Diane Lane Speaks on the Infamous “Martha” Scene

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When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released, one of the many nitpicks that those who disliked the film made was their inability to understand the point of the scene in which Batman stops his plan to kill Superman all because Superman says the name “Martha.”

Now Diane Lane, who plays Martha Kent in the DC Extended Universe spoke on one of the extras special features for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , to give her thoughts on the scene and what it actually meant.

Superman and Batman certainly entered the superhero business from opposite roads, yet they have similar histories. There’s the loss of your original family, so they’re both orphans. And I don’t think Batman sees Superman as human until he realizes that he has mother. And I think, when Batman makes the decision to rescue Martha, Superman’s mother, in a way he’s redeeming his own sense of powerlessness he had when he could not save his own mother.

Now many of those who have loved the film, all come to this conclusion or a similar one as another criticism was the need to replay the death of Martha Wayne again was to remind the audience of where Bruce was than,  a victim powerless to save his mother and at that moment, about to be the man who let’s the mother die and even worse the man with the gun and really play on the moment where Batman becomes redeemable again.

Source: Cinema Blend 

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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