Apollo 11: 5 Films You Need To See On Its 50th Anniversary
4. Hidden Figures
Based on both a homonymous book and a true story, Hidden
Figures focuses on a little-known side of the effort behind the Space Race in
the mid-20th century. The film narrates the life and achievements of a few
people who, although mistreated by history, played a crucial role in the
development of space exploration.
1960s, American society still had serious problems to grant equal opportunities
to women and black people. And even when NASA had some of the most brilliant
minds in the world, sexism and racism also had their place within the space
conditions, three African-American women faced prejudice while working for NASA
in different fields. But they soon demonstrated that their knowledge and skills
were indispensable for the United States to send humans into space and beyond.
features great performances by stars such as Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner.
While the script has well-crafted dialogues, its photography is impeccable and
the music - which includes the legendary Hans Zimmer among its composers - is
appropriate for every scene. All these factors make Hidden Figures a solid
movie, with a powerful plot of its own that pleased both the general audience
and the specialized critics.