There is no doubt that Zack Snyder likes eye-popping visuals, tons of grey filters, and yes mostly slow motion. Sometimes audience felt like it is overused, especially in the highly anticipated Snyder Cut of Justice League. Recently the director broke the silence after he got continuously slammed by his fans about the usage of slow-mo in his movies.
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His continuous use of slow-motion in most of his projects is a signature style of his, and we can’t deny the fact that it truly blends well with the movies like Zack Snyder’s Justice League in a very creative way.
Zack Snyder Revealed He Doesn’t like slow motion
Recently, during an interview with ‘Wired’, the director answered some mostly asked questions, and one of the questions was ‘what is Zack Snyder known for.’ He answered in a very polite tone by saying:
“People would think I was known for slow motion. I like slow motion. I don’t really like slow motion that much. If you do a percentage of slow motion in my movies, I would think you’d find that it’s 1% or something like that.”
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It might be hard to accept that he really meant 1% of slow-mo usage in his films, he also further added that ‘I know someone’s analyzing it right now, and they’re gonna say no it’s 50%. Still, people can’t ignore one thing that has been consistent throughout his filmography, and that is his frequent use of slow motion. According to him, he might be a little lighter on the slow-mo but it is still seemingly distributed throughout his films. However, the director really increases its use, with many of the film’s most iconic shots involving his signature style.
Why does Zack Snyder use slow motion?
All directors have a unique style that identifies the movie as their own and lets us know it’s them who directed it without even looking into the credits. Slow motion when used perfectly heightens the tensions and allows viewers to see how the scene unfolds. Directors like Zack Snyder, use slow motion which is best known as his most notable directorial technique, and how he uses it gives good results and turns generic action shots into great masterpieces.