Ranking the best gadgets in comic book movies raises several conundrums. What constitutes a “gadget?” Things like Batman’s grappling gun, Spidey’s web shooters and Hawkeye’s vast array of arrows come to mind. But what about Wonder Woman’s lasso? Thor’s hammer? Do these magical items count? Perhaps these questions aren’t meant to be answered. Nevertheless, here is my list of ten. As far as I am concerned they aren’t in any particular order; they’re just cool. There are things like the Bat-mobile that were cut for various reasons (there are too many of them). This list only considers things seen in live-action films to date. All of the entries and the parameters I used to rank them are subjectively mine and mostly arbitrary. Please take your time to write in the comments about how many of them I got wrong, for what reasons and how you know way better than me. Lists are fun but flabbergasting; however, lists are what the people want and lists they shall have. So, here is the list of greatest gadgets ever used in movies.
10. RED WING (CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR)
In the comics, Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) doesn’t just have bird like tech, he actually is able to communicate with birds. Redwing is such a bird, that acts sort of as a sidekick for the Avenger. In the films however, Redwing is a drone that superficially resembles a bird. Falcon uses it to gather information with stealth. This was shown during the evens of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR during the prologue in Laos. As a nod to the comic book inspiration, Wilson names the drone Redwing and talks about “him” as if he is a pet, even going to far as to encourage Black Widow to pet him, affirming that the drone is “cute.”
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9. CEREBRO (X-MEN SERIES)
Cerebro is a massive machine that increases the abilities of telepathic mutants; specifically, Charles Xavier. In the films, Xavier is able to use Cerebro to track and account for every person (mutant or otherwise) on earth. This allows him to control their thoughts and actions. It also can be used for massive destruction (as seen in X2) as Xavier’s power, when focused hard enough, can inflict damage and even kill those who are connected to him through Cerebro.