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‘Hawkeye’ Begins Sluggishly But It Has Potential

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.

Jeremy Renner as Clint Bishop in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Mary Cybulski. © Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
CLINT BARTON

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.

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

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.

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
KATE BISHOP

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.

Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

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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