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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Eye's On Hawkeye!


My Mother’s Day was really a good one. I got a big bundle of sunflowers, and spent the day with my son and husband doing what I love to do on Sunday afternoons, we went out for grilled fish tacos and saw a movie.

I’m sure you can guess which movie we saw—The Avengers!

I loved it. The theater was packed. As you already know this movie has something for everyone and that’s why it’s doing such good box office.

I grew up drawing Marvel characters on my school book covers and any clean sheet of paper I could find. I especially loved Thor, no surprises there. I learned to love Iron Man when Robert Downey Jr. took on the role and made it his. I thought Chris Evans’ Captain America was subtle and amazing for a character that has been handled poorly in the past. Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk was wonderfully moody, smart and funny.

But I wasn’t prepared for how much I would enjoy Hawkeye.


I’ll credit Jeremy Renner’s terrific acting with making Hawkeye a fascinating character, that’s almost all sub-text. Hawkeye doesn’t burst onto the screen and start doing his superhero thing. He's just there as a strong presence and the viewer has to figure him out. 

Hawkeye’s character is doubly challenged because he gets compromised and turns on his super-peers. During that time Jeremy Renner has no dialog and his expressive eyes are completely masked in “Evil-icy-blue-I’ve-been-compromised” contact lens, and he still gets subtitles across.


Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s character Black Widow have history and big chemistry and I think it would be crazy for Disney/Marvel Productions to not give those two their own movie.

What do you think? Have you seen the Avengers?

XXOO Kat

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm deep in edits and hope to have real books news available soon.
    XXOO Kat

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  2. I enjoyed this movie too. Action and laughter throughout. You're right Hawkeye and Black Widow deserve their own movie.

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  3. Hi Amber! I love all the Avenger characters and I just want more Marvel movies, period. : )
    XXOO Kat

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  4. He seems Daniel Craig-esque. Hmmm, I might just find him hot. Can't wait to see the movie!

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  5. Julia you are so right! I thought that too. You and I think alike...is that dangerous? : )
    XXOO Kat

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  6. Tessie I can't wait to hear what you think!
    XXOO Kat

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  7. Saw it and loved it! There was something about his character that was extremely appealing. I kept on nudging my husband and whispering about how upset I was that he was compromised. I'm not "into" blonds but there is something about Thor's accent that makes me go all warm and buttery inside!

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  8. Hi Marie! I'm just disappointed the director Josh Whedon, couldn't find a reason to parade a shirtless Thor across the screen at least once. What a loss.
    XXOO Kat

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