hearts getting ripped out, spines getting torn out, heads exploding from too much lightning, flames from hellspawned spectres
Let's be honest here. The whole point of this was to add a large amount of realism into the game, even though some things (Scorpion's eyes, and Reptile's origins seem fishy, but it does make some sense when it's explained). Your examples, however, are really unrealistic, unless you want a film with comedy and such. The closest you may get to something realistic involving a game with such gore is mutilation (or being impaled in a gruesome fashion), decapitation, and in some cases, castration, among others.
Ugh! I felt sick thinking about those things.
Your examples, however, are really unrealistic, unless you want a film with comedy and such.
It's all about execution. Look at movies like Sin City and 300; over the top violent and gory, but not really hilarious or campy in the least.
Realism doesn't mean "plausibility", which is why a short like Rebirth is futile to the franchise.
I have tasted the FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS!
There's a difference actually.
1. Sin City and 300 were directly from comic books. Everything was included to a tee from the comics to film.
Though I wouldn't mind blood, I don't want so much exaggerated gore that the film ends up looking like something from Piranha 3D.