Hidden Figures (2016)
Rating: Worth My Time See It: in select Theaters (released December 2016)
It has been some time since I have blogged about what movies to see or not to see; almost 3 years. Of course, in my mind, I have been doing it all along, but it never seemed to actually get done!
Since my all-time movie critic, Roger Ebert died earlier in 2013, it has been very difficult for me to filter out movies and decide on which ones to see. You see, I do not like to waste my money or time going to boring, rehashed, re-purposed or re-done movies. That’s why my rating system is Worth My Time or Waste of my time.
I took time out this long weekend to see Hidden Figures, a title play on words, referring to both the math and women. The women were behind-the-scenes mathematician African American women who helped NASA get John Glenn to orbit the Earth and eventually to the moon.
This historical fiction movie is very well done, very clean and has many stories in it that all get wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end. (read about some movie trivia here) It is inspiring to all women, and I recommend if you have children, girls or boys, you should bring them to see it. Our tail-end Millennial has read and studied about the civil war, and human rights, but this movie shows some of the segregation in a meaningful way that demonstrated how awful the 50’s and 60’s were to these women. And inspiring how they overcame the burdens of society. I feel that humans are magical and can put their minds to whatever they inspire to do, no matter who tells you otherwise. And that is the message of this movie. It’s a good one.