Sunday, January 29, 2017

Madeleine reviews HIDDEN FIGURES

I gave Madeleine a choice of 4 movies that we could go see today: Sing!, A Dog's Purpose, La La Land, and Hidden Figures.  After watching all four trailers, she decided she wanted to see Hidden Figures (and the feminist in me cheered loudly on the inside).

The following is a transcript of her review of the movie:

Question: What movie did we see?

Madeleine: ahhhhhhhhh Hadden Figures.

Question: What was the story in the movie?

Madeleine: About three women and they... it, it was a-- they made the better world, they made the world a better place because the world wasn't a good place it was just like men thought that people who were black skinned shouldn't go to the same bathroom or drink the same coffee or anything like that.  They were like mad, and then the three women changed the world by being good people, by fighting the badness in the world, and they and they got to be stuff that they wanted to do and the MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!

Question: Was there anything that you didn't like about the movie?

Madeleine: No.  It was all just great.

Question: What was your favorite part of the movie?

Madeleine: When they changed the world.

Question: Do you think this is a movie that other people should go and see?

Madeleine: Yah!  Because it's GREAT!!

Question: What do you think is important about this movie?

Madeleine: That the girls changed the world.

Question: Who do you think did the best acting?

Madeleine: The three girls: Catherine, Dorothy, and Mary.

Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Janelle Monae as Mary Jackson, and Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughn 
Question: What was so special about these three women?

Madeleine: They changed the world by being good people and staying resilient and being kind and doing what they could do to fight the bad parts of the world.  They were really really smart.  Katherine was really good at writing the words of goodness to get the rocket ship to blow up -- not to blow up (explode) but to create the trip to outer space.  And Dorothy wanted to be in charge of everybody, she wanted to be a supervisor of the computers.

(incidentally, I agree, I think everyone should go and see this movie!)
I'm saddened to see that Taraji P. Henson was not nominated for an academy award.  I thought this scene was extraordinary and what I would play for a clip at the Oscars. HIDDEN FIGURES clip