Moon Knight will keep you on your toes with mystery, suspense, action, drama, and some great acting as well! It reminded me of the mummy but with a superhero type of feel to it. I would recommend this for teens on up as it does have some scary characters within the movie. Oscar Isaac has many transformations to become Moon Knight and it was interesting to see how he goes from the average joe to Moon Knight. I see how Marvel can tie this into other shows and movies as well especially when it comes to Moon Knight’s powers!
When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Moon Knight Break Down
Marc Spector wakes up in his dingy (but spacious) London flat. He’s chained to the bed and there’s tape on the door. His single-finned fish, which Marc talks to, is swimming happily in his tank. There’s something very wrong with Marc – he goes on chaotic sleep-walking adventures and often wakes up in completely different locations. He struggles to hold down his job at a museum gift shop, arriving late every day and failing to impress his manager.
I have to admit it took me some time to really come to terms with Oscar Issac’s british accent, however after 20 minutes you find him make you believe he really is from London. Moon Knight also holds back on revealing the reason Marc suffers from blackouts.
Of course, anyone who has read the comics or has been following the marketing can piece things together, especially when Marc wakes up in the Alps with the voice of Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham talking to him (it’s borderline Venom-like for a minute ). Yet, the mystery won’t be fully solved for some time, and Marc’s search for answers gives the series a gripping driving narrative.
Moon Knight Back Story
Moon Knight came out in 1975 by Marvel. In the comic he has four alter egos which are Marc Spector, Jake Lockly, Steven Grant, and his inner child. He suffers from dissociative identity disorder. In other words Moon Knight has multiple personalities. Proficient in martial arts, armed combat, uses high tech equipment, expert detective.
The power that Moon Knight has is Chaos which I believe other Marvel Characters like scarlet witch have as well. The Moon God Khonshu bestows the power onto Marc Spector who is a CIA operative born a son of a Rabbi that did work in Egypt. He is more of the fighter within Moon Knight while Steven Grant works at a museum for Egyptian Artifacts. They are constantly battling for control over Steven Grant’s body which seems to have inhabited Marc Spector, his alter ego.
The Villain is Arthur Harrow who is a cult leader, soft spoken visionary, and wants to use artifacts that are in the possession of Steven Grant. He does some unusual things like put broken glass in his shoes. And has a scale or tattoo on his arm that helps him to judge people’s intentions on what they would do.
Expecations to come
In terms of a series that kids can view, this is definitely for teens 14 and up, and I say that due to the nature of the storyline and complexity of Moon Knight and how dark it can be.
Moon Knight feels different and tries to play it slow, leading to a first episode that doesn’t exactly thrill some, however there is an amazing anticipation to build up to the next episode, craving for more.
The screener for the next three episodes was amazing to see. I am sure you all will agree that Marvel has done an incredible job with Moon Knight’s storyline, and their characters. The casting for this series was brilliant!
Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney Plus!