Hidden Figures (4/4 Hats)




Austinn Says Hats Off:

‘Hidden Figures’: Space Race Relations. conclusion: 8/10. I love space exploration and science and math, so yeah I liked this movie. The acting was good, and the writing was even better. Pacing was good, as was the story, however I could have done without some of the dramatics toward the end. The score was decent at least. #equallyseparateequallysmart #computeribarelyknowher #InterracialBusinessMachines



Adam Says Hats Off:

Hidden Figures: The Race-y Prequel to the Prequel of Interstellar: Rating as follows:

Total: 8.5/10 – Hat Off
Cinematography (1.7): 1.3
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.4
Story Telling (1.5): 1.2
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.0
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 0.9
Best Category – Overall Message (1.0): 1.0
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.9
Character Dev (0.5): 0.4
Overall Message (0.4): 0.4

A very touching look at the role of women and race in the 1960’s. This provided a nice look at women you’ve never heard of or about (hence the title). The actresses did a good job overall, but I must say that I think Taraji Henson should be the one getting award nominations for this movie. She was simply better. Which is not to take away from Octavia Spencer, I just think Henson played a harder role with greater excellence. Jim Parsons did a good job of separating himself from the Sheldon character (Big Bang) despite the character having several similarities. And I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of my new man-crush Mahershala Ali. The cast worked well together to deliver several touching moments and drive home the movies message.

#MakeNASAGreatAgain#SpencerIdamnNearKilledEr#KirstenDouche #WhyWereTheOldPeopleInTheTheaterSoSurprisedByRacism



Kelvin Says Hats Off:

“Hidden Figures: Space Racism.” Conclusion: 8/10. A sweet movie that hits most of the right notes. While it’s assuredly built as a crowd pleaser, the earnestness and also joy brought to the movie by Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, and especially Taraji P. Henson allowed me to overcome most of my reservations about the film. The racism and sexism of the time are firmly in view for the whole movie, but it’s never overbearing. While that’s not a total compliment, I think it works for the most part and still challenges the audience to a fine degree. From an artistic standpoint, I appreciated the understatedness of the movie, allowing it’s stellar acting to carry the scenes without distraction. The story itself is an interesting one and I think this film does it justice. #DigitToWinIt #CanIHaveYourNumber#ShowMeTheMonáe #ItsASine #MathHead

Jarrod Says Hats Off:

#9 Film in 2017: Hidden Figures 9/10 The trailer for this film was a bit underwhelming and didn’t appeal to me all that much and I have never heard of the director of this film so my expectations were somewhat low. But after glowing reviews and a Best Picture Oscar nomination, I had to check this out and I was glad to be proved wrong about this movie. This is another historical story about events that I really knew nothing about (and I assume most people don’t), that educated me in an entertaining way with great pacing, phenomenal ensemble acting and an overall feel good message that resonates. I was watching and critiquing the film, waiting to find major flaws or eye rolling moments that were over the top and they never came. The only minor complaints I had were that some of the special effects were clearly fake (although that is due to budget restrictions) and in the case with almost every movie with crowd scenes, any scenes with crowds of people always come off as fake. Kevin Costner (who is great in the film) tells a cheesy joke and the whole office laughs together and it just comes off as fake and forced. Other than those two minor complaints however, this is a great film that really impressed me. Although not for infants or children, this is a film you could watch with the whole family (I would say 10 and over for kids because any younger probably wouldn’t hold their attention span) due to the message it conveys and how well made this film is. The recreation of its time period with its costumes and production design is very well done. Director Theodore Melfi is now on my radar and I will be looking forward to his future films to see if he can replicate top quality entertainment like this. Check it out!

#AndNowYoureBlackFromOuterSpace / #BlackWidow / #SpaceRaceRelations / #GalaxyOppressed / #TheBigBangLeery / #GirlWithAPearlNecklace


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