Hidden Figures Movie Review

Hidden Figures, the movie starring Taraji P. Henson as NASA astronaut Katherine Johnson, is one of the most interesting movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s fun, entertaining, and mind-boggling at the same time. Watching this movie was a little bit like watching myself as a young person, with all of the feelings that are associated with young adults these days.

The story involves Katherine Johnson (Henson) trying to recruit African-American women to join her mission to send astronauts into space. You can tell from the trailer that the astronauts being sent up are black, so it’s a very educational movie for young people. Their connection to history is what makes the movie so successful. Johnson’s journey is exciting and unforgettable.

A rich diet of inspirational stories is told through the first-person account of Katherine Johnson. The movie is in third person, but the way Henson speaks really moves the narrative along.

The lives of the characters in the movie are deeply related to each other, not only through their home life but their home world as well. The story is essentially about their passion to reach out to people and solve world problems. But that’s only the beginning. The story of how people responded to a challenge and how they reacted when faced with challenges are what makes this movie truly remarkable.

The Movie won’t be in theaters for at least three weeks, but it will be available for purchase on DVD on the same day it is released. In addition, the movie will be available in some movie clubs and online in a few weeks. The preview shows below are from the first few weeks of previews.

The movie starts with Harvey Lee Harris playing Harvey Mudd professor Paul Emerson, a legend in his own right. He was in space and he did some research on the effects of gravity on astronauts and how important it was for humans to be able to float freely in space. The movie doesn’t tell us anything about what happened after this, but we know that he was taken ill and died, and we also learn that another professor who is living at the same institute as Emerson had his wife die of cancer. It’s not certain whether he had anything to do with it or not.

Martin Breyfogle plays Ed Mullen, a rather over the top character, as a good friend of John Glenn. He pushes all of the astronauts to do their best and he even suggests that they bring back the famous “green butter.” But somehow that just doesn’t seem right. It seems rather unhygienic and crude, but that’s what everyone else in the department seems to think.

We meet Gary Cohen as Lee Conrad, a man who lives in an apartment building where he is the janitor. Everyone looks up to him, and it seems that he has everything that he needs. He’s been on the best-paying job in town and he is in constant contact with the people who have hired him. It’s clear that Gary has everything that he needs.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Ellen ‘Nell’ Fowler, a doctor who provides professional female’s advice to the astronauts in Houston. She tends to look down on the other men, who act in a stereotypical male manner and who seem to have nothing better to do than look at the stars while working on fixing the spacecraft.

Jason Bates as Thomas Stafford plays a character named Michael Young and he’s pretty much typical of the typical NASA employee. He is involved in problems and he feels that he is unable to fix them.

I could go on about this movie and other characters and plot points. It’s quite entertaining. You don’t want to miss this movie.

See Hidden Figures on DVD or watch on TV if its playing. It is well worth the time.