“Moon Knight” Series Review
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Moon Knight is an American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name. It is the sixth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to be produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. Slater serves as head writer with Mohamed Diab leading the directing team.
Oscar Isaac stars as Marc Spector / Moon Knight and Steven Grant / Mr. Knight, two identities of a man with dissociative identity disorder (DID), with May Calamawy, Karim El-Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, and David Ganly also starring. The series was announced in August 2019, with Slater hired in November. Diab was hired to direct four episodes in October 2020, with directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead joining in January 2021 to direct the other two. Isaac was confirmed to star at that time, and used different accents to differentiate Spector’s various identities. Filming took place from April to October 2021, primarily in Budapest as well as in Jordan, Slovenia, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Moon Knight premiered on March 30, 2022, and is scheduled to run for six episodes until May 4, 2022. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU. The series has received positive reviews, with particular praise for Isaac’s performance and the darker tone compared to previous MCU shows.
After watching the first two episodes of this series, I can tell you one thing for sure. This series is the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hands down. Moon Knight is a very complex and exciting character. The fact that he obtained his power from an Egyptian moon god, in itself, is quite fascinating. When you add his two identities, Marc Spector and Steven Grant, it becomes even more intriguing. But what makes this character and series an absolute masterpiece is that each identity has it’s own superhero identity as well and they both are actually avatars of the moon god Khonshu. The comic is actually more mind-blowing than even I imagined, however, this adaptation of the source material has been done seamlessly. Oscar Isaac proves why he’s a great actor with every scene, especially, when you finally see him change into Marc for the first time. Ethan Hawke is a bit of a surprise addition to this series but, so far I like how they’ve expanded the role of Author Harrow. He was previously the avatar of Khonshu, but now appears to be some type of cult leader with the powers of the Egyptian goddess Ammit. Let’s just say that you truly have watch it to understand what’s going on here. And I cannot wait to watch the rest of this series!
My only complaint is there are some instances where the CGI could be a little better but other than that it’s a must see.
I give this series at 9/10 (4.5 out of 5 stars). Well Alright!