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Oscars 2017: Hidden Figures

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Movie info from RT:

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. 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. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

My thoughts:

  • I adore this movie. It’s fun, entertaining, witty, powerful, and important.
  • Unlike most “black movies” I recently saw, the characters of HF refused to be victims of the circumstances, and they fight back.
  • I really can’t explain it. There’s something immensly refreshing about these characters.
  • It’s like the plot of the story is super heavy supposedly (civil rights), but the movie made it light, it made it relatable.
  • The three lead women are AMAZING.
  • It reminded me of the Imitation Game in its approach – science-y, but very much easy to understand. It’s also very witty.

I just liked Arrival a tad bit better than Hidden Figures, but the likes of Hidden Figures will likely win than the likes of Arrival. There’s my top 3 so far – Arrival, La La Land and Hidden Figures.

Oh boy, I am saving the best movies for last, am I?

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