For some reason I wasn't looking forward to this. I'm a sucker for period dramas, Desplat scores and war movies but god Crumblesnitch can be so unbearably smug that I wasn't heading into this with high hopes. Cumblesnack is on form for smugness, oh boy he portrayed Turing as so far up his own keister that he was practically climbing out of his own mouth. The weird genius who works alone trope is at play here and it is playing hard as fuck. I don't know if that's accurate, but it is annoying, as all characters of that kind tend to be.
It's undeniably beautifully shot, that period vibe is strong throughout but the cinematography is oh so elegant. It's very dreamy. I also very much like a gentle narration, it's incredibly pleasing for an audience to be basically read to and I am always a fan of it, idk why, maybe it's cinematic, maybe it feels like the storytelling of years gone by, maybe I'm basic as they come. It's slick and I liked it. The slices of the past and present framing the main story felt very natural and worked well to flesh out Turing's story, his beginnings and his desperately sad end. The story is very tight, no lag or pull to it at all, everything played out fully, the characters were well developed and I wasn't ever bored.
The cast was good, Cringleshmack was actually pretty great, Knightly was less annoying that I usually find her, Strong was great and Matthew Goode was as pleasing on the eye and charming on the heart as he always is.
The final scenes fucked me up so damn hard, and I'm pretty enraged by the whole thing tbh. It's actually villainous, the way we as a nation treated homosexual men in that time, and for so long, and with such awful, stomach churning and devastating consequences. I can't help but think that Turing's pardon is too little too fucking late here buster, and wonder how many more men were villified, shamed and are now forgotten because they didn't contribute to the health and safety of the damn nation. It's a fucking outrage, and I'm pissed about it. All credit to the writers, and the actors, and the director for taking such a fucking despondent end and creating from it a triumphant and inspiring message.
This movie is basically when Kill Bill meets John Wick 🤣 Absolutely hilarious. I legit felt it has some undertones of Tarantino, which is definitely always a plus. The Black Kaiser (main character) is like John Wick on crack lol. Fun watch if you take it for what it is, but it ain't for the faint of heart (can get gory at times). The ending did take me by surprise though, which I was totally not expecting with a movie of this kind.
P.S: For an amazing Mads Mikkelsen movie, check out The Hunt! Highly recommend it!!!
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Per me Bruno Ganz è stato e sarà sempre l'angelo dagli occhi truccati fattosi uomo; Il volto degli angeli di Rilke l'immagine del poema visivo berlinese di Wim Wenders.
Era parte di quel cielo plumbeo sopra Berlino negli anni ottanta.
Poi è stato tante altre cose, da grande attore è stato tutto ció che ha interpretato.
Ma toccare le corde dell'anima in piena catarsi con lo spettatore non è da tutti e non accade in tutte le opere di cui sei stato parte.
L'anima è memoria permanente, il segno permane l'apparenza scompare.
Nella mia memoria lui rimane in due episodi, il Cielo sopra Berlino ed un Prometeo visto in teatro a Basel, in tedesco, senza capire una parola, ma in totale adorazione, perché avevo di fronte lui: Bruno Ganz.
Riposa in pace angelo dagli occhi truccati #brunoganz