Batman V Superman: 10 Biggest New Reveals From Zack Snyder's Live Commentary

7. The Importance Of The Controversial "Martha" Scene

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Many fans have become fixated on Batman v Superman's "Martha!" scene, and it's been widely ridiculed in the years which have followed. Explaining that the point of the movie was to show the Dark Knight confronting Superman's humanity and regaining his own, Snyder adds that Batman realising his foe also has a mother gives them a human connection despite Superman being from another planet.

"It’s really this whole concept of branding criminals," the filmmaker said. "The idea was that [Batman] had lost his own moral compass and he had become what he beheld. The whole idea of this movie is to create this arc where [Batman] confronts Superman’s humanity, that he finds himself again."

"That’s what the thesis of this thing is, that we’re all humans and that we all connect on a level," Snyder continued. "Our mothers have the same name. That is really sort of this fundamental, 'We both have a mother, so we are both human.’ Even though Superman is from another planet, his connection to humanity is so clean that Batman is able to re-energize himself."

It's easy to see what Snyder was going for here, and while the execution of the scene may have been flawed, this explanation should help some of those fans get over the silliness of it all!


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