Originally Posted by Loki882
That argument makes no sense on multiple fronts. One, we don't know that they never cared about death before, you're just making a huge leap with no evidence to back it up. BW's dark past clearly bothers her, Cap went to a bar and tried to get drunk after Bucky "died." We don't know enough about Hawkeye to know how he handles death, Tony tends to hide his trauma behind snark and attitude as we see repeatedly, Thor wanting to avenge his death also makes sense since he did the same thing when Frigga died in TDW. So that part of your argument doesn't really work. Also, it's quite a different matter when someone that you're friends with dies, you react differently in that case.
You really comparing Thor's relationship with Coulson to his relationship with his mother Frigga? Or even to Cap's relationship with Bucky?
Other than Agent Fury (and possible Black Widow and Hawkeye) they're not really friends with Coulson.
That scene is simply Whedon forcing the heroes to come together. He really could have done better. The man knows how to handle death... "The Body" an episode of season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is considered by many one of the most moving deaths ever shown in TV/Film, and he's done many other moving deaths. In contrast, Coulson's death felt totally flat. Killing Hawkeye would have been a better choice.
The fact that Coulson, a 50 year old male, carries playing cards of the people he works with makes it feel more fake.
Overall, TA is one of the most overrated movies I'm aware of.