Originally Posted by Son of Coul
The only people who complained about Hawkeye were the ones who knew about his upcoming presence and role in the Avengers movie. Anyone else I knew who saw it literally thought nothing of it. They didn't think it was "pointless" or "forced" or "out-of-place". The only question I ever got about the scene was why did the sniper guy grab a bow instead of a gun.
And that's why a cameo like that is useless: it does nothing to let people *out* of the know (non-fanboys) who this guy is or that he's important to another movie; and it pisses off people who *are* in the know (fanboys) because he didn't do anything really in character. If he'd fired an explosive arrow or something, the scene would've been more of an actual intro to Hawkeye.