HAWKEYE’s New Age of Ultron Suit Is Cheesy as Cheddar and BADASS!!!

I’m the first annoying f***er to shout “LAME!!!” whenever I spot something ridiculously cheesy in comic book movies, because more than anything else, I want my superheroes to have an honest chance at the box office, and that more often than not entails a dash or two of realism. And guess what? Hawkeye’s new suit in The Avengers: Age of Ultron is CHEESY!. I’m talking prime aged Cheddar. The most Azul of the blue cheeses. The maggotiest Casu marzu the world’s ever seen.

But it’s so damn awesome. Seriously, besides overindulging in the whole leather-on-leather-on-leather scheme that’s been the death of many a serious superhero moment (could you take Daredevil or Bullseye seriously when they were skin-tight in leather?), Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is looking great.

Check it out:

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I’ve gotta give credit where credit’s due, Joss Whedon’s really knocking it out of the park with this Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot. I’ve long complained about the first Avengers’s over indulgence in light hearted comedy, so much so that the aesthetics of the flick were coated in an insincere, tv-quality, plasticy sheen. As if to say “we could’ve made this look as realistic and inhabited as possible, but this is a superhero movie, and I want to reinforce how fabricated it is”… or, at least, that’s how I felt about it. Seriously, the Hellicarrier looked like a terrible tv set.

But enough of my ranting. I really just want to praise Whedon in this brief moment. Everything I’ve seen of Age of Ultron seems to amend those problems that we saw in the first, and I’m positively stoked.