So, I have recently come back from holiday and on the plane I watched the movie Hidden Figures. Now if you have read my review of the book, you will know that I was a bit disappointed by it. In general, I find books to be better than their movie counterpart, but not always, Lolita is an example of the movie being better than the book in my opinion, and Hidden Figures is another one.
With the book Hidden Figures, I felt there was too much maths for someone who isn’t a mathematician, and it made things just drag a bit. In the movie however, it was more limited and what was there was sort of romanticised.
Some of my favourite parts of the book were the back stories of the characters, but I felt that there could have been more of that. The movie actually has even less of it which was a bit of a disappointment. However, the relationships between the characters made up for this to some extent and brought the story to life.
Overall, whether you liked the book or not, I would definitely recommend the movie.