Originally Posted by roach
For me the climactic battle is the weakest part of the film...writing-wise. The military went straight to the nuclear option without deploying troops. Cloverfield is a perfect example of the military in action. Guns and tanks, helicopters and jets, bombing runs then nukes.
What's ironic is that we know Whedon filmed more footage involving the military taking some action against the Chitauri invasion, but for some reason he chose to take it out of the final cut of the film.