3 Things to Ponder About Phase 2 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
2. S.H.I.E.L.D. ain’t got no time to think about other countries
I realize that S.H.I.E.L.D., like the G.I. Joes, is supposed to be all-American. With that said, they may want to reevaluate their unflinchingly rigid foreign policy. Thor: The Dark World brought us another intergalactic battle of epic proportions, but this time, the penultimate showdown was not on U.S. soil.
So, S.H.I.E.L.D. cruised over and wrecked shop and/or the Avengers were assembled, right? Nope, sorry, little Timmy. Thor, accompanied only by a pantsless old man, two interns and Natalie Portman, was forced to face an encroaching Dark Elf armada by himself. Thor was even forced to side with his treasonous brother Loki, which would be like Hulk Hogan having to team up with Zeus in No Holds Barred.
The incident in New York was supposed to change things. Intergalactic invasions appear to be on the rise, and this is probably something that should fall under Nick Fury’s jurisdiction; whether it be the Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D., someone should take action when the world is getting beaten up.