerful central performance.”
Opposite Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and James Northcote stars as the other brilliant mathematicians with Mark Strong playing as the Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service during the period of the Second World War. “The Imitation Game” opens in UK theaters on November 14, 2014 and U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2014.
That concludes our preview of Alan Turing’s biopic “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.
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