“Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.”
What’s it about?
Tells the story of Alan Turing, a genius mathematician who loves crossword puzzles more than Ross Geller. Oh yeah, he also led a team that broke the unbreakable German code, Enigma, and helped the Allies win the Second World War.
Who’s in it?
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Tywin Lannister and Ozymandias from Watchmen.
Why should I watch it?
+ Cumberbatch really has playing the whole highly intelligent but socially awkward characters locked down
+ Anyone know if Doctor Strange is a bit like that or is he more Tony Stark?
+ Charles Dance just oozes authority, he completely reminds you of Twyin
+ Always a pleasure to watch Mark Strong (When he’s not repeatedly getting jizzed on by elephants)
+ Kiera Knightly also gave a solid performance but the director of Begin Again will probably disagree with me
+ Divided in three parts (childhood, during the war and after the war)
+ So it doesn’t only show how this man does but also how he came to be
+ Briefly touches on gender discrimination but mainly focuses on homophobia
+ While sprinkling the message that it’s good to be different
+ An interesting moral dilemma pops up after breaking the code
+ Action or inaction? Do you save the lives of many while sacrificing the lives of few?
+ Hard not to be touched by his story by the end of the movie, nearly had me tearing up
+ The story contains fascinating and interesting material and actually made me research more about Turing and his work during WWII
+ Love it when a film does that
+ When you think about it, some of us probably won’t even be here if it wasn’t for him
+ And those who are might not have computers, which isn’t as bad as death, but it’s pretty damn close
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– There’s no closure with Twyin’s character and he just kinda disappears like looking in another direction while talking to Batman
– Harsh reminder of how awful we used to treat mental illness or things we thought were mental illness back then
As this story proves, not every story has a happy ending. It’s fucking sad how his country failed this guy, despite of everything he did, because of narrow minded laws at the time. He basically saved a society that doesn’t even tolerate him.
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