The Hoverboard and 9 Other Movie Props We Wish Were Real
You’re cruising down the interstate with the radio turned up. Huey Lewis is telling you all about The Power of Love and you’re about to hit 88 miles per hour when, much to your horror, you spot the dreaded blue lights behind you. What do you do? Well, for starters, you turn down Huey and pull over. Then, when the officer comes to the window, you simply flash him with your Neuralyzer and drive off into the sunset, ticketless and fancy free.
Of course, you can’t really click away the officer’s memories with a Neuralyzer because, sadly, the Neuralyzer doesn’t exist. (Unless you are one of the Men in Black, and if so, hook us up!) This gadget, along with many others, ranks high on our list of movie props we wish were real. So in honor of Marty McFly visiting the future (eh, the present?) on October 21, 2015, we are celebrating with the Top 10 movie props that need to exist soon. Because paying all those tickets is starting to suck.
Back to the Future 2 (1989)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
While Hermonie Granger might have used the Time-Turner to make it to all of her classes and to save Harry, Sirius and Buckbeak from certain death (because she is such a badass), we could definitely make good use of one of these gadgets. Making it to work on time, getting lottery tickets, being a time wielding badass. The list goes on and on.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Let’s be honest. This movie is hilarious. From battling the terrifying scorpion to sleeping in legos, the results of the shrink ray were seriously impressive. We wouldn’t mind having one of those when we are packing. Taking four pairs of shoes is better than two. Obviously.
Point of View Gun
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Think about how many disagreements could be solved if this movie prop actually existed. We could take turns shooting each other until we fully understood why the other person feels a certain way. The question, “You just don’t understand, do you?” would cease to exist. We are talking world peace here, people!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Now, there are many props from this movie we wish were real. The Everlasting Gobstopper, the gum that provided a full meal, the flying elevator, the Oompa Loompas. But Wonka Vision is by far the most exciting one. Of course, we would want those kinks worked out. No one wants to be pulled like taffy.
The Matrix (1999)
Consider having the ability to immediately know something. Want to fly a plane? Done. Want to understand physics like Stephen Hawking? Within a few seconds, you can have instant knowledge.
The jet pack is the gadget we have been dreaming of for decades. I mean little George Clooney was creating one in 1964. Isn’t it about time we all have jet packs? Think of the time we could save on our commutes!
Star Trek (1965)
Think about it. No more waiting in traffic jams, no more 18 hour flights. It would be travel made easy! Beam us up, Scotty, before we road rage someone else.
Men In Black (1997)
Okay, we have already mentioned this. These gadgets could really come in handy. From interviews that go awry to one night stands (hey, we’ve all been there), removing a memory from the other person or even yourself would be bliss.
Iron Man’s Suit of Armor
The Avengers (2012)
This is a given. Who wouldn’t want to fly around in a suit of armor with a super intelligent computer named Jarvis? No one. That’s who.
Did we miss a major movie prop you wish were real? Comment to tell us your favorite!