Reasons Why "Hawkeye" Truly Shines This Holiday Season

This week, the miniseries dedicated to Hawkeye and stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, ended on Disney +. At the end of the season, is this new MCU show great enough to convince Marvel fans? Let's find out together.

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Since its promotional campaign, Hawkeye has proved to be a very honest series in both content and plot. It truly reflects everything the series was filming and what the protagonists should have gone through. Head writer Jonathan Igla puts at the center of the narrative the mysterious theft of a watch from the Avengers complex, which sees Clint team up with his young fan, Kate Bishop. Their adventure later leads them to clash with the Tracksuit Mafia, their deaf crime commander Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), and their mysterious boss (who is not so mysterious for those who know a little bit about the Marvel Universe and have been able to read between the lines of Kevin Feige's recent statements on Daredevil).
Although the story is about this archer hunt, there is much more that moves in the background. Joining the cast as a villain, Maya Lopez aka Echo is a very strong character who has seen her world destroyed by a dramatic event, so she wants to revenge. The introduction of Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), the new Black Widow is also pretty well done. And the mysterious boss is also managed in a much better way than what happened with Mephisto in WandaVision.

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During the six episodes that make up Hawkeye, we also meet many other characters who are not the protagonists nor the villains, such as Eleonor Bishop (Vera Farmiga), who is willing to do anything to defend her daughter, or Jack Duquesne (Tony Dalton), who plays the alarming character from whom a series of vicissitudes will start, leading to Kate being dragged into the criminal underworld with Clint.
However, Hawkeye's real strength is not this mysterious villain, nor the adventures of the protagonists, but the relationship that is created between Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.
Since the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye is the first Marvel series that stars an Avenger and brings him back to the center of the news after the team complex was destroyed by Thanos. Similar to what has been done by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the series features Clint himself in a partnership that is not so easy with the young Kate Bishop while they face ghosts from Clint's past in the form of Maya Lopez and her mysterious boss. And although Kate has caused a lot of trouble, their mutual esteem is undeniable.

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In Hawkeye, the chemistry between these two leading characters dominates the quite simple plot, together with the well-choreographed and very interesting action scenes that finally allow the series to shine without having other super beings like many other superhero stories.
Unfortunately, just like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it is incredibly noticeable how much this series is much less attractive because of the way it is proposed to viewers. In fact, Hawkeye is supposed to be a long film divided into six acts, even with the final episode that covers the canonical final battle for half an hour and the epilogue. Surely those who watch all the episodes continuously will be able to appreciate this adrenaline-pumping series much more, while those who have seen the series weekly have found themselves again analyzing so many details to anticipate almost all the twists.
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