Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 are the first two instalments of an American television miniseries created by Jonathan Igla for the streaming service Disney+, based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Kate Bishop / Hawkeye. The miniseries will run for six episodes in total.
Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 set up the basic premise of the miniseries. In post-blip New York City i.e. after the events of Avengers : Endgame, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) is having a holiday with his three children and is looking forward to spending X’Mas – which is 5 days away – with his family. Unfortunately, he gets involved with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) – a young adventurer who models herself after Hawkeye – who gets entangled with one of Barton’s old enemies and he has to help Bishop to resolve this bad situation.
Much of the appeal of Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 revolves around the Barton – Bishop relationship as the former becomes the latter’s mentor, albeit reluctantly. Barton also has to work out his feelings over the time he was Ronin, in that 5 years post-Infinity War when half the world’s population had been disappeared by Thanos. Bishop is plucky and tenacious but reckless and naive – a 22-year-old coming to terms with the changes in her life – specifically, the impending nuptials between her mother Eleanor (Vera Farmiga) with shady boyfriend Jack Duquesne (Tony Dalton).
The tone of Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 is fundamentally breezy and light with fast-paced action and often silly humour – that whole scene with the Live Action Role Play was plain dumb and unnecessary – but what else can one expected from a Disney+ streaming series based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? As early instalments go, it goes down as well as the three other series thus far – which means above average. Hopefully things pick up after this (isn’t that what we always hope for in this situation?)
Now streaming on Disney+.
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