I am so excited to see Hidden Figures this week and to hear that it was #1 in the box office (beating Rogue One) over the weekend.
It’s #1 because it’s a story that deserves to be told, and well.. I watched Rogue One last week and it wasn’t that great, certainly not as good as the other Star Wars movies IMO.
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as the real-life African-American mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men into space even while having to endure a segregated workplace.
I tried to learn more about the story, and it was really hard to find anything. Here is what I’ve been told “the only piece of school curriculum” on these mathematicians.
“It is a film for everyone regardless of age, gender or race, and effectively illustrates the power of the human mind and spirit,” said Fox domestic distribution president Chris Aronson. “In these challenging times, its life-affirming message comes along at a perfect time.”
Have you watched Hidden Figures yet? Let me know what you think and whether you like it more or less than Rogue One!