I knew this would be a great film straight away after watching the trailer but I didn’t think it would be one of my favourite films of the year so far! This is an outstanding film and I highly recommend this to any of my girl friends to watch this film as it is truly inspiring to women!
Hidden Figures is about African-American woman working at NASA in the 1960’s. During this time, African Americans were segregated so they couldn’t eat, drink, work or use the bathroom with anyone of another “colour”. Honestly, I still don’t understand segregation. I’ve always seen people as people and never by the colour of their skin so movie like this shock me to see how people treated other people! This is an untold story about these three main characters contributed their intelligence towards the space program. It is also about the changes they made within the company and the boundaries they broke even while their state was still sworn into racial segregation laws. Their brilliance and bravery are truly outstanding.
The three lead characters are the heart and soul of this movie. Katherine G. Johnson who is played by Taraji P. Henson has the most story line and is the centre of the action. She’s the Beyoncé of Destiny’s Child! Katherine Johnson is such a lovable character. She’s a very intelligent woman who is completely underestimated at the start for the contribution she can make to NASA. It’s not till a position in the Space Task Group opens up when she is recognised for her skills. However, as the only black woman in the office which is full of white men she has a tough road ahead. Her colleagues and close friends Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who are played by Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are fabulous in their own right. They are just as intelligent, beautiful, strong and empowering woman who also work in the West computer group at NASA. Mary Jackson who was an engineer at NASA and also made history in the state of Virginia. Dorothy Vaughan is struggling for her rights to be a supervisor and keeps getting pushed aside despite her leadership withing the company. Based on the colour of her skin she is neglected for leadership positions and with her job on the line she takes matters into her own hands. These actresses make the movie what it is. Truly inspiring performances. They had me laughing, crying and on the end of my seat. An emotional roller-coaster led by these amazing three actresses.
This is honestly one of my favourite films of the year. I didn’t expect so many humour moments and I loved the characters. It’s a really moving film and I could happily watch this again! 100% recommend this film to anyone who just needs a feel good film to watch. It’s not your typical Drama film. It’s quite easy to watch and to understand even though its filled with Maths and Science above my GSCE level! The 3 lead woman are the heart of this film and I was moved by their performances. I love it when I can really route for characters like them. What a great story!
I rate Hidden Figures 9/10!
Hidden Figures is in cinemas NOW!