HAWKEYE Review: Fun and Real

Hawkeye on Disney Plus stars Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steifeld (True Grit, Bumblebee), Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga and few others.  The Storyline is:

Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a Super Hero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton's past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit. 


They say that Hawkeye (Renner) was one of the least watched Marvel series, but it garnered a 7.7 out 10 on IMDb after 142k votes, so you be the judge, because I actually enjoyed the series. 

In the show, we see what it's really like to be a hero, with all the aches, pains and effects on one's body after having participated in world saving adventures. It was fun to see the real side of being a hero. But we also see the notoriety a hero can experience, even if he's trying to be humble about it, but it's hard to evade when everyone recognizes you.

Clint is in New York with his family and right before they all leave, Kate Bishop (Steifeld) manages to get a hold of Clint's old Ronin outfit and ends up getting caught on TV wearing it.

This triggers all kinds of trouble... from gangs seeing "Ronin" in town and coming in to exact their revenge on the murderous anti-hero, when Clint went on his killing spree binge after the snap.

Of course Clint sees the suit on TV and has to stay behind to try to get it back and destroy it properly. In the process, he meets Kate and through it all, between them both, they tackle the challenges that comes from trying to get the suit back, and all the old enemies of Ronin.

Through it all, they confront problems with Kate's mom (Farmiga), her fiancee', and what not.

I'm being vague because it's a lot of fun experiencing the different aspects of the storyline as they develop. And boy, there's one whopper of an ending that I didn't see coming (cause I didn't look at the full cast list).


Kate is an annoying, willful, rich brat who thinks little of others while she gets her kicks, but over the span of the series, she comes around and grows on you. Clint is in constant conflict with Kate, trying to just do the right think while tolerating her, but she grows on him too! Plus, we get to witness Clint coming to term, to some degree, with Nats death.

If you're any kind of a marginal or full-core Hawkeye fan, I think you'll love the show.

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