The Squid Game continues to give something to talk about after almost a month has passed since its release date. Hwang Dong-hyuk’s creation has led actors such as Wi Ha Joon, Jung Ho Yeon, Anupam Tripathi, and other cast members to stardom. Even the North Korean regime has spoken out about the Netflix series. And it is that the South Korean production has many details that are worth reviewing. One of them is the important warning that appears at the beginning of chapter 4 of the first season.
“Some scenes have strobe effects that can affect photosensitive viewers”, place Netflix directly from the start of the Episode 4 of The Squid Game, one of the most violent of the entire series. This is due to the scene where a great battle to the death takes place where the characters are in the dark and can only be guided by a very bright flickering light.
What is a strobe effect? This is the name given to the optical effect that occurs when illuminating, by means of flashes, an object that moves quickly and periodically. It is a resource that is often used in nightclubs and also in film screenings. A similar example is the scene where John Wick is chasing Iosef Tarasov inside the Red Circle Club and the disco lights are flashing rapidly. The effect seen in The Squid Game would be the same, but with the blinking slower, causing a visually confusing sensation.
With this message, Netflix makes sure not to ruin the experience of watching the series for its photosensitive viewers, as exposure to this type of audiovisual material could cause serious medical repercussions. It should be noted that previously this problem had been reported by some users on Twitter and it was from this that the streaming platform began to place the label with the warning at the beginning of chapter 4.