Hawkeye Goes For Die Hard Prank And Hit The Bull’s Eye (Review)

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The new Marvel series from Disney Plus is an amazing action comedy, with limited ambition, but one that works thanks to the Jeremy Renner / Heilee Steinfeld tandem.

He’s on the verge of rocking a good old man Yippee Ki Yay between two arrows!

Clint Barton is back in the MCU, two years later Endgame and after making Thanos pay for his finger snap, which had outright wiped out his family! Phew, the “Snap” is now a thing of the past. Papa Clint has found his two offspring and his half.

To celebrate, he takes his son and daughter on a trip to New York, to marvel at the city lights, which twinkle for Christmas. A newfound happiness … of short duration for Hawkeye. First, because he still suffers from the traumas ofInfinity war and in particular the death of his girlfriend Natasha. Then, because he will suddenly find himself hunted down by all the Big Apple mafia or almost, determined to bone Ronin, the merciless avenger who had zigzagged most of the Earth’s criminals, in an expeditious justice way, at the time of the “Snap”. A not very glorious past which still weighs on the conscience of Clint, as he tries to come to the aid of a promising young archer, rich heiress and fan of Hawkeye, involved in spite of herself in all this joyous mess …

The atmosphere is decidedly fun and festive. Far from the fantastic delusions of Loki Where WandaVision, or even overdoped dramas of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the new Marvel series from Disney + exudes a refreshing bonhomie form, rather unprecedented in the world of the MCU! A kind of ingenuous bliss brilliantly embodied by Heilee steinfeld, who made a thunderous entry into the franchise. Full of wit, charm and spontaneity, she makes an astonishingly mischievous Kate Bishop. The duo she forms with Jeremy renner hits the nail on the head and quickly turns out to be the series’ biggest asset. Twirling buddy movie way, Hawkeye fully plays the card of action comedy which does not take itself (too) seriously, with very angry and deliberately pathetic villains. After Thanos … the tracksuit gang!

The opening minutes set the tone with a sense of derision that the Marvel Universe has too rarely accustomed us to: Clint attends a Broadway musical devoted to Avengers. On stage, the troupe made up as Thor, Hulk and Iron Man sing and dance frantically under the hallucinatory gaze of the sniper, somewhat dismayed. It’s funny, deliciously diehard and perfectly representative of the spirit ofHawkeye.

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Conversely, it also means that this series, clearly more down-to-earth, does not have the cosmic ambition of the previous ones. She shouldn’t upset the MCU like Loki nor have a direct impact on upcoming films like WandaVision. But it has the merit of introducing a Kate Bishop that we really want to see again in the saga (that’s good, it should be). And by the way, she unleashes a little kiff perfectly in line with the end of year celebrations. A “Ho Ho Ho” farce, which ostensibly draws its inspiration from a Die Hard. Jeremy renner pulls out his coolest scowl and does his MCU John McClane in style. “Come see me in New York. We will spend Christmas with the family. We will party … “

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