Twitter Users Expose 'Incredibles 2' for Scenes That Could Harm Those With Epilepsy

The movie's villain uses a weapon that creates strobing lights with the intention of disorienting people, Twitter user Veronica Lewis explained. 

The movie's villain uses a weapon that creates strobing lights with the intention of disorienting people, Twitter user Veronica Lewis explained.

Incredibles 2 may be breaking records for the biggest animated film opening in box office history according to CNN Money, but those who went to see the Disney Pixar film are turning to Twitter to warn others of the health concerns the movie raises for individuals with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.

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

— Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) June 15, 2018

Lewis, who received over 14K likes and 10K comments on her tweet doesn’t believe the movie should be criticized or changed, but she thinks—along with many others who saw the film—that there should be an official health warning issued to patrons by both Disney and the individual movie theaters hosting screenings. In her experience, the villain’s weapon emits bright white lights that flash and strobe consistently throughout the film.

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 Lewis (@veron4ica) June 15, 2018

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.

— Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) June 15, 2018

Never underestimate the power of Twitter. As it turns out, Disney caught wind of the public's concerns and has notified all theaters showing the film to warn consumers of scenes that could be harmful to viewers with epilepsy, according to Variety.com.

Parents have the right to make an informed decision about something that could impact their child’s safety and people with chronic illness have the right to learn about potential triggers/make steps to avoid them. Incredibles 2 needs a safety warning at the ticket window for this

— Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) June 15, 2018

Since Lewis’s viral tweet, many individuals have responded with photographic proof of their efforts. Pictured are theater notices posted upon entry of the screening rooms stating, “INCREDIBLES 2 contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.” 

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. pic.twitter.com/JljozWlojd

— Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) June 17, 2018

Thanks to those who used their public platform to speak out and inform others of the health concern Incredibles 2 presents, we can only hope no one will be negatively impacted by the screenings. 

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