Sorry ’90s kids, Sinbad has never starred as a genie in a movie called Shazam, despite what you think you recall.
That fact has not stopped multitudes on the internet from believing in this fictional movie. While traces of this invented film have popped up over the years, it’s only in the last month that confused nostalgia for something that never existed has boiled over into a frenzy.
Here I am trying to go to bed at a decent time only to find out that Sinbad never played a Genie in a movie! Even though I know Ive seen it!
— Chase Burgess (@LeadBurgess) December 16, 2016
Writing for The New Statesmen, Amelia Tait laid out the very real confusion housed in certain parts of Reddit, wherein people with firm memories of a movie called Shazam starring Sinbad have shared their stories and have tried to work out what it means that no evidence for it exists. Read more…