I had bantered about the idea of seeing
The Return of the Jedi Rise of Skywalker with someone; this, in spite of my previous swearing off of SW, Disney, and movies. (She’s a sweetie). But, I think she’ll live without it. I will and healthily.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you provide at your venue box office and online, and at other appropriate places where your customers will see it, a notice containing the following information: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contains several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities,” said Disney’s letter, as reported by THR.
The Epilepsy Foundation also issued a statement noting that for about 3 percent of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. For those who are sensitive to lights, the foundation advised having a friend watch the movie first, who could then accompany and alert which scenes to avert one’s eyes during.
Yes! I have a certain sensitivity to bright lights and dim bulbs. So, I’ll avert my eyes now. Thanks for the alert, DM. Shame that I’ll miss the lavender Wookies or whatever.