Originally Posted by Big and green
Yes, but if the military can just handle the problem then why do we need "the avengers". The point of superhero's is to show that military force isn't always the answer. That's all I was getting at. "saving private Ryan" would have been a real short movie, if captain America was there. Or If Iron man just swooped in and rescued the pilots in "Blackhawk down". Just saying.
I agree with you, but just wanted to add the points about mobilization time. Whedon avoided one of the main complaints people had about the Transformers movies, namely that the military's involvement took away from the focus on the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The audience needs to believe that the heroes are the only ones who can handle the threat. As you said, in a superhero film the heroes' actions have to be the focus.