Zack Snyder sure does love him some slow-mo. He's used it in every film he's made to date (yes, even that animated one with the owls), so it's sort of becoming his signature.
A Vimeo user name Jaume R. Lloret seems to have a thing for studying filmmakers' favorite techniques. He's previously compiled "supercuts" of Edgar Wright's love of closeups, every death in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked films and Wes Anderson's use of vehicles. Now he's turned his attention to Snyder's slow-motion shots, cutting them all together into a single video.
There's no footage included from Man of Steel, even though there were slow-motion shots in that movie. Likewise, there's no slow-mo from his first film, Dawn of the Dead. Lloret's edit focuses on everything Snyder did after that: 300, Watchmen, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Sucker Punch.
Check it out.
What's interesting is how Snyder employs slow-mo as one of his go-to tools. For 300 and Watchmen, he obviously uses it for the shots where he wants to emulate the look and feel of a comic book panel. You'll notice that Snyder uses it for shots of characters walking (or flying) toward the camera, big fight moments, underlining the drama of a scene or maybe just because it looks cool.
What do you think? Does he put it the slow-mo to good use, or does he overuse it?