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Old 04-21-2014, 08:34 AM   #58
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Default Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Upgrade section 5

Originally Posted by fixxxer View Post
While it isn't explicitly stated, it can be pretty easily inferred that the HYDRA faction within SHIELD were pulling the appropriate strings required to keep SHIELD (Cap et al) away from the events of IM3.

There's a difference between what can be logically inferred from the events of CA:TWS and a fan-manufactured plot-hole. Not everything needs to be explicitly stated, unless every Marvel movie is to be turned into a lumbering exposition dump.
There's no implication in TWS that HYDRA kept SHIELD away from any crisis, or had reason to. That's supposition, and you can always use supposition to explain plot holes.

Originally Posted by TheFirstAvenger View Post
The point is if Fury can show up to a doughnut shop, they should be there when the POTUS is kidnapped.
'Zactly. Sometimes, things just don't make sense.

Originally Posted by fixxxer View Post
So you have:
a) The US explicitly asking SHIELD (which, as you stated, is an international organization) to back the **** off.
That's really all you have. If that's in the movie though, that would explain it. It also shows why SHIELD being international is not, by itself, enough to keep them away from US interests, if the US has to specifically ask them not to intervene, that means they would have otherwise.

EDIT: That is in there, you're right. It's really subtle and short, but it is there. Good find.

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