Well that middle image would have been cool, but the way Joss was going on about costs with Hulk and the Aliens and the CGI, I can see why it wasn't done that way. Tho Thor's pose is freaking cool!
I hope they used more poses from a distance like that in Dark World.
Responsibility, Duty, Honor these are not
mere virtues to which we must aspire
they're Essential...to every soldier
....to every King.
Coulson, "If the details of this gets out, the operation would be complimized"