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colbalt91
colbalt91
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16 days ago

colbalt91
colbalt91
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"Hidden Figures," a movie about the early sixties, civil rights, and the early attempts at space launches by NASA, is a very good movie. The movie follows the Civil Rights problems of three black women in a segregated office of NASA. One of the women, a math whiz, as played by Taraji P Henson, is borrowed by the main scientists to act as a sort of computer while they wait for brand new IBM computers to be installed at the space complex. In fact, she is occasionally referred to as 'the computer.'
This woman still hangs out after work with two of her best friends from her original office. These three women show the social inequities of the time where the segregation of the bathrooms is one of the main focuses of the film. Kirsten Dunst, in a small role, is very good as a supervisor of this office who has her office in another part of the NASA complex. This supervisor is very condescending to the black women that are underneath her. This reflects many of the white people's attitude to the black people in movie.
Just by luck or coincidence, the one astronaut that the movie has a small focus on turns out to be John Glenn who very recently died. This makes the movie very topical.
There are some tense moments later in the film when mathematics plays a very role as to whether an astronaut can survive in space and make it back safely from space. This is when Taraji P. Henson's character basically saves the Day.
There is no way that you will not enjoy this movie.
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colbalt91
colbalt91
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12 days ago

colbalt91
colbalt91
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Now I see that Jenna Bush Hager at the Golden Globes, last night butchered the title Hidden Figures by calling it Hidden Fences when she talked to Pharrell Williams who did the weak soundtrack. I guess she showed black movies don't matter either. Plus, I guess it shows that the 'stupid' genes that George W. bush had have been carried on.
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