Rare and Fascinating Easter Eggs You've Probably Never Noticed in These Famous Movies2022-04-05 Stories
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Movie fans know that secret references, widely known as Easter Eggs, are the most fun part of the whole viewing experience. Hiding inside jokes and various pop culture elements inside movies has become a huge trend lately, but, as the legend goes, the first movie to do so was the Rocky Horror Picture Show film that was released back in the ‘70s. Since then, nearly every director has started hiding Easter Eggs and various secret messages inside their movies and animated films. We present you the rarest and most unusual Easter Eggs ever spotted on screen.
The Matrix: Sushi Recipes
Easter Egg: The green Matrix coding
Reference: Sushi recipes
Release date: March 31, 1999
If you’ve seen The Matrix at least once, then you know just how amazing and elegant those lines of green code running down the screen look. They fully summarize the whole premise of the Wachowskis movie – what if all of this is not real? What if it’s just a bunch of programming code written by some AI machine?
Right after the The Matrix came out in 1999, all the film’s details were taken apart by the fans. Naturally, they wanted to know how the iconic green Matrix code was created. Well, it turns out it wasn’t just a designer’s fantasy!
Simon Whiteley, the designer behind the iconic code, was looking for the inspiration in his wife’s Japanese cookbooks – and he found some! Most of the characters you will see in The Matrix code are Japanese. The Wachowskis wanted a cool, old-fashioned, and traditional-looking code sequence reminiscent of manga and anime – so he delivered!
Fight Club: the Starbucks Prank
Easter Egg: Starbucks is literally everywhere
References: The culture of consumption
Release date: 11 November 1999
Fight Club is one of the most famous hit movies of the late ‘90s. Starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the movie delves heavily into the corporate culture, capitalism, and the consumer culture that brainwashes many people into buying things without thinking.
In order to highlight this, David Fincher, the movie’s director, decided to use Starbucks as a stark example of a product that has taken the world. He placed Starbucks cups in each and every scene of the movie, hiding them in plain sight.
Naturally, Starbucks was aware of this little prank and supplied him with as many Starbucks cups as he needed. We believe it wasn’t the worst type of advertisement! Still, most of the cups are hard to spot unless you’re looking for them specifically.
Harry Potter: Magic Cheerios
Easter Egg: a box of Cheeri-Owl cereal
Release date: July 19, 2007
Usually, the wizarding world is not very fond of everything connected with Muggles (also known as humans), but sometimes a thing or two would find its way into the hearts of wizards.
We all know Dumbledore was fond of sherbet lemon, a lemon-flavoured candy from the world of humans, but if you watch Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix closely, you will notice another detail reminiscent of something we’d see in the Muggle realm.
This box looks quite familiar, doesn’t it? It’s because it reminds us of Cheerios, although the name on the cereal states Cheeri-Owls to make it more magical and wizardy. But we know a box of Cheerios when we see one!