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Twitter thread prompts Disney to issue warning before Incredibles 2 over flashing lights

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Jun 16, 2018

Now that Incredibles 2 is out in theaters this weekend, one Twitter user has warned moviegoers of the film's potentially damaging use of strobe lights. The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, which is well on its way to a record-breaking opening weekend, has several scenes that use this effect. These sequences could prove harmful to those who suffer from epilepsy, migraines, or several other light-sensitive conditions. 

Twitter user Veronica Lewis, who uses the handle @Veron4ica, tweeted a thread yesterday afternoon detailing these scenes, as well as the damage they could cause some audience members.

Warning: There are mild spoilers for Incredibles 2 contained in the thread below.

Lewis, who is visually impaired, said that her descriptive audio device warned her of some, but not all of the scenes in question, which are "spread out across the movie and often come without warning." She also notes that while most of these scenes last anywhere from 5-30 seconds, one sequence goes on for as long as 90 seconds. 

She also wrote a more detailed entry about it on her personal blog, Veroniiiica, though she goes out of her way to state that she isn't calling for a boycott or alteration of the Pixar film, but is simply asking that theaters issue a warning about these strobe-heavy sequences prior to screenings. Similar warnings are issued along with video games, concerts, and theme park attractions.    

According to Variety, Disney has reportedly taken notice of Lewis' concerns and has asked theaters showing Incredibles 2 to comply with her request to warn patrons who may suffer from any number of light-sensitive impairments. The film is currently poised to becoming the biggest animated film of all time

As of this writing, there have been no reported incidents that resulted from watching Incredibles 2