Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and ensemble.
Creator: Jeremy Slater.
Director: Mohamed Diab
Streaming On: Disney+ Hotstar.
Language: English (with subtitles).
Runtime: 45 Minutes.
Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: What’s It About:
A man named Steven Grant (Oscar), who believes he has a mental disorder, lives his life working in a London museum. But the mystery is deeper than he thinks, and he is a mercenary wielded by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. When he thinks he is hallucinating, it is actually his alter ego Mark Spector, aka Moon Knight, who is using his body to save the world. Episode one is an illusion and fatal realization of power, Satan and his motto.
Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: What Works:
Produced by Jeremy Slater and directed by Mohamed Diab, Moon Knight’s strength lies in the fact that he doesn’t try to be different, he is different! Of all the shows that put the universe in a confined space for specific characters that provide a larger story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moon Knight has the privilege of having no baggage. For example, Steve Rogers’ departure affected The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Vision’s death gave birth to WandaVision, Loki traveling to the higher dimension to learn things. But Moon Knight is still finding his place and existence in this world.
Here is a man who ties himself to a post while he sleeps, so as not to sleep when he “dreams.” He talks to a fish, a man who serves as an idol for him to earn a living and even to provide wind. So when the voices inside her speak of Khonshu talking to her, a big mess ensues. With the first episode, the producers not only come to terms with this man and his superhero status, but also explore the deep end of the loneliness and darkness that has brought him.
To create the effect of Dissociative Identity Disorder (which isn’t even mentioned once, which is a good thing), the producers throw enough reflective surfaces around Steven Grant. Water, mirrors, and even shiny surfaces as he walks past them. And when they finally show what his existence is in the series, you miss all the reflections you’ve seen so far.
In addition to being faster and darker than all the other pilots in the Marvel Disney series, Moon Knight is also very strong culturally. Marvel is trying to bring representation and by doing so the show is on top. In a scene where Steven corrects a London museum mistake about the gods of Egypt, it’s as if Mohamed Diab himself is teaching the world about a scenario that has been grossly misrepresented. It is. Read the most recent interview of him when he called the creators of Black Adam and Wonder Woman, you’ll know what I mean.
What is the plot of Moon Knight Episode 1?
When Oscar Isaac was announced, everyone was left confused as to what he would bring to the table. One episode and everyone should be convinced it’s the right choice. You have not one but three characters to play and transform in the blink of an eye. The creators confuse them as the audience and it is their perspective that you are watching the show. I’m excited to see what else he brings to the table.
Ethan Hawke enters as a God Man who has created a cult that works on holiness. His only goal is to bring back the demon-goddess Ammeet. The actor brings to life both the mystery and the fear that surrounds him. His presence leaves anyone in awe and how Mark Spector and Steven Grant will propel him will be a fun sight to watch.What is the plot of Moon Knight Episode 1?
What Doesn’t Work in Moon Knight Episode 1:
There is nothing that isn’t working for me right now.
Last Words on Moon Knight Episode 1:
This is one of the most unique and different Marvel product in the longest time. There is a lot to learn and explore. Get on board as soon as you can.
Want to catch up with the Marvel shows? Read our Hawkeye Review here.
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