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Coronavirus cure: All the best movies about mad scientists

As a cure for all of the coronavirus stress, here’s some sick day watching material. Let's see what chaos these mad scientists have cooked up.

Coronavirus cure: All the best movies about mad scientists

It’s hard not to get a little overly cautious of your surroundings when the news is full scary statistics of the illnesses and deaths ramping up without a coronavirus cure.  In between our copious hand washing and toilet paper stockpiling, we need a break. Thank goodness for television.

How to release ourselves from this tension? What’s our coronavirus cure?  Films focused on mad scientists are having a comeback and we are totally here for it. Whether they’re dangerous or harmless, a scientist creating monster creatures and going crazy has us on the edge of our seats. 

As a cure for all of the coronavirus stress, here’s some sick day watching material. Let’s see what chaos these mad scientists have cooked up.

Dr. Carlton Drake (Venom) 

Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) is a genius scientist turned maniac in the movie Venom. He was a leader of the Life Foundation, which was experimenting on symbiotes. 

Dr. Drake’s grand mission is to cure all diseases by bonding alien species with humans. What could go wrong with that? How about everything? Just one of the pitfalls of being a mad scientist.

The Invisible Man

Currently, in theaters, The Invisible Man follows a mad scientist Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who stages his own suicide. Meanwhile, through secretly experimenting on himself, he has figured out how to turn invisible. 

Our invisible scientist uses his newfound power to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend (Elizabeth Moss). When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.

Dr. Henry Wu (Jurassic World)

Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) takes his interest in genetic testing to a new level in Jurassic World. He creates his own super dinosaur by mixing multiple dinosaur DNA. His semi-evil plan backfires and the dinosaur he created kills a lot of innocent people. A solid mad scientist move. 

Wayne Szalinski (Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves)

 Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is just a harmless scientist. Until he creates a shrinking machine and accidentally shrinks himself and three others to Ant-Man size. The only people that can help the tiny crew are their kids who think they’re home alone. 

Tony Stark (Avengers, Iron Man)

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is an unconventional mad scientist.  In the second Avengers film, he attempts to make the world a safer place through technological development. His brilliant plan backfires and his creation destroys a major city, a play straight out of the mad scientist handbook.

 Of course, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) could also be considered mad scientist material, but Dr. Banner’s solid voice of reason within the Avengers makes him more of an unfortunate, rather than a mad scientist.

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Frankie Stein is from Italy, but lives in Ingolstadt, Germany. Her hobbies are: reading about science, doing experiments, and travelling. She's been all around Europe and loves Scotland, London, and Russia. Her boyfriend is called Victor and they both love listening to The Cure, reading Byron, and gazing upon William Blake prints.

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