The Mandela Effect in Movies

Mike Matei / April 7th, 2017


  • April 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    It’s Man-Dell-uh, not Mandle-uh. Or have we crossed dimensions again? lol

  • April 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    The Captain Marvel movies you talk about here are two completely different characters, one from Marvel Comics and the other from DC (originally Fawcett Comics back in the ’40s). Recently, the DC version’s name was changed to Shazam in order to clear up exactly that sort of confusion. The TV show you mentioned from the ’70s is also based on the DC character. Personally, I hate the change…he’s always been Captain Marvel to me.

    As to the Mandela Effect (btw, I’m pretty sure it’s pronounced Man-DELL-uh, not MAN-dell-uh), the big one for me is how clearly I remember the news of Billy Graham’s death a few years ago, even remembering vividly a funeral procession that was played on broadcast television. It was only a couple of years ago, way before I ever heard of this concept, over dinner with my mom and sister’s family that it came up that he wasn’t dead. It was a nauseating experience, because I have relatively good (if often selective) memory, and this was not a fuzzy set of events in my head. In movies, something that never gets brought up in these discussions, is that in Return of the Jedi, as Vader contemplates whether he should help Luke or stand by as the Emperor kills his son, both my mom and I remember Vader looking back and forth between the two of them far more than he actually does (at least in the home versions we’ve owned over the years). The Looney Tunes thing doesn’t bother me at all…it seems weird until you remember that it was always Looney Tunes & Merry Melodies from as far back as I can remember. But if you REALLY want to make yourself think about this subject, there was an event done not long ago that was filmed and posted to YouTube discussing the potential of the current quantum computers currently running at University of Southern California (I believe) and at NASA. If even half of what was suggested is truly the way those things work, then the implications of it are downright frightening.

    • fanboyfilms

      April 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      It’s not so much about clearing up confusion. Fawcett owned Captain Marvel (Shazam) until DC got the comic cancelled saying it was too much like Superman. Marvel Comics decided to create their own Captain Marvel since the name was now free. Later on, DC purcased Fawcett’s characters but could no longer use “Captain Marvel” as the name of the comic because Marvel has the trademark. DC still calls their character Captain Marvel but the comic is titled Shazam.

      • grimnebulin

        April 7, 2017 at 11:19 pm

        No, as of a few years ago, the character is officially called “Shazam.” This fills me with nerd-rage like nothing else ever has. Captain Marvel has been one of my favorite superheroes for as long as I can remember, and they changed his name because “that’s what everyone thinks his name is anyway.” Seriously, that was the explanation.

        I put off watching the new show “Justice League Action” for a while because the episode summaries seemed to suggest that this horrible change had been adopted. Finally I decided to give it a try, but I resolved that as soon as Captain Marvel was referred to as Shazam, I was out for good. Surprisingly, he is never referred to by name, only as “the kid.” I can live with that. It’s actually a pretty good show.

      • April 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        What Grimnebulin said. And while don’t quite nerd rage at the change of name, I do very much hate it. i really feel that Shazam is a stupid name for a superhero–especially one that’s so much like Superman. However, there’s no law keeping us from calling him whatever we want, so I’ll just continue to use Captain Marvel, instead.

      • fanboyfilms

        April 8, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        Well you’re probably more up to date than I am. I thought it got changed for the series when Billy became the new wizard calling himself Marvel and Freddy became the new hero calling himself Shazam (instead of CM Jr) but I guess I thought they changed it back after that.

  • April 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Funny you mention Batman. I remember when this came out on VHS I swore it was a different version from what I saw in the theater. Certain scenes seemed trimmed from what I had remembered from the theater. Other scenes seemed like alternate takes. The one that sticks out in my mind the most was “Where does he get those wonderful toys”. In the version that exists, you can hardly hear him say the word “Where’, it almost sounds like “… does he get those wonderful toys”. I originally remembered hearing the “Where” much more prominantly in the version I thought I saw in the theater. The delivery of the line was different, too. I was so obsessed, that I rented another copy, thinking maybe I had bought a defective release. But nope, they were identical. Same as Blu-ray and DVD versions. I’ve never been able to find any info on it so I guess I just remembered it wrong, but it still kind of bugs me whenever I watch it. Or maybe I’m just crazy.

  • Xen11

    April 8, 2017 at 3:38 am

    I felt like I crossed over into another universe when I found out there was no god and religion was a lie.
    When I reveal this to my grandparents and other people I used to trust and depend on (people I thought were so smart), I realized that they were all batshit insane and now think I’m evil.

    But that’s more like I escaped the matrix (which is what the matrix is really about).

    • King Kung Fu

      April 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Another “open minded” individual who finds a way to weave his bigoted athiest religious views into a comment section on a video about false memories and thereby force his views on everyone else.

      You should learn some tolerance, guy. Just because someone disagrees with you does not make them “batshit insane”

      The worst kind of bigot is the hypocritical one.

  • Pablo1989

    April 8, 2017 at 7:14 am

  • April 8, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Different dimensions or screwed up memory.. I clearly remember octo equalling 6 and hecto, 8. More than that, I even remember seeing pictures of octopus with 6 tentacles, thinking that it made sense! Bloopers, octorok, cartoons, all of them.. with 6 tentacles.

  • mnenoch

    April 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

    In Godzilla vs The Sea Monster I remember Godzilla picking up Dayo and holding her like you described. I found it odd growing up because that is what King Kong did in the original 1933 movie and he also he did the same thing in King Kong vs Godzilla. Maybe I mixed those movies up but I could remember Godzilla doing it as well.

  • jason mckenna

    April 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Taxi Driver. I swore he said ‘are you looking at me?’ a dozen times at least. Turns out he says it like twice.

  • April 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Just because you asked for people’s different Mandela Effects, I can’t call to mind any of mine. Drives me nuts! I DO remember having experienced the actual Mandela Effect, though, thinking he was dead until relatively recently. Something similar seems to have affected me regarding Aretha Franklin, who I also thought to be dead. But no, she’s alive and well.

  • Pablo1989

    April 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Some Mandela Effect are caused by orginal and censored version of films.

    For example Tony Montatrna death scene in censored version are shorter.

  • mars mohamed

    April 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm


  • Skywarp

    April 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    It happened to a bunch of kids in 1986. People who saw the original run of The Transformers: The Movie in the theaters have a false memory of Optimus Prime’s death scene. After Prime dies and his body turns dark, some have a false memory of his body actually crumbling into dust, and insisted that they must have changed the scene for video release.

    There was never any such scene.

  • April 23, 2017 at 5:17 am

    YooOoo this shit is in Super Mario RPG! I rented the game as a kid, and I swear I fought enemies called “Drill Bit” at Booster’s Tower. Ever since I bought the game, I never saw that happen.

    I went on GameFAQs years later and there were multiple discussions about the “Drill Bit” and people having memories of fighting them, even though they don’t appear as standalone fightable enemies in the game, but they appear in the Super Mario RPG official strategy guide.

  • milos ilic

    June 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Wow that’s deep.

  • Mephist0

    July 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I was a kid and I was playing the Captain America and the Avengers NES game. At one point, I died and got the continue screen.

    I’m a 100% sure that the continue screen was a kind of snake killing a turtle in a green background, showing the shape of both animals but in green too.

    I couldn’t continue playing, it was something I disliked a lot (I was 6 or 7) and also had a turtle so I was scared because of that image.

    I played it several times after in emulators and never got a continue screen like that. I don’t know, probably a child memory playing tricks because the love for his turtle…. but it’s pretty fucked up.

  • Strazdas

    June 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Wait, looney toons are spelled tunes? I can swear i saw the videos themselves say toons! Plenty of them. I just started believing alternate realities.

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