This movie has Acamedy Award porn written all over it – except for the fact that it won’t win (maybe a BAFTA though if the Brits don’t think Boyhood is good enough and they don’t fall into the trap of thinking Birdman is better than it is – I’ll get to that). Tackling multiple issues at once, The Imitation Game is as genius as Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) portrayal of Alan Turing.
Since I am a little frustrated as I write this, the first thing we are shown is that there are only a handful of people in the world that are completely passionate to a fault about what they do. This causes an unwavering drive to solve the big problem instead of creating a temporary fix for whatever issue is being addressed. You can’t just say you are the best in the world at something because of your past achievement, you must continuously prove to yourself that you are the best.
Alan Turing knew what his purpose in life was – to end the war and he stopped at nothing to do so. Well he was a very anti-social and standoffish at the beginning once people realized his legacy of intelligence, people weren’t so quick to judge him and he made true friends. Its really sad, but world peace will never be achieved if people continuously dislike people who are different from them.
Along with intelligence in his passioned subject, Alan Turing also found that his sexual preferences could get him sent to jail, or even killed. This is the most ridiculous
thing ever believed by anyone – if you can’t accept somebody for who they are, you can’t accept yourself.
Congratulations world… you killed one of the most brilliant people to ever live. I wonder what he would have done, if he had the opportunity to live even longer than he did.
Make better choices and fight for something you are passionate about that helps the world, not something that harms the people in it.
By: Jonny Havey | Director & Producer