1. Jor-El (Man of Steel)
|Jor-El (Russell Crowe), Man of Steel|
If They Had Listened: If everyone had listened to Jor-El, the whole planet could have evacuated to Earth. Of course, then Earth would have been flooded with super-powered beings, and they probably would have taken over. So it’s kind of a good thing they didn't.
2. Jack Hall (Day After Tomorrow)
|Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), Source: Day After Tomorrow|
If They Had Listened: Well, by the time Hall made his prediction, the ice age was due to start already. It would have taken years to reverse the trend, so Hall wouldn't have helped. But they could have started the evacuation to Mexico sooner.
3. Ira Kane (Evolution)
|Ira Kane (David Duchovny); Source: Evolution|
If They Had Listened: They could have sent army helicopters equipped with Head and Shoulders to hose down the creatures before they ever got loose.
4. David Levinson (Independence Day)
|David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum); Source: Independence Day|
When an alien fleet arrives on Earth, only cable engineer David Levinson notices a mysterious signal being broadcast in our satellites. He tries to warn the White House, but by the time anyone listens, it's too late. The spaceships attack and most of Earth's monuments are destroyed. Oh yeah, and billions of people, too.
If They Had Listened: The army could have attacked the alien ships first, and the White House and the Empire State Building could have been saved.
5. Dr. Zarkov (Flash Gordon)
|Dr. Hans Zarkov (Chaim Topol); Source: Flash Gordon|
When Earth begins experiencing strange natural disasters, only Dr. Hans Zarkoff realizes they're being caused by an alien warlord who's moving the moon closer to Earth. He tried to warn NASA, but got fired for his trouble. Fortunately, he built a spaceship in his backyard (like you do) and forces football player Flash Gordon and journalist Dale Arden to come along to the planet Mongo.
If They Had Listened: The whole world could have launched a counterattack to save Earth, instead of leaving it in the hands of a football player. Of course, Flash handled it pretty well all by himself.
6. Carter Blake (Deep Blue Sea)
|Carter Blake (Thomas Kane), Source: Deep Blue Sea|
When a scientist researching Alzheimer's treatment needs bigger brains, she thinks it would be a good idea to make shark brains bigger. In the process, she creates a race of genetically engineered sharks with super-intelligence. Only shark wrangler Carter Blake figures out that maybe making sharks smarter isn't such a hot idea. Of course, he was right. The sharks figure out a way to escape and wreak havoc.
If They Had Listened: If they had listened to Carter, they would have killed all the sharks before they ever escaped, and all the people who got eaten would have survived.
7. Scientist (28 Days Later)
|David Schneider (Scientist), Source: 28 Days Later|
If They Had Listened: That monkey could have stayed locked up, and the rage virus wouldn't have decimated the world's population. Let that be a lesson to you, kids. When a guy warns you not to release a monkey with an infectious disease, listen to him.
8. Joe Brody (Godzilla)
|Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston); Source: Godzilla|
When a Japanese nuclear power plant goes into meltdown due to unexplained tremors, plant supervisor Joe Brody loses his wife in the destruction. Years later, he's still obsessed with the accident and has become convinced the incident was not a natural disaster. He realizes mysterious signals are being causing by echolocation, and tries to warn the government that something is coming that will destroy Mankind. Unfortunately, he's ignored, and the prehistoric MUTOs arrive along with Godzilla to attack San Francisco.If They Had Listened: The government could have just killed the MUTO they had in protective custody, and kept the other MUTO from attacking. But then we wouldn't have gotten to see the cool fights with Godzilla.
Which is your favorite ignored scientist? What other scientists should have been heard?
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