Maybe it's just me or it happens to you guys as well, but I have loved reading biographies of famous people in the form of a comic book. Einstein, H. C. Andersen, Edison, Isaac Newton, you name it! So when movies like The Imitation Game suddenly appeared in the cinemas, I wouldn't think twice to watch it. Sadly, when it first appeared, I was so busy with college and had no time to go to the cinema. Only few days ago when I stayed over at Eri's house I watched this movie and honestly saying... it made me go so emotional. I can't stop frowning through the film. And when I told you I went so emotional, believe me I did. I cried hard until the end of the movie. Maybe it's the music. But one thing for sure I cry over the fact that Alan Turing took his own life at such young age because he couldn't stand the hormonal therapy given by the government. Such loss could have been prevented if homosexual weren't considered a criminal. Even though now UK has legalized gay marriage since 2013 and has granted royal pardon to Turing, I might as well agree to what Benedict has to say about it; it's too little too late. Imagine if Turing didn't commit suicide, things would have been a little bit different I believe.
I always have a thing for English movies because just like any other people out there, I fall in love with their accent. Though there are times I don't understand what they're saying in the movies and that I still need subtitles (in English, of course) to fully understand the movie, but I have learned to listen carefully and enjoy the movie better. So you can tell how excited I am when I know the setting in this movie took place in England. I totally hypnotized by Benedict Cumberbatch's acting. He can pull off the image of Alan Turing really well. In the end of the movie, he makes me cry a river when he says he doesn't want to be lonely and that he prefers to take the hormonal therapy than be imprisoned for two years and be separated from Christopher, the machine he made to break Enigma's code. I'm so glad this movie doesn't turn its objectives into a romance movie. It sticks to its original plot.
I never get bored re-watching this movie over and over again. Definitely 9.5/10.