“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 as Steven Grant/Marc Spector in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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 AbrahamEthan 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 JordanSlovenia, and AtlantaGeorgia.

Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Oscar Isaac in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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!

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Eric J. Butler Jr.

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About Eric J. Butler Jr.

| Author | Recording Artist | Songwriter | Producer | Entrepreneur | Founder of EJBJ Entertainment LLC | Eric J. Butler Jr. AKA EJBJ was born and raised in the Washington DC area. He grew up primarily in Prince George’s County Maryland before settling in White Plains. A small city in Southern Maryland where he currently resides. EJBJ’s music and his latest album is a mix of County, Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B over hot beats. His influences are mainly R&B and hip hop artists from the 90’s and a few from the current musical landscape such as, Usher, LL Cool J, Boyz II Men, Babyface, Michael Jackson, 2 Pac, Biggie, Nas, Jay Z, Drake, Chris Brown, and the list goes on. He’s currently working on new music and several multimedia projects including books, and his new online video network, EJBJ TV.