Martha Kent Featured In Batman V Superman Clip

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In a new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice clip, which apparently debuted on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Clark Kent visits with his adoptive mother Martha to ask her for some advice -- and she delivers a message that's likely to be about as controversial as nearly everything her husband said in Man of Steel.

This is a scene we've seen teased in trailers, but shown without cuts, it provides context and insight to exactly what's going on in the troubled hero's head. 

You can check it out below.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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    • qaking
    • 1 Posts in 2 Months

    If someone saw this clip with no context, they might think it's a crappy CBS drama or soap with the CBS logo and background music (minus the Superman costume)

  1. I know some people have a problem with what she says...but to me it seems reasonable. She's obviously upset with the way her son's been treated and is skeptical of the world.

  2. qaking said ... (original post)

    If someone saw this clip with no context, they might think it's a crappy CBS drama or soap with the CBS logo and background music (minus the Superman costume)

    ...What?

    • Phlegmbot
    • 122 Posts in 14 Months

    ComicsFan11 said ... (original post)

    I know some people have a problem with what she says...but to me it seems reasonable. She's obviously upset with the way her son's been treated and is skeptical of the world.

    The problem with it is that it just adds to the whole thing about Superman being a murderer who has no moral compass -- just like in the previous film.

    More confusing is that on Corden's show, she then goes on to describe the characters as a "nurturing" and an "Earth mother." But that clip shows she neither of those things.

    Lane's not a stupid lady, by any means, so either she's towing the company line or honestly does not have a handle on her character. If the latter, that's really sad. But it certainly is in line w/everything else we've seen.

    • RJW
    • 392 Posts in 16 Months

    How does this add to the idea that he's a murderer with no moral compass? All she said was that if he wants to help people, he can out of choice, not because he has a moral duty to do so. What I find irritating is that people claim he's a murderer because they have zero understanding of what murder actually means. They think it's just a synonym for killing when it means the unjustified killing of another person. And NO moral compass? He's constantly rescuing people. How do you figure it's in line with everything we've seen? This clip absolutely shows her being nurturing. Would you find it nurturing if she had said the opposite? What if she told Clark "Save everyone. You owe this world your life. You didn't choose to come here but you owe us, all the same. Your life, your happiness, your wants, none of that matters. All that matters is you have a duty to serve other people."

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