Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

I have been very excited about seeing this movie for a long time. As someone who is a) a female, b) starting engineering school in a few weeks (although c) not African-American), d) a huge fan of the time period and e) also a huge fan of civil rights movies, I could not wait. 

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During the Space Race, three brilliant African-American women (Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson) worked at NASA to launch the first American into orbit. I was actually having a pretty bad day when we went to see it, and I came out so happy that I was literally bouncing around the movie theatre. Basically it's got science and math and amazing role models and everything you could ever need in a movie. Go see it. Immediately. 

The characters were perfect, the costumes and sets beautiful, the score incredible, the story flawless. I was cheering and cringing and laughing, and if we weren't in public I would have given it a standing ovation. The film showed *gasps* black women having fun, falling in love, being human. It was beautiful. It taught me something. It gave me hope. 

Sorry for the short review, but when I have nothing to criticise my reviews tend to be shorter. Have you seen Hidden Figures? Would you like to see it? (Now excuse me, but there's a book that I'm off to get my hands on...)

2 comments:

  1. THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE I LIKE LOVED IT SO MUCH AW YISS I'M GLAD YOU LIKED IT TOO. And good on you for getting the word out, because it was greatness.

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    1. WASN'T IT SO FABULOUS I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT TOO!!!!

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