I like that Hawkeye’s in front.
As he should be in this case, IMO. Coming face to face with the dude who mind-napped him for half the movie. The whole moment would’ve had a different effect entirely had someone else been in front. Besides, Clint’s the one with the more threatening weapon. Although Natasha could’ve threatened Loki with the scepter, but, again, would’ve been a different effect altogether. Clint being in front is just right for this scene. I wonder why Whedon put him in front, maybe he’ll explain in the commentary.
FINALLY! HE’S FRONT AND CENTER WHERE HE SHOULD BE!!!! NOT STANDING BEHIND SOMEONE!
I can’t imagine anyone else being in front in this moment, for reals.
It’s also interesting from a character standpoint — it’s kind of a final way of telling us that just because Clint prefers to work from a distance, that doesn’t mean he won’t get up close and personal. Plus what everyone else said.
all of this
I think he’s in front because he’s eager. Because he wants to be the one in Loki’s face. Because Loki did mind-nap him for half the movie, and he’s fuckin’ pissed. Didn’t he say something about, “I guess putting an arrow through Loki’s eye socket will help me sleep at night”?
There is no one, not even Thor, who should be in front more than Hawkeye.