The Matrix is synonymous with futuristic, cutting-edge technology. The movie’s special effects were genuinely thrilling and smashing your hand on the keyboard while pretending to hammer out some v complicated hacking is still super satisfying to do.
So, don’t let it ruin your world or anything but it turns out that fancy schmancy coding used is actually just a whole heap of Sushi recipes in Japanese characters. Yep, that’s it.
The code, which can be seen in full below, has appeared on every Matrix movie and is widely considered to be the films most iconic moments.
Simon Whiteley, a production designer who worked on the code for the movie, said in an interview with CNet last week that he had sourced the idea for the code from his Japanese wife’s cookbooks.
“I like to tell everybody that The Matrix‘s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes,” Whiteley, who’s designed on Babe (1995) and The Lego Movie (2014), told the publication. “Without that code, there is no Matrix.”
So yeah, turns out what we thought was the most complicated and indecipherable code known to man is actually just a bunch of recipes that one of the boffins who worked on set found in his wife’s cookbook.
Would ya believe it, old mate who came up with this genius idea wasn’t even credited in the movie.
It’s crazy how things work out, huh?
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