Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hidden Figures (2016)

I really think this movie benefited from being seen in a theater. Not because of any sort of visual or aural grandeur. In fact, both those aspects of this film are pretty rote. What this film benefits from, is following a slew of awful trailers. I always dread seeing PG-rated films because all the trailers have to be family friendly as well. It's just this unending stream of platitudes and fart jokes. So the fact that Hidden Figures is actually good feels like a small miracle. Sure there are still scenes where smart people explain things to other smart people that they should already know, but oh well. The charisma of those three leads could get me through most anything. And they did it all without dirty words. No wonder my parents loved it.

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