First Hawkeye reactions praise 'street-level' view of MCU and Hailee Steinfeld's 'energized' Kate Bishop

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Early word of the next Disney+ Marvel series suggest Hawkeye hits its mark.

Press and TV critics shared their reactions after viewing the first two episodes of the Jeremy Renner- and Hailee Steinfeld-fronted superhero drama with praise for the "street level" approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes' Erik Davis tweeted, "I feel a definite Spider-Man: Homecoming vibe in terms of its ground-level NYC approach & mentor relationship." SlashFilm's Ethan Anderson and ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis referred to the show as a "street-level superhero series" with a "street level NYC" environment.

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Mary Cybulski/Marvel Studios Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in 'Hawkeye.'

Renner reprises his role of Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, on the series set during Christmastime. His main mission is to get home to his family in time for the holidays, but it's not that simple. A face from his past resurfaces, prompting him to team up with a 22-year-old archer named Kate Bishop (Steinfeld) to unravel a criminal conspiracy.

Multiple reporters noted the series opens with a sequence that will be particularly satisfying for "longtime MCU fans," while many more hailed Steinfeld's performance.

"@HaileeSteinfeld is fantastic as Kate Bishop and no chance fans don't immediately fall in love with her character," Collider's Steve Weintraub tweeted.

"Eager Kate's dynamic with grumpy Clint is especially great," wrote ScreenRant's Ashley Crossan.

Also featuring in Hawkeye are Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d'Arcy James, and newcomer Alaqua Cox. Cox will appear as Maya Lopez, a.k.a. comic book character Echo, who's reportedly getting a spin-off.

See more early Hawkeye reactions below.

Hawkeye premieres on Disney+ this Nov. 24.

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