Zach Snyder's Justice League's Runtime Is Only 45 Minutes If You Take Out All The Slow-Mo Footage
UNITED STATES - Zack Snyder's famed cut of the 2017 box office disaster Justice League has come to HBO Max after a four year long campaign by fans to see the director's original vision come to life.
The epic film showing the deeds of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash clocks in at an impressive four hour runtime. The one-sixth-of-a-day long film has many viewers surprised there was so much footage left of the cutting room floor.
Their surprise is warranted, as the film is actually only 45 minutes in length once the action sequences featuring the lightning quick Flash and the agile Wonder Woman were sped up to real time. For instance, each superhero introduction pose lasts at least 2 minutes in slow motion as the dramatic music swells and a folky pop song plays in half speed.
The first 30 minutes of the credits rolling over the footage of Superman's death from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is only 3 minutes in reality. Industry experts liken this to the technique used in artificially lengthening term papers by increasing the font size of the periods.