The chances are high from one point or another, you watched a movie or TV show and thought to yourself, “I have to get my hands on that.” Movies are a place where the screenwriter’s and director’s imaginations can run wild. This results in many memorable movie moments where a character uses a gadget that only Hollywood could bring to life.
The list of crazy movie gadgets is endless, but here are a few you would probably buy right away if they existed.
Neuralyzer from Men in Black
One of the great moments in Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, is when the agents use the neuralyzer to wipe some New Yorkers’ memories after they see an alien. The neuralyzer has the power to isolate and measure electronic impulses in the brain. Put more simply; it can erase the memories of anyone who sees the flash hence the need for dark sunglasses.
Think back on the last time you did or said something embarrassing. You probably wish you had a neuralyzer on you so that no one would ever remember it. Additionally, you can make up whatever story you want to fill in the memory so that you could tell passersby you managed to parallel park without attempting a 25-point turn.
DeLorean Time Machine right in Back to the Future
After seeing Back to the Future, you probably wished you could crank it to 88 mph and go back in time. This car gets used a lot throughout the series, but in the original movie, Marty McFly uses it to go back in time to 1955. Using a famous car from the 1980s and turning it into a time machine is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this great film. In the history of time machines in cinema, the DeLorean is arguably the most unforgettable.
Going back in time for anyone would be a real thrill. You would just need to make sure you do not accidentally prevent your mom and dad from getting together and erasing yourself from existence.
Bell-Trexton Jetpack from Thunderball
The James Bond series has produced many fabulous movie gadgets over the years. However, the jetpack in Thunderball takes the cake. In the movie, Sean Connery’s character uses it to get out of a messy situation and escape the bad guys.
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You would want a jetpack for no other reason than no well-dressed man (or woman) should be without one. Think about all the time you would save when you no longer have to deal with a 40-minute commute to work.
Iron Man Suit from Iron Man
In a decade, Iron Man has become one of the most popular superheroes in the world. No doubt a big reason for his fame comes down to Tony Stark’s awesome suit of armour. While his standard uniform introduced in the first Iron Man is the most well-known iteration, Many more other suits have already been built in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the beloved Hulkbuster Armor shown in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This is one piece of movie gear you would want to have around all the time. Even if you did not want to become a superhero yourself, it would still be great never to have to worry about getting into a fight when you have a repulsor beam in your chest. You would also save a ton on airfare when you can just fly to far away countries.
From lightsabers to Batmobiles, there are plenty of other movie gadgets that have inspired a generation of engineers, artists, and everyday folks.