Doc Jon wrote:
I don't disagree.
I always liked seeing in the making of the Matrix that they brought in experts that taught the actors how to hold and fire guns. I hate seeing movies where someone fires a gun where it looks like they either wouldn't hit anything, or hurt themselves doing it.
Yeah, the gun thing always bothers me a little too.
I'm not knocking the Avengers movie which I haven't seen yet, I just would think anyone portraying the best archer in the world would just naturally want to look more or less correct doing it. I don't actually know Renner from Adam, I assume he delivers one-liners with the best of them but have no idea what sort of actor he is, but I did assume there would naturally be a technical advisor on-set who was trained in archery, in fact I expected to see promo interviews like, "The real life Hawkeye talks about teaching Jeremy Renner which side of an arrow is the sharpey end" or something like that. But this makes it look like he wasn't even given a first lesson, which does seem a bit ridiculous to me.