Hidden Figures – Movie Review

A few weeks ago, I took my Odeon Limitless card along to the Odeon and went to try out Screen Unseen. This is a chance to see a film that is yet to come out at the cinema yet and you get to watch it ages before it comes out. The only catch is, you don’t know what you are about to see until it starts!

Hidden Figures

The film was Hidden Figures – A film I saw the trailers to and really wanted to see! Win Win! The film is about the role of Black Women in the Nasa Space program in the 1960’s. It was a story I never really knew or thought about. I never really realised that they still relied on calculations by humans in calculating the logistics of space exploration, computers were still in the early ages of development.

There is a great story following three female ‘computers’ – played by the incredible Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Morae. The story is based on real events and the three women show not only the plight they faced at work but also facing segregation in their own lives too!

The film also features Kirsten Dunst, who I didn’t recognise at first, but then I haven’t really seen her in a film since Spiderman. Jim Parsons as a maths geek- basically 1960’s Sheldon and Kevin Costner as the head engineer.

The film felt quite lengthy and I did start to get a little tired in the middle, not so much I wanted to walk out of the cinema like a few people did. I don’t really get that, why would you walk out of the cinema half way through a film! It is definitely worth a watch, go see Hidden Figures! It’s out on the 17th February.

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