Here’s three African-American women who served a vital role in the US space program of the NSA. Three black women … in a time when America struggled hard with racism and bigotry.
What makes this movie so great is the simple filmmaking techniques. There’s no CGI in this movie. There are no billion dollar sets. This movie is first and foremost about people. Which is why the casting of the three black women is brilliantly done. It works like a charm!
Especially actress Taraji P. Henson who plays the part of a highly intelligent mathematician hired to control the numbers of all the great scientists working on the US space program is a casting decision that makes the movie a must-see to watch!
On top of everything else, there’s Kevin Costner who can’t stop making great movies. Here’s an actor who shows that – even at his old age – he is still sexy like the devil (no, I am not gay and – yes! – this man is very handsome), plus he can still act in a very fresh and convincing manner.
Costner plays the leading director of the space program, overseeing its entire process of flaws and successes. His contribution can be felt throughout the entire movie … truly yet another fabulous feat from the man who used to dance with wolves.
Granted, the story – as well as the best acting of the movie – goes out to the trio of black leading ladies. They carry the movie on their tiny shoulders … any Oscars perhaps?
Even more impressive than virtually any other male actor in this movie is upcoming talent Mahershala Ali. The man has shows his true colors in TV-shows like House of Cards and Luke Cage, but is also starting to grow in movie-land. And with good reason … the man is one of the finest actors working today!
However, in this movie, the actor plays a far more serious role … and a far more serious scientist. He does well, but his acting falls short in comparison with the three black women and Kevin Costner.
What makes Hidden figures such a wonderful movie is how you really care for the trio of African-American women. They are constantly fighting the good fight for their place in the world. And when something extraordinary happens to them … well … it’s those scenes that will touch your heart very deeply. I promise you!
2017 is a year that’s only just started … but here’s one film you cannot miss! If you do … well … it’s your loss! Hidden figures may not look like much, but it’s a little masterpiece … and the very first great movie of this new year!
Did you know?
Colors were key to setting the films mood. “Cold” sets at NASA – where calculations took place – were filmed in sterile whites, grays, and silvers; sharply contrasted against the “warm” sets of Kevin Costner’s office and the ladies’ homes.
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Who could have known that behind a team of mostly old, Caucasian scientists there’d be three African-American women steering the US space program to success? That’s right, three black women were the brains behind the success of not just one – but a few – successful rocket launches. This movie gives us the unbelievable truth that’s never been shown before. You know the history behind it … now it’s time to know its true colors!
The casting of the three black women is simply stupendous! The filmmakers couldn’t have chosen any better actresses, and clearly put a lot of time in choosing the right faces for the right character. On top of that, Kevin Costner returns to the foreground (again!) and shines with yet another amazing acting performance … despite seemingly always playing similar characters, he never ceases to amaze!
Though the movie may get a little technical sometimes – creating one or two rather boring scenes – the overall atmosphere of the movie is quite unique and very-very entertaining! Get up from your seat and expand your historical knowledge on the American space program … this is one movie you GOTTA see!!