Then and Now

Then and Now

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Updated Oct 30, 2019 at 05:09AM EDT by Y F.

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Then and Now refers to a series of exploitable images that feature a young boy pulling an older woman and pointing at a movie poster in the past juxtaposed against a present day illustration of an adult male pulling an adult woman's arm while pointing at a remake, reboot or sequel of the movie in the adjacent image. Online, people have changed the movie posters depending on what movie is coming out soon.


On June 16th, 2015, DeviantArt [1] user Mickking posted a two-panel webcomic of young boy pulling a woman and crying while pointing at a Jurassic Park movie poster in 1993. The adjacent panel shows the same boy and woman in the same position and pointing at a Jurassic World poster in 2015.

1993 2015 JURASSIC PARK JURASSIC WAID An Adventure 65 Million №ars In The Maki THE PARK 1 JUNE THE GAME ROOm


Three days later, on June 19th, Redditor Vikram_Sharma posted the image on the subreddit /r/funny,[2] where it received more than 12,000 points (84% upvoted) and 600 comments in two years. Around this time, an anonymous user posted the picture to Memecenter,[3] receiving more than 4,000 likes.

On October 5th, Amino Apps[4] user Samantha uploaded a version of the webcomic with the posters replaced with Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts X posters (shown below).


Over the next few months, people continued to exploit this web comic, replacing the posters with versions featuring Harry Potter, Spider-Man, The Power Rangers and more (examples below).

On August 8th, Redditor trover2345325 posted about this meme in the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit.[5]

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