Hidden Figures tells a story of three women who never gave up on their goals
NASA is an institution people should be pretty familiar with. They have helped men land on the moon, and answered some of the lingering questions we have about our galaxy. Long before man landed on the moon there was a different goal, to orbit the earth as much as possible. The film Hidden Figures tells the tale of some of these unsung heroes and how they helped this dream become a reality. I was able to see it this week and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Hidden Figures here:
The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
I really liked Hidden Figures. The cast are a well oiled machine making sure this story is told the right way. There is plenty of comedy, some drama and a few really tense moments. This is also an inspiring film that told me an amazing story that I had never heard before. If you want to learn more about this film head over to this website.
Hidden Figures has earned 8.5/10. This is the first good film I have seen this year. It tells about an amazing moment in history that people need to hear. It has a strong cast, a clever plot and music that transports audiences back to 1961.