One Thing About DC’s Mother Box Following Darkseid Fight Sequence in Zack Snyder’s Justice League Made No Sense

Hardcore DC fans pointed out a few glaring issues with the Mother Box that appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

One Thing About DC's Mother Box Following Darkseid Fight Sequence in Zack Snyder's Justice League Made No Sense


  • Despite having popular actors and a visionary director, the film faced issues, including a change in directors midway.
  • Zack Snyder later released his Snyder Cut, which was well-received by hardcore DC fans.
  • However, fans questioned certain aspects, such as the handling of the Mother Box and the excessive use of slow motion in the film.
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While Marvel’s Avengers films went on to become huge blockbusters, DC’s Justice League unfortunately did not have similar luck. Despite huge superstars like Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot lending their name to the franchise along with director Zack Snyder’s ambitious vision, the film did not set the box office on fire. Further, Joss Whedon taking over from Snyder mid-way through the film, threw up a ton of issues on and off-set.

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A scene from Zack Snyder’s Justice League

The Man Of Steel director went on to make amends later by releasing his 4-hour Snyder Cut, which managed to encompass all that he had envisioned for the original film. While this version became a big success and received high praise from hardcore DC fans, there were still a few aspects that DC buffs did not approve of, one of them being the fate of the Mother Box.

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Fans Questioned The Fate Of The Mother Box In Zack Snyder’s Justice League 

After the dismal reception that Justice League got on its release, it was up to Zack Snyder to redeem the film for ardent DC fans. The filmmaker did just that through his Snyder Cut that ran for 4 hours, and incorporated all of his initial visions for the film. While DC buffs lauded Snyder’s efforts, they also proved why they were extremely knowledgeable fans as well, with their analysis of certain scenes in the film that were not up to the mark.

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Fans questioned the narrative of the Mother Boxes in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

One of the aspects of Zack Snyder’s Justice League that fans questioned, was the fate of the Mother Box. As known through the narrative, the Amazons, the Atlanteans, and the humans, were each entrusted with a Mother Box. While the first two groups uncompromisingly protected it and even risked their lives in the process, fans noted that the humans did not display similar caution.

As a result, the humans’ strategy of digging a hole and dropping the Mother Box in it, backfired big time, as it became extremely easy and obvious to find. This unconvincing hiding spot ultimately led Steppenwolf to track the Mother Box without much sweat. This lack of conviction led DC fans to criticize Zack Snyder’s decision-making in the film.


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Zack Snyder’s Love For Slow Motion In Justice League Made Fans Restless

Zack Snyder’s Justice League which had a running time of 4 hours, was made to satisfy audiences who were sorely disappointed with the original film that was ultimately completed by Joss Whedon. While Snyder made up amply with his elaborate and extensive narrative, a few aspects of the film still rankled hardcore fans.

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More than 10 % of shots in Zack Snyder’s Justice League were in slow motion.

Snyder, who is known to favor a lot of slow-motion shots in his films, used this technique generously in Justice League, which, according to reports, made up a little over 10% of the whole film. While slow motion is an extremely effective tool to incorporate in certain scenes, many fans felt that it was not needed in most. parts of the Justice League. Furthermore, with an already laborious run time,  these slow-motion segments managed to only make fans more restless as the film went on.


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Written by Sharanya Sankar

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Sharanya Sankar, Writer for Fandomwire
Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.