Benedict Cumberbatch he is one of the most important British actors; However, world fame did not come until he starred Dr. Strange to Marvel in 2016 and subsequently appeared in events related to “Thor: A Dark World”, “Avenger: Infinity War” and “Avengers Endgame”.
However, the actor has an outstanding career in which you can find series and movies of comedy, drama and even science fiction. One of his most acclaimed works is “The Enigma Code “, which hit the billboards in 2014.
Although this film was only available in Amazon Prime Video in Mexico, was recently added to the catalog of HBO MAX, a platform that arrived in the country a few weeks ago.
Based on real events
The film is based on one of the most important moments in the life of Alan Turing, an English mathematician who helped, together with a team of experts, to develop a machine that made it possible to decipher the messages sent by the German army during the WWII.
The complicated thing was that these communications were in a code that could not be solved in conventional ways, so the group in which the specialist was found had to work in a hurry to solve the unknown and thus give an advantage to state United and its allies to gain an advantage in the armed conflict.
Another aspect that the film narrates is the social and judicial condemnation that he received Turing for being found guilty of being homosexual, as well as the way in which he must face a world that does not share his ideas.
Is it worth seeing?
Although there are some mistakes historical that allow the plot to advance in a more agile way, they deal with aspects that the mathematician had to live in his day to day.
On top of this, the film’s pacing ranges from dramatic to unbridled, making it addictive and leaving viewers on the edge of their seats, while the viewer is offered details about the past. Turing, which allow us to understand it better.
As if that were not enough, the interpretation of Cumberbatch is one of the best in her career and also has the support of the work of Keira Knightley, who plays the role of one of the historical character’s friends.