Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
It's like anything else in movie-making - it's simply a tool, a technique in the movie-maker's kitbox. It can be used well, it can be used badly. I don't think it makes a lot of sense to make a sweeping assertion about its validity.
When does the slow-down-speed-up-slow-down method used by Snyder really become a story-telling tool? i mean, when we see Silk Specter's hair wave about about as she rescues children?
I never used the expression 'story-telling tool.' I said that 'it's simply a tool, a technique in the movie maker's kitbox' and went on to say that it can be used well or badly and that it made no sense to make a sweeping assertion about its validity.
You're proving my point - you're highlighting one example of it being used badly (I don't remember the specific scene, but for the sake of argument I'll go along with you) and then are using it to use the techique as a whole.
One may as well use e.g. the bad CGI in Die Another Day to attack the use of CGI as a whole.