Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
On the Terminator 2 commentary, James Cameron made a comment that he doesn't use slow motion during action scenes, and least not often.
Well there was plenty of slo-mo used in Avatar, and not just for punctuating story points. It can also be very useful at communicating the power or awe-inspiring nature of an event-- especially in superhero movies where you really NEED the characters to look cool and larger than life.
Such as in Avengers when we see Thor jumping through the air to strike Cap's shield. I'm not sure that moment would have been nearly as effective (or cool) without the slo-mo.
Obviously it can be overdone (as in Watchmen), and it's not right for every kind of action movie, but for a Superman movie I think it would be more than appropriate.