In the opening scene of the first Avengers movie, Loki comes to earth, causes some mischief, and then escapes from the great collapsible SHIELD headquarters. Where is he going? Does he know
where he is going?
When next we see Loki, he and his people are in his lair. How did he get a lair? The guy just showed up on earth with no money and no identification. (And there's no way for him to have made an earlier trip to scout out the place.) How does he fill out a rental agreement on a lair? What does he use for a deposit?
Where does he find the lair? Did he look up "lairs" on Craigslist?
Why isn't SHIELD able to locate this lair? After all, several brainwashed SHIELD personnel are in Loki's company. They all have cell phones.
Wouldn't the vehicles have tracking devices? RFID chips, something like that?
Even without tracking devices, those vehicles would be pretty easy to locate. They're quite recognizable. Lots of people should be able to tell SHIELD investigators "They went thataway
Loki's convoy can't go very far without stopping to fill up on gas. I doubt that vehicles of that sort could stop for gas surreptitiously.
(Come to think of it, why do cars still use gas in a world in which Iron Man exists?)
A SHIELD helicopter should be able to follow Loki's escape convoy pretty easily, just as TV news choppers were able to follow O.J. Simpson in that white Bronco. So why didn't a helicopter follow those cars?
Instead, we are told that SHIELD can't locate Loki without the aid of Dr. Bruce Banner, the most dangerous man alive. Something about tracking gamma radiation, yada yada yada. Wouldn't it be easier to find Loki via some basic detective work -- you know, like mapping out the maximum range of those vehicles and then checking out all of the available lairs in that area?
Bonus question: This blog usually posts political articles during the week; I save the piffle for the weekends. Can you think of some way to justify the piece you have just read? Is there a way for us to pretend that this article has serious political ramifications?