Marvel has taken over the box office and streaming services over the past 14 years. If you’re like me, you try to watch all of the new releases. Moon Knight is the latest release to the Disney+ platform. I had the chance to watch it a couple of weeks ago, and it did not disappoint. I’m gonna try giving you all a review that is as spoiler free as I can.
By now, we are all used to the Marvel Universe tying together in some way. So, I kept trying to recall if we had heard of Moon Knight before. But, goodness, nerds, I’m not crazy. This series is a stand-alone story – and it’s GOOD! Admittedly I am not the most well-versed in Marvel comics, so I was totally in the dark about what Moon Knight was. But, that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of watching the story unfold. If you enjoy a bit of a mystery, then this is a great series for you! Combining the comic elements and that “what on earth is happening” vibe is such a fun match-up.
Slight spoilers ahead…
Oscar Isaac is out-of-this-world talented. He shows up as three different characters, often acting opposite his real-life brother, who looks very similar to him. This gives an extra layer of realism to the scenes. Each different character he portrays seems like their own person, almost like there is more than one actor in the scene. Unfortunately, the punch line to the series isn’t revealed until the last episode. I definitely couldn’t have waited for the episodes to come out weekly.
That being said, I thought the reveal was done very well. Each episode gave you more clues to the story, and I’m sure upon another watch, you’d notice even more. Even with knowing the outcome, I still have questions, making me anxious for more episodes. I’m hoping that Disney decides to make another season, as these six episodes were meant to be it. It’s not enough. I need more. I love this universe and this story.
The characters are lovable, and the lore is interesting. Egyptian gods and goddesses are at the core of the plot line. Tarawet was my favorite character aside from Steven (he needs to protect at all costs).
There is a slight warning for mentions and depictions of child abuse and mental illness. So watch with caution if these are triggers for you. Otherwise, GO WATCH NOW, then come back and tell us what you thought!