The release of Shazam: Fury of the Gods sparks a mind-bending debate about a film from the 1990s that never seemed to exist, which also featured performer Sinbad as a genie. We discuss its connection to the Kazaam film by Shaquille O'Neil.
Fury of the Gods has gotten a poor reception for the first Shazam film within its first week in theaters.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a direct sequel to the 2019 sequel, introducing the DC Comics character of the same name, following Billy Baston's fight against the Daughters of Atlas, with actors Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu, and others.
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Shazaam, a mystery 1990s film, has sparked a debate on the Mandela effect.
The release of Fury of the Gods this past Friday has reignited a weird film debate.
A 90s film that resembled Shazam's name was spelled "Shazaam" and starred comedian David Adkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad. The issue? There is no evidence that this film ever existed.
The mystery has been filed under one of the many Mandela effects found throughout the world, a phenomenon that explains "false collective memory," in which a large group of people believes in a fact or detail that never happened.
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In Shazaam, did Sinbad act as a genie?
Adkins, a comedian who played Sinbad under his pseudonym, has never appeared as a genie, nor has there ever been a 90s film called "Shazaam."
Cinephiles may be confused by the 1996 film, Kazaam, with the role of a genie by Shaquille O'Neil.
It appears likely that this is the answer, despite many who claim to have seen Kazaam but that it isn't the correct movie.
Another hypothesis online users have suggested is that there is a small probability that all scenes from the film would be removed from the public view due to legal reasons — but surely there would be a trace in the internet's pockets?