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SHAZAAM: The Sinbad Movie That Doesn’t Exist

Steve Porter / January 6, 2017

Do you remember watching Sinbad in a genie movie back in the 1990’s? You think you may have, but if you go looking around the Internet, you won’t find anything. Some people will say you’re confusing yourself with the Shaquille O’Neal genie movie, Kazaam. Others will say, no, there is a very, very real memory that a Sinbad genie movie existed, and it’s called Shazaam (could also be Shazam).


According to the man himself though, there isn’t.



So, are people crazy? Some could be trolling, but others could be falling under the effects of the phenomenon called the “Mandela Effect.” This is the term which refers to a collective false memory.


Other instances of the “Mandela Effect” include those who believe that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the 1980s when, in actuality, he died in 2013. The same can be said for the spelling of The Berenstain Bears. Many could have sworn the children’s books were spelled with an ‘e’ and not an ‘a’, but that’s simply a trick our minds have played on us.


So which camp do you fall in? Are you adamant that a Sinbad genie movie exists? Or, are you a firm non-believer? If you land in the former, could you admit to yourself that you’ve made a mistake? As it stands now, all the evidence points in the direction that it never existed.


Maybe one day Sinbad will give us the genie movie we all deserve.



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