Even though 'The Incredibles 2' picked up a ton of record-breaking wins, there's one thing that people did not note about the movie: triggers for Epilepsy.
According to CNET, the visual effects are similar to flashing lights or strobe lights, and it can trigger a seizure. They shared that blogger Veronica Lewis wrote on her blog that "There are at least five scenes throughout the movie, all of which feature the villain, that use bright white flashing/strobe lights for more than fifteen seconds, with at least one scene going over 90 seconds in continuous strobing lights."
Read her thread here:
HEALTH ALERT I haven't seen this mentioned in a lot of places, but the new Incredibles 2 movie (#incredibles2) is filled with tons of strobe/flashing lights that can cause issues for people with epilepsy, migraines, and chronic illness. This thread is spoiler free
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.
Video games, some music videos, live concerts, theme park attractions, and even consumer electronics provide warnings about strobe lighting effects and the potential for seizures and other adverse effects. Why not have the same thing be done for a movie targeted at kids?
Please share this thread, as well as my blog post on the topic below, and help to protect people from dangerous health effects that can come from watching Incredibles 2. https://t.co/DuVG5H6yKo /thread
I would like to thank @DisneyPixar and @DisneyStudios for listening to people's concerns and putting up warnings for the flashing lights in #Incredibles2. It is an INCREDIBLE movie, and people can now make an informed decision either to watch the movie now or wait for the DVD
Thank you to everyone for retweeting this, writing articles, and signal boosting my message! My goal of having signs at the ticket counter was reached so that people can be warned about the flashing lights in Incredibles 2.
Be sure if you go to keep yourself covered, especially if you're prone to epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights.