Originally Posted by Golgo-13
I enjoyed seeing Maria Hill in action!
I said i was only going to see it 4 times, which i have, but i just can't wait for the dvd release..i'm going again next week!
Although I enjoyed SHIELD's presence in the film and liked its action at the outset, Hill came across as incredibly stupid. First she wanted Fury to call off the evacuation of the facility because she wrongly assumed that it would be futile.
Then Hill let Clint, Selvig and a bunch of agents walk right past her with a strange, armed man leading them. Even when she asked who Loki was and Clint replied, "He didn't say," Hill idiotically just turned her back on them and went about her business. It wasn't until Fury radioed her that she realized that an alien had invaded the facility and was making off with the Tesseract. That big silver Tesseract case in Selvig's arms didn't even give her a freakin' clue.
It was probably unintentional, but Hill came off as a fool in that sequence. Or maybe, since she is the WSC's lackey trying to undermine Fury (in deleted scenes) Whedon meant to showcase the fact that she isn't as prepared to lead as she thinks.