I spent most of the weekend publishing and promoting The Enchanted Rose and in my spare time unwinding at the movies.
The two movies I saw were fantastic! I watched The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game. Both are based on true stories. Both are based on brilliant men. Both changed history.
Of the two, I much preferred The Imitation Game. The casting was superb, the plot exciting, and overall I loved it!
I liked the cast in The Theory of Everything, and thought Eddie Redmayne‘s performance was phenomenal, but the plot was alright. I didn’t get as emotionally distraught as I did watching the trailer.
At the crux of the matter, it came down to what kind of struggle I liked to see. The Imitation Game wasn’t focused on his personal internal struggle, but an external force. Internal struggles are well and good, we all love seeing the triumph of the human spirit, but give me Nazis, Voldemort, Darth Vader and I’m a much happier camper.
(But it didn’t hurt that The Imitation Game had a full cast of eye candy. Hello Matthew Goode & Mark Strong! ;))