Moon Knight Review (NO SPOILERS)


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By David Valdes, Staff Writer

Moon Knight is the new six-episode Marvel special that tons of fans have been dying to see. The first episode premieres on Disney+ on March 30th, 2022. Fans are already saying that this show has the potential to be one of the best Disney-released Marvel shows after only seeing the first episode. Can it continue to be consistent though? That will be found out over the next five weeks.

Moon Knight was written by the well-known writer, Jeremy Slater, who has written other things such as The Exorcist, The Umbrella Academy, and Fantastic Four. Oscar Isaac plays the main character, Marc Spector, who is a former mercenary who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder. Marc’s alter ego, Steven Grant, is a shy and awkward gift store worker.

The first episode shows Steven Grant’s everyday life and how he gets by without getting sleep. As the episode progresses, watchers can see how Steven’s dissociative identity disorder worsens, and he finally realizes Marc Spector is a part of him. The focus of the show is based on Egyptian mythology and gods. Moon Knight is given his power by the Egyptian god, Khonshu. A potential villain that viewers are introduced to is a cult leader who goes by the name of Dr. Arthur Harrow who is played by Ethan Hawke. He gains his power from the Egyptian god of judgment, Ammit. The end of the first episode and the second episode show how Steven adjusts to his other personality, Marc Spector. It also sets the base for the main narrative of the show.

While the amazing actor Oscar Issac can portray any character remarkably, the development of Marc Spector in the first episode was a little slow. The main Moon Knight outfit was only shown once for less than 10 seconds. Hopefully, this will be improved in future episodes.

One Wayne Hills freshman, Aiden Cannizzaro said, “It was a little slow-paced in the beginning, but once it picked up it got very interesting and left me waiting eagerly for the next episode.”

Look out for new episodes every Wednesday at 3:01 a.m. EST.