Re: What people DIDN'T like from The Avenger ........Spoilers - Part 2
I didn't say War Machine would break the plot, though a too powerful military showing up easily could. I do think they would be extremely powerful against the lightly-armored Chitauri invasion. Think IM2 when Tony and Rhodey just stood there blasting the HammerDrones, that's what War Machine would do, just stand and be a turret. That's also what I think the military would do, but way more of it and from every possible direction.
I think by including the military, they would have either been an overwhelming force or a bunch of bungling idiots. I think War Machine would have been very effective sitting in an intersection or rooftop, probably too effective. In this film, I think he would be Hawkeye with guns, but Hawkeye's bow and arrows are much cooler than a gun and his limitations are much more fun to play with.
Would a dude sitting on a roof with a rifle picking off Chitauri have been fun? Not really. But a dude with a bow and arrows that do cool stuff, hellz yeah! That's fun.