Strobe Light Warnings to be Added to ‘Incredibles 2’ Viewings in Theaters

Strobe Light Warnings

There has been some chatter today about the much anticipated Incredibles 2 movie causing some distress. Apparently, the movie has several scenes with flashing lights that could pose a danger to those with epilepsy or other light-sensitive conditions. Disney is aware of this issue and has now asked all theaters to post a warning for the scenes in question.

Blogger and Twitter user Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) seems to have initiated the warning online with a Twitter thread that has gone viral, in addition to a post to her blog, Veroniiiica.

Veronica writes that “Incredibles 2” is “filled with tons of strobe/flashing lights,” and explained that people with photosensitive epilepsy aren’t the only ones who could be affected — those who suffer from migraines, vision impairments, seizure conditions, vertigo (specifically flicker vertigo), autism, ADHD, and PTSD could also experience a reaction to the images.

“These scenes are also spread out across the movie and often come without warning. My descriptive audio device warned me about the larger scenes, but other times it was light strobe lights came out of nowhere for no reason.” she writes.

“So, the villain’s weapon of choice in the movie is bright white lights that are at a rapidly flashing/strobing frequency, with the intent to disorient people. One of these scenes lasts over 90 seconds with continuous strobe light, other scenes last anywhere from 5-30 seconds”, Veronica tweets.

“I just wish Disney/Pixar and theaters alike would issue a warning that the movie contains several scenes with strobe lights,” Veronica wrote.

She states that she “is not calling for a boycott of Incredibles 2, or to change the movie. It is very well done, and the strobe lights are an important point in the plot. I just wish Disney/Pixar and theaters alike would issue a warning that the movie contains several scenes with strobe lights”.

If you know of anyone planning to see this movie that suffers from any of these sensitivities or illnesses, please notify them of this issue.

Source: Variety

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