Slow motion has become such a ubiquitous tool with cinema that you might not even notice that it’s happening. And then there are films, like Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, that have so much slow motion that they would probably only last half an hour if they played in real time. Honestly, if you’re feeling starved of slow motion, we advise checking out Sucker Punch as soon as you can. If you don’t like to watch bad films, we advise never watching Sucker Punch at any point in time.

Slow motion is used and manipulated in all sorts of ways with all sorts of purposes. Think about how slow motion allowed the Wachowski siblings to illustrate Neo’s control of his digital environment in The Matrix. Or how Pete Travis employed slow motion to convey the use of the futuristic drug, Slo-Mo. Or the opening of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull, with Jake LaMotta dancing around a boxing ring, ready for a fight.

Have you become so used to slow motion that you don’t even appreciate it anymore? Here’s a neat little refresher course, from the kindly folk over at YouTube channel The Discarded Image.