Hidden Figures Review12:30:00
Today marks the release of Hidden Figures in cinemas and I thought now would be the perfect time to share my review of the film. I was very lucky to see a preview of the film a few weeks ago, but it is still fresh in my mind.
Starring Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson, the film tells the story of the real women who worked for NASA to ensure the safety of the astronaut about to embark on the first trip ever for someone around the Earth. A crucial story from the 1960s that will stand the test of time.
With maths, science terms and very tense moments, the film makes you sit up and take note of the amazing work these women did, which helped to change science and what we know about space today. Created with power and featuring hard topics, the film manages to keep moments light too and altogether this is because of the incredible acting feature in the film.
Henson manages to command the screen in a stand out performance that is different to anything we have ever seen before, whilst Monae breaks out in this role. With her appearance also in Moonlight, the two films have cemented her as a leading lady who can take over the screen.
Spencer is back and on fine form again in the film, as her character challenges Kirsten Dunst's to see that the women working in her office are powerful, intelligent and just as smart as anyone else working at NASA. Together, all three of them make sure that the stories of Mary, Dorothy and Katherine are told with dig the same power that these women had and still have.
When tackling a story like this on screen, it is easy for many to forget that these were real women who also had lives at home. However, under clever direction and with an incredible script, the film allows you to go inside every moment of the women's lives on screen. Director Theodore Melfi shows the difficulties the women face when trying to get higher roles, family support, an education and the chance to show the world that they are the women pioneering this trip around the earth.
They become faces and people you want to see win their case and become leading figures. They are women who empower us all to go out there and do something with our time on this planet. In the two hours run time this film has every character leaves you feeling as though everything is possible.
When you see Taraji P. Henson’s character running across the buildings and car parks just to use the bathroom, your heart breaks. But when you see her stand up and tell them why she takes so long going to the toilet or being allowed to drink from the same kettle as them, you want to stand up and shout at the incredible speech she delivers. You want to applaud and you want to make sure that this injustice never ever takes place.
It may have been a few weeks since I saw this film but I haven't stopped thinking about it. From the way it changed my whole perspective about space, NASA and the people behind the space station to the amazing work these women did and still do, this is a story that should have been told a long time ago.
Add in Pharrell’s amazing soundtrack and the film becomes a journey that you will never forget, as the powerful women on screen and their story strives to have the words and beat that Pharrell has created for the feature.
Hidden Figures provides us all with a story that will stand the test of time! It tells us a story that will go on and inspire generations and it is a film that will make people interested in finding out more about the women on screen. Both the actors and the characters/real life figures.
There so I am giving it...