March has been a good month for me and my relationship with the cinema. After a hectic few festive months I have finally been able to get back to a more healthy amount of movie viewing. You can read my movie round up of other films seen Dec/Jan/Feb but enough with the old and in with the new and behold movie reviews of Hidden Figures ( Amazing ) and John Wick ( Bloody, but good and it has a dog in it ).
Hidden Figures is a gem of a movie!!! Based on real life events, these young women were a force to be reckoned with. It is crazy to me to think that this type of segregation really didn’t happen that long ago. In the current Oscar and Golden Globe hype this movie seems to have sadly been overlooked in my opinion. Based on true life events, Hidden Figures is a story of three very courageous and brave young African-American female mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
We Octavia Spencer as the mother hen who is career driven and feisty, Janelle Monáe is gorgeous, elegant and womanly and Taraji P. Henson is the driving force of the film as Katherine G. Johnson. A nice appearances from Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons as well, making this movie a must see!!! A knockout with 5 movie punches
Now onto John Wick: Chapter 2.
Leading on nicely from John Wick (2015), Keanu Reeves stars in this all action movie.
Somewhat bloody but enjoyable Mr Wick is back, continuing on from events that happened in the first chapter, Wick is drawn back again into a life he is so desperately trying to escape. He has a glimpse of normality and happiness but it was taken away from him and after returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
Reeves is great as the emotionless and kick as Mr Wick and Ian McShane as Winston the King of the crime world some how managers to take the brutality out of running a crime syndicate and makes himself likeable and trustworthy.
Superb fight sequence, precision combined with great stunt acting makes for some truly realistic fight sequences.
I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one but a solid 4 movie punches