Originally Posted by jmc
Iron Man 1 is a deliberate neutral movie setting. It never tries to set itself as being set in the real world, or a science fiction film, it's a film that sits happily in a superhero world where anything can happen. Man of Steel is a sci-fi movie that tries to set itself in our world plain and simple. It was never intended to be a wider superhero universe, thus any additional characters now have to fit that universe.
Yes it was, i'dd buy that as more easily set in our world than The Man of Steel, just because it didn't have blue tint doesn't mean it was more realistic, Iron Man actually focused on problems from today like terrorism, the armor felt heavy, and besides Tony's brain and the technology he had created the film was heavily set in the real world.
Now with Man of Steel we have a hero being loved, yet also having been involved in a cataclysm more than 10 times bigger than 9/11, crashing whatever he can find with the action sequences going over the top and people only realising there was a tornado when it's right now going to hit them, a guy sacrificing himself for his dog and not letting Clark help when he could have fixed the problem more easily.