Internet users choose the most iconic geniuses on the big screen
A fundamental part of the science fiction genre are those responsible for inventive gadgets, solving situations in an intelligent way, or sometimes creating confusion trying to discover something. With this in mind, users of Letterboxd chose the 10 best film scientists, see:
Mark Watney from The Martian (2015)
The astronaut Mark Watney is sent on a mission to Mars, but after a severe storm, he is presumed dead, abandoned by his colleagues and wakes up alone on the inhospitable planet with scarce supplies and without knowing how to find his companions or return to Earth. He then begins a tough fight for his own survival, using all his scientific knowledge to make contact and return home.
Nathan Bateman from Ex_Machina: Artificial Instinct (2014)
A young programmer named Caleb wins a contest and receives the opportunity to test an artificial intelligence created by Nathan, a brilliant and reclusive billionaire. But as testing progresses, Caleb discovers that this artificial intelligence is so sophisticated and unpredictable that he no longer knows who to trust.
The biologists in Annihilation (2018)
The husband of Lena disappears while exploring a mysterious zone quarantined by the government. She decides to join the team in charge of entering the same area.
The Parapsychologists in Ghostbusters (1984)
The parapsychologists Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz It is Peter Venkman decide to open their own ghost hunting business when a portal to another dimension opens in New York.
The research team on Another World (1982)
In remote Antarctica, a group of American scientists are disturbed at their base when, from a helicopter, someone shoots a camp dog. As they help the shot dog, the animal begins to attack the scientists and the other dogs and they soon discover that the animal can take the form of its victims. This means that team members can be killed and the copy can take their place. With that, a pilot and a doctor need to capture the beast before it’s too late.
Murphy Cooper in Interstellar (2014)
Earth’s natural reserves are coming to an end and a group of astronauts is tasked with checking possible planets to receive the world’s population, enabling the continuation of the species. Cooper She is called to lead the group and accepts the mission knowing that she may never see her children again. Beside Brand, Jenkins It is Doylehe will continue looking for a new home.
Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
The eccentric scientist Seth Brundle completes his teleportation device and decides to test the effectiveness of the experiment on himself. Without him noticing, a fly falls into the device during the process and causes him to merge with the insect. However, he thinks the experiment was a success, until he begins to notice that the fly’s cells are taking over his body, and he ends up transforming into a monstrous creature.
Louise Banks in Arrival (2016)
Alien ships have arrived in the world’s main cities. In order to communicate with the visitors, a linguist and a military man are called in to decipher the visitors’ strange messages.
Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993)
The paleontologists Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and the mathematician Ian Malcolm They are part of a select group chosen to visit an island inhabited by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. The project’s creator and billionaire John Hammond assures everyone that the installation is completely safe. But after a power outage, visitors slowly discover that several ferocious predators are loose and on the hunt.
Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985)
The teenager Marty McFly is transported to 1955 when an experiment by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown goes wrong. He travels through time in a modified car and ends up meeting his parents at a young age. The problem is that Marty may cease to exist because he interfered in the routine of his parents, who are at risk of no longer falling in love. To complicate the situation even further, Marty needs to return home in time to save the scientist.
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