Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as pioneering and unjustly prosecuted computer scientist Alan Turing, The Imitation Game has been squarely established as a key player in this year’s awards race. That means it can be easy to talk about Cumberbatch’s Oscar chances rather than the film itself. But set aside questions about awards for now. Focus instead on the fact that there’s a big movie about a man who has long been celebrated in scientific circles, and who is also known for his sexuality and the shameful way he was treated by his country because of it. See a final Imitation Game trailer below.
This is a minute-long trailer, so it hits the high beats, throws out some critical praise, and gets out. As I’ve said before I like this trend of one-minute trailers more and more. It’s a good way to remind audiences of the movie, but not badger us all with extensive plot details and big emotional moments.
The Imitation Game opens on November 28 in the US. Trailer via YouTube.
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In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.