I am all for movies about equal rights, the space race, the American spirit, conquering adversity and unheard true stories that must be told. Hidden Figures needs to exist. It’s a PG movie that anyone and everyone can and should see. You + watching it will = entertained. But. But… But?
But, Hidden Figures is also an overly saccharine, sappy and sassy movie that could have been something truly special, instead of having that made-for-TV/made for the brain capacity of 5-year-olds feel to it
Our film’s main NASA mathematician hero, Katherine Johnson (by way of the always amazing Taraji P Henson), doesn’t have a proper place to pee in the all-white folk work environment she’s been thrusted into (but happy to be a part of), eh?? Well, she’s juss gonna have to deal with that, and run across her work campus to go pee pee in the ‘colored’ sanctioned bathrooms, day after day (and scene after scene). This run to go pee pee repeated sequence is such a perfect place to put an Oscar ‘caliber’ song by Pharrell Williams, that we can play over AND over, again AND again, pee AFTER pee! I’m surprised Pharrell didn’t re-purpose his song ‘Happy’ to be ‘Hap Pee-Pee’
Don’t get me wrong, I LIKED this movie, but I felt we were always about 1 line of dialog away from such words being spoken as…
Oh, you want to get him to the moon? Well, 2 + 2 = GET YO A$$ A PROTRACTOR!!
Your cosigns don’t add up, so I’m gonna go off on a TANGENT!!
The square root of 81 is I’M GOING TO WHOOP YO A$$ INTO SPACE!!
But, the movie IS important, although you can learn more about Mrs Johnson and her accomplishments below, in less than 4 minutes, than you can with the entire movie, about her and 2 other breakthrough ladies breaking on through – with class, AND SASS!!
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Hidden is revealed at a theater near jews AND white nationalists
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…