Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had an amazing week. I’m back again with a new Marvel TV Show review: Moon Knight. I think you are starting to understand that I’m an excellent Superhero fan and of course a Marvel one. None of the less, I’m also beginning to see that the amount of content they keep producing lately for this latest Phase is not always up to the expectations. So, I was a bit worried Moon Knight was only going to be an impressive trailer. So, was it only that? Let’s get into it! But before, the non-spoilers part:
Steven Grant wakes up every morning with the fear that he did something crazy during his sleep. Chained to his nightmares and with the feeling that he is not fully in control, he will find himself involved in a mystical fight between Egyptian gods, stories of possession, and proper fighting. As he meets with Marc Spector, he will discover that he is never alone, in the purest and more literal way possible and that he also has some mysterious skills that will allow him to become the Moon Knight.
When I first saw the trailer, I was pretty hiped by the visuals of the show. The creepy and horrific vibe gave me the impression that we were going to meet with a darker superhero than what we are used to. None of the less I’m sad to admit that I was a bit disappointed when I saw the first episode and realized they put most of the suit budget on the trailer, and you know how low my expectations are when it gets to Marvel movies/shows. I’m not saying it is awful, but I truly thought the transformations will be more impressive, but the CGI was more than obvious.
However, the highlight of this show is of course Oscar Isaac’s performance. How he managed to portray both Steven and Marc was astonishing. I’ve never felt like it was too much, even though both characters are pretty stereotypical. He is so good that he actually overshadows everyone else around him, especially Layla, which wasn’t my favorite character. But I still enjoyed Konshus’ style and how he represented this figure of “justice above all means”.
Lastly, I would say this show wasn’t really what I was hoping it will be, but it had many positive points. I already spoke about the acting and some interesting characters, but I would also add the plot twist in regards to Marc’s personality and his background story. Until we were far along into the episodes, we truly start to realize what is actually happening to the main characters, and even the main plot about Ammit’s liberation becomes quite secondary. I’m truly curious to see how the rest of Moon Knight’s story will actually evolve.
This is all for today My Movievaures! I hope you enjoyed this review and let me know in the comments below your thoughts on the show. I’ll be back next week with a new article On The Movievaures. In the meantime follow me on Instagram for more news. See ya soon!