Originally Posted by The Question
The problem is that the movie barely acknowledged that loss of life and Superman didn't seem all that concerned about it during or after the crisis. I mean, yeah, he was trying to stop Zod, but we never saw him reacting to the carnage around him or actively trying to minimize it or save lives. And in some cases he came off as partially responsible for it.
Also, this quote from Zack Snyder is ridiculous:
"In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters."
Mass deaths don't symbolize disasters, they literally are disasters.
Why should they have dealt with the death and destruction at all?
Have you ever read "Superman Day of Doom"? You really should.