Annlyel takes a closer look at the premiere episodes of Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. Was the launch below par for the MCU?
So…how did I feel about Hawkeye‘s two premiere episodes? Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan. I’m not going to delve into my negative views of the two episodes. Instead, I will focus on the positives and how those flickering moments of profound likeability could shape this series into a legitimate winner.
First off, I enjoy seeing the regular side of the MCU. From the lovable Rogers Musical that I loved to a simple firefighter getting a chance to fake sword fight with Hawkeye. There’s something very down to earth about this series. Which makes total sense.
Clint Barton is an assassin but he’s also a very normal guy who just so happens to be an Avenger. Yes, he’s fought Thanos but he’s also a human being and now we see all the fighting has taken a toll with Hawkeye being partially deaf now. It’s a bit of a sad development. But it really allows him to feel like he’s grown and that he’s not a young buck anymore.
His scenes with Kate Bishop are also the most enjoyable moments in the episodes. Their banter is quick and witty. But it doesn’t feel like the kind of comfortable smack talking that Sam and Bucky are so good at. Which is fine. They just met. I already know they’re going to be a fun duo to watch for the duration of this series.
All in all, while I thought the episodes were a bit boring I do see the potential that lies in the coming episodes. And now we’re about to meet Echo. Yeah, baby!
Hawkeye is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus now.
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Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!