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Seven film inventions we wish were real

Here’s a selection of seven pretty nifty film inventions we’d love to see brought to life.

DESPICABLE ME – SHRINK RAY

Gru’s gadgeteer Dr Nefario is responsible for many wonderful inventions - take the fart gun, for example (Gru had, in fact, requested a dart gun; classic mistake). Though the SR-6 shrink ray isn’t actually one of his, it would certainly come in handy if we were moving house (or stealing the moon). And, well, we’d buy anything that causes Vector to cry, “Curse you, tiny toilet!”

CLUELESS – SMART WARDROBE

File under: why doesn’t this exist yet? Lucky Cher has a digital catalogue of all her clothes and this smart wardrobe scans and matches everything to put together outfits that will make her look like a total Betty. Clashes? As if! Imagine the hours of fun you could have.

BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE

Sure, we’d all like a hoverboard but now that Swegways exist, we’re probably more up for the ability to travel through time in the most ‘80s car ever.

UP - DOG TRANSLATOR

If dogs could talk, what would they really say? Until someone actually invents this translator collar, we will never know for sure. For those spending extra time with their pets - imagine getting your hands on one of these.

STAR WARS - LIGHTSABERS

While we don’t have much use for any kind of saber beyond slicing tomatoes or opening heavily taped boxes, a real life lightsaber would be by far the coolest way to do it.

THE MATRIX - LEARNING STUFF THROUGH THE PHONE

Learning things is hard and often tedious work, so we’re deathly jealous of The Matrix characters’ ability to download new skills into their minds just by picking up the phone.

CLICK - REMOTE CONTROL THAT CONTROLS TIME

Imagine being able to fast forward through boring video calls and revisit lovely memories. Stop working on new iPhones and smart lightbulbs; get the boffins to work on this!