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First trailer for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch is here

07.21.2014

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, a man who helped to break Nazi Germany's Enigma Code during WWII. Is the following considered spoilers when it's a part of history? Regardless, Turing found himself criminally prosecuted for being homosexual and eventually killed himself in 1954.

Check out the trailer here:

I feel like if this film was made 20 years ago, the story would just focus on the Enigma machine and that would be all. As it stands, the end of Turing's life is really the whole point. We look back at a time when women or African-americans were treated so differently and think "how awful," when the gay community is still experiencing varying forms of segregation. As time goes on I hope to see the dissipation of that and I think that's why a film like THE IMITATION GAME is an important one. Politics aside, there's a slew of great actors here and given the season on which it's to be released, I wouldn't be surprised if we see an Oscar nod coming Cumberbatch's way.

THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear, will be released on November 21, 2014.

Source: Studio Canal UK

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4:36PM on 07/21/2014
Cumberbatch isn't particularly good at impersonating humans and their emotions.
Cumberbatch isn't particularly good at impersonating humans and their emotions.
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4:18PM on 07/21/2014

It's Oscar bait...

But I'm a sucker for Oscar bait about troubled geniuses.
But I'm a sucker for Oscar bait about troubled geniuses.
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3:02PM on 07/21/2014
Opening Night
Opening Night
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2:42PM on 07/21/2014
Wow. Impressive.
Wow. Impressive.
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1:46PM on 07/21/2014
Looks terrific. I enjoy Cumberbatch in more 'humanized' roles then his more action, super intelligent roles. I mean he made for a great Khan, and he is a terrific Sherlock, it's just that it's nice to see him play roles that aren't so 'super'.
Looks terrific. I enjoy Cumberbatch in more 'humanized' roles then his more action, super intelligent roles. I mean he made for a great Khan, and he is a terrific Sherlock, it's just that it's nice to see him play roles that aren't so 'super'.
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12:52PM on 07/21/2014

Cumberbatch is a natural fit for this role

I don't mind Oscar bait if it's done well, and this looks like it's done well. Looking forward to seeing this.
I don't mind Oscar bait if it's done well, and this looks like it's done well. Looking forward to seeing this.
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12:23PM on 07/21/2014
It's a fascinating, heart-breaking story and it looks like Cumberbatch will be doing his utmost to do it justice.
It's a fascinating, heart-breaking story and it looks like Cumberbatch will be doing his utmost to do it justice.
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12:16PM on 07/21/2014
I like what I see in the trailer. Looks suspenseful and has a decent cast.
I like what I see in the trailer. Looks suspenseful and has a decent cast.
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