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Movie Characters We Wish Were Real

We’ve all gone to the movies at some point and walked away wishing a particular character was real. What if someone like Batman were there to fight crime, or what if all our toys magically came to life and went on adventures while we slept at night?

Ruby Sparks (in limited release this weekend) stars Paul Dano as Calvin, a struggling writer whose big breakthrough arrives when one of his characters (played by Zoe Kazan) comes to life. In an effort to have some fun with that plot, we took a look at some big-screen characters capable of making the real world a better place, or at the very least a little bit cooler.

Tony Stark (Iron Man)

Who wouldn’t want to live in a world where superheroes really do exist? Spider-Man and Superman would be great, but do they come with a multibillion-dollar corporation like Stark Industries? In addition to getting a guy capable of zipping around the world at a moment’s notice, annihilating enemies with the palms of his hands and exhibiting incredible strength, should Iron Man become the real deal, in comes a technology company with seemingly endless resources that is responsible for developing weapon and defense products of superhuman quality.

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Cinematical Seven: Awesome Aliens to Hang Out With

Good friends are hard to come by, so when you spot one in a movie, you can’t help but to dream — even when that potential pal is not of this world. On March 18th, we’re going to meet Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen), an alien who crash lands on Earth, is held prisoner by the government and decides now is the time to escape. That’s when Paul meets Graeme and Clive (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), two nerdy guys on their way to check out Area 51. The little gray guy has his own Predator mode, enjoys Reese’s Pieces, has an endless supply of wisecracks and even manages to wiggle his way into his new friends’ hearts so much so that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get Paul home.

They’re fun, loyal and out-of-this-world. Who wouldn’t want to have an alien as friend? Well, odds are, it isn’t happening, but there’s certainly no harm in dreaming. Should my extra terrestrial pal ever beam him or herself down to Earth, I’m hoping he or she would be something like one of these unearthly movie characters.

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