Hawkeye’s finale had too much intrigue to be fully explored by the finale, which ended up hurting several characters like Kingpin and Maya Lopez.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Marvel Hawk Eye.The eagerly awaited Hawk Eye the finale was plagued by a fatal error that plagued many of its characters, one that future MCU shows will have to learn to avoid. The series, serving as Kate Bishop’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, showcased the young hero’s journey as his path collided with the titular Hawkeye. In the same way as the previous Disney + Marvel series, such as Loki and WandaVision, Hawk Eye did an amazing job showing his characters the aftermath of previous MCU events. The first half of the series cements this with the series’ main conflict being led by Clint Barton having to face off against enemies he made for himself during his time as Ronin.
However, this also comes at a cost due to the fact that while the start of the series sets the stage for new characters and explores the past, it ended up having to take more legwork to move the plot forward into the finale. . Although Hawk Eye featured a colorful lineup of characters, like Wilson Fisk / Kingpin, Maya Lopez / Echo and Yelena Belova from Black Widow, many of them weren’t introduced until the second half of the show, with new storylines attached to them. An example of this would be Maya Lopez, whose full introduction in the third episode, “Echoes,” helped cement her abilities but barely captured the bare bones of her story, especially when it comes to her relationship with the Kingpin.
Having too many stories and intrigue led to Hawk Eyethe fatal flaw of the final. Hawk Eye struggled with his pace, which can be felt in the hour-long finale of the series. First, there’s the issue of Kingpin, whose first actual appearance was left to the finale. As a result, several key plot points were moved to the finale as well, such as Eleanor Bishop’s vindication for her actions and Maya’s betrayal. This is important because not all the converging storylines have enough leeway to cram into the final. While Eleanor herself is absent for much of the episode, audiences have little information about her role, why she was so crucial to Kingpin’s operations, and what her plan was to survive her. rage. Maya’s character also faces this same issue where her betrayal of the Kingpin may have been more emotional, however, the only interaction we see between the two is after she suspects him of killing her father. All these flaws turn into an unsatisfactory conclusion for the Hawk Eye series, and it’s a model that future MCU shows will have to break.
Sadly, that’s a review shared by almost every previous Disney + Marvel show, including WandaVision, Loki and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Many of these shows left too many plot points to explain until the very end, which ultimately became the downfall of the Hawk Eye end of the series. The characters are either introduced at the very end to prepare them for the future, or elated to have little impact on the actual narrative. Already, Marvel’s Disney + shows run the risk of copying the films, which often look less like full stories and more like two-hour setups for the sequel. Now that there are already a year of new shows under their belt, Marvel Studios must do a better job of balancing the story told with what lies ahead and fixing the pacing issues that have massively hampered nearly all of their Disney shows. + this year.
Ultimately, the problem is not the Hawk Eye finale itself, but just how better it could have been if it hadn’t all been crammed into the end. Giving Kingpin a more direct agency in the plot or even just explaining what his relationship with Maya Lopez was like would have added a lot more seriousness to his apparent last moments. Future MCU shows will need to focus on full storyline development, a pitfall that unfortunately stumbled. Hawkeye at the very end.Following: Hawkeye copies Martha’s thing from Batman V Superman (but better)
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