Originally Posted by gkokujin
I honestly feel that they should have had Zod kill that family or one of them for that scene to have a harder impact.
THEN the scream would have made more sense as a primal scream of I'M COMPLETELY ALONE NOW, I DIDN'T WANT TO KILL THE LAST OF MY KIND.
I may be wrong but, I'm pretty sure he did. You never see them again. All you see is the black smoke at the edge of the screen. They left it a bit ambiguous but, I think if they had lived, we would have seen them thanking Superman for saving them.