Diane Lane Talks ‘Martha Scene’ In ‘Batman V Superman’

Diane Lane

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was met with mixed reviews from critics and fans but one scene, in particular, left everyone talking, the “Martha scene.” Diane Lane, Martha Kent, is now opening up about that famous scene on the special features of Batman v Superman. She explains why this scene is such a critical piece in the Batman v Superman story.

“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.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Scoot McNairy .

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is available on Digital HD and Blu-Ray. You can read our in-depth look at the Ultimate Edition by clicking here, as well as our early review of the Blu-Ray here.

What do you think about Lane’s comments? Let’s talk below in the comment section.

Source: CinemaBlend

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  • Dennis Lookman

    Exactly, Superman having an Earthling adoptive mother, humanized Superman in the eyes of Batman. And thus he decided to stop what he was doing.

    I have said this multiple times. This movie is made for people who are capable of using their braincells to understand what is going on the whole time. It’s an intelligent movie, and for those who didn’t connect the dots of what has been said above, a movie that is too intelligent for them in the first place.

    • Chris W

      I never use my mothers given name. Do you?

      Look up contrived. It’s what happens when writers don’t know how to get from A to B organically. It has nothing to do with “using brain cells”. There’s nobody out there that doesn’t get it. It’s just a bad scene.

      • Radar Technician Matt

        I’m pretty sure Clark was about to say “Kent” right after he barely said his mother’s first name…
        But having Batman with a mech suit pressing on your throat while holding a freaking spear made out of a pure kryptonite, is not an easy task.

        • Chris W

          You’re making presumptions now? A scene that is meant to further the narrative, if done well, requires no justifications or explanations.

          It’s a bad scene, get over it.

          • Joey Wabi-Sabi

            Just because you didn’t understand it, doesn’t make it a bad scene. The fact that you even needed an explanation for this scene, just proves these types of movies are not for you. You’re probably better off sticking to children’s movies with simpleton plot lines. Plenty of those over at Marvel.

          • Radar Technician Matt

            Did you rewatch the scene? Probably no…. after all you’re in denial.
            Am I forcing you accept it? NO
            Are you forcing people to dislike it the way you do? YES
            Now YOU get over the fact that not everyone’s a brainless idiot like you.

      • Dennis Lookman

        No, people clearly didn’t understand the scene because they all thought because their mother’s names were the same, Batman stopped to kill Superman, and that is why this movie is too intelligent for a lot of people to begin with.

        When you understand the characters in this movie, as well as when you are able to read between the lines and see the bigger picture of this scene, you will not be blinded by foolish assumptions.

        • Joe

          Basically, Dennis just wants to call everyone stupid. Nothing beyond that. Of course, everyone understood the scene as its so on the nose and treats its audience like idiots. The problem people have with the scene is the awful dialogue, bad acting, a pointless flashback treating the audience like idiots, Lois Lane once again arriving just at the moment the writers need her to and so on. Not to mention this is a 3 hour movie with the title Batman V Superman and the result is an 8 minute fight that concludes over a name being said.

          • Dennis Lookman

            You make me so happy to be alive.

      • DoYouFeelInCharge?

        How was Batman supposed to save her if he didn’t know her name?????

      • Chris

        I would use her given name if I was talking to a stranger. I’d also be more likely to not mention we’re related if said stranger is trying to murder me. I supposed that begs the question, “Why ask a murdering stranger to save your mom.” I wouldn’t, because I assume the worst from most people. Superman is better than that though.

    • Yup, intelligent. Riiiiiight.

  • bingeit 45

    i never had a problem with the scene, batman’s mother was shot in front of him, he grew up without any mother figure, when he heard the name martha out of the blue, of course he was going to have a reaction to it, and superman saying the name took him back to his father saying the same thing before dying helplessly like superman

  • 12stepCornelius

    This is exactly how I saw it the first time I watched the movie in theaters. I’m just glad I didn’t suffer from such confusion/anger as fanboys/haters did. The scene was a very emotional one for me and I thought it was beautifully done.

    • Joe

      Ah yes the typical fanboy defence. People are stupid and didn’t understand the scene. Glad you enjoyed it. Now get over yourself.

      • DarkoCool

        You replied to the wrong person…now get over yourself.

  • Kelly

    She gets it while “fanboys” don’t.

  • Steve Steve

    I guess we’re going to pretend Geoff Johns didn’t also comment, saying he thinks the “Martha” name was “a great unifying thing,” and “a really cool connection.”

  • Foreign Geek

    That explanation got me right in the feels!