So, I was watching Arthur last night and just couldn’t stop wondering if Russell Brand’s magnetic bed in the movie was real, no stir, no tricks, just plain science. And it led me to come up with a list of hi tech toys I’ve seen in movies that I wish I actually had.
Here’s the list I came up with:
1. The magnetic bed in Arthur
Because I occasionally need to clean my room, I think it would be pretty handy not to have to move my bed to clean the mess underneath it. And Arthur’s bed, from the 2011 remake of the 1981 comedy about a drunken New York City millionaire (except that Russell Brand’s Arthur is spoiled rotten billionaire), just suits my needs just fine! Since it’s magnetic, I probably wouldn’t have to worry so much about my phone sliding off the bed and onto the floor. The magnet would just suck it right back up!
2. The (quite literal) universal remote control in The Game Plan
Oh, this is a one really awesome toy. Arthur had one, and so did Joe Kingman (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in The Game Plan). It just controls everything electronic in the house, like the lights, the television, windows, and in Arthur’s case, the bed. I suppose if you had a literal universal remote control, it would be customizable? Joe’s his remote control had “Mood Control” functions, which allowed him to adjust the lighting in his apartment depending on his mood. Imagine being able to quickly switch from bright “Study group time!” lighting to flashing “Party time!” lights, with music to boot!
3. The remote control in Click that has a replay button
Whew! We have a remote control feast for this issue. Perhaps many peeps want to have this magic-in-your-hand thing that lets you control anything you want. But, but, but! This specialized universal remote doesn’t only control electronics in the house but also gives Michael Newman (played by Adam Sandler in Click) the power to surf through time. How cool is that? Hey, we’re allowed to dream, right? Awkward moment with someone who’s name you can’t remember? Click! Encountering a math test item you need extra time on? Click! Oh, the vast potential!
4. The Autobots in Transformers
I initially wrote down “lightsaber,” but since I’m more of a Transformers fan than a Star Wars one, I have to say I’d rather have a gang of ginormous robots that serve a dual purpose: flashy transpo and defender of my universe! Practically speaking, having the Autobots on my team could also help me loads compared to what a lightsaber could do for me. Besides if I had an enemy, my Autobots would just stomp on him! Boo yeah!
5. The computer in Avatar
Rounding up my list, I really dig the computer they used in Avatar. That multi- screen, no- touch, just-swipe interface and set-up just simply does it for me. I imagine myself working on some designs or drafting a flowchart, or having to go through the references. My single monitor would just die on me if I asked too much from it, or if I required that much power from my CPU. But if I had this to work on, man, that would be crazy! Highly touch- responsive with sleek blue lines and slightly dimmed lighting. Spell s-o-p-h-i-s-t-i-c-a-t-e-d!
And there it is. My top 5 list of high tech toys only seen in movies. If you have different items on your own list, let me know. Let’s exchange notes! Cheers!