The Imitation Game is a movie about the British mathematician Alan Turing who cracked the Enigma Code in the World War II. The Theory of Everything is about the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Both the films have British heroes played by wonderful actors playing characters suffering from dramatic conditions. Turing is trying hard to keep anonymity for the sake of his homosexuality. While Hawking is struggling to rise above the decline of his body due to his disease by making his mind way almost superhuman.
Benedict Cumberbatch Fits the Role Perfectly
Cumberbatch’s acting ability has a very wide range, from playing a Star Trek Villain to a Middle Earth Dragon. But it seems like he was born to play the role of Turing in The Imitation Game. The mathematician was decent, shy, bad at telling jokes, and likes to challenge himself to get the job done.
A Different Stephen Hawking
Eddie Redmayne fits the role of Stephen Hawking in the film. He is charming at first and later on your can see the turmoil as he lets his mind outrun the decline of his body.
This movie is not simply about how Hawking went through the medical condition and how smart it is. This movie doesn’t aim to make you pity the genius. This film shows you another side of the person who came up with the space-time theory. It shows you Hawking’s humanity.