Originally Posted by Doppelganger
MOS is seen as more devastating because you don't actually see people die in the Avengers. And you only see like one building that collapses and you really need to catch that because its way in the background and the movie cuts away. Avengers is a completly family friendly affair.
You actually see people dying and their remains in a lot of the cut fotage. I think that was a very deliberate decision to exclude these scenes.
MOS on the other hand has so many deaths that are visible even if the people dying are just shapes. Buildings that collapse are all over the screen implying more deaths especially when that scene with the ash cloud comes around it looks and feels way to much like 9/11. I found it rather uncomfortable to be reminded of that day.
Action wise: you have such long scenes of repetitive punching which accomplishes nothing and you know it doesn't. Which just makes it more annoying to watch the punching.
I would have liked less punching and more triumph.
If people are still bothered by the images of 9/11. I understand. But MOS won't be the last to use it nor should they. Movies shouldn't avoid mimicking those events. What I loved about Ironman 1, was the Taliban approach with Stark in the video message. Same thing in the Dark Knight to an extent.
Now what MOS accomplishes is two super powers fighting. With someone needing to win. The fight was won by Superman. And Superman alone.
Nor like in Avengers when all they did was fight with no real plan and accomplishing absolutely nothing. And was only saved by a nuke bomb sent by a third party meant to destroy the city but Ironman used it to end the fight.
I would say MOS accomplished way more in its fight scenes than Avengers.
Now interns of joy and triumph, sure Avengers were able to keep their hands clean with the help of a third party.
Superman had to take a life.