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I decided to do a Moon Knight Season review rather than individual episodes and after today’s finale, here it is.
I’ll start by getting to the point. For me Moon Knight ranks up there with Loki as the best Disney+ show they’ve made yet. Also like Loki, I think, there was a uniqueness to Moon Knight which set it apart. The connections to the MCU at large in Moon Knight are minimal. Whilst one cannot quite say the same for Loki, the point was that it turned all that on it’s head.
Moon Knight instead is it’s own thing. To be honest, even if Moon Knight wasn’t in the MCU, and this was just a new Egyptian superhero show starring Oscar Isaac, it wouldn’t matter. Sure, less people would tune in to begin with till word of mouth spread, but this show stands on it’s own as great television. Perhaps that is some of the best praise I can give the show? Other than to add that the characters and the actors portraying them were fully fleshed, interesting and that the world building is expertly crafted without the need to have watched any other Marvel content. Amazing that can still be pulled off, but here we are.
Special mention has to go to Oscar Isaac who is simply amazing in the lead role here. I’ll get to SPOILERS below for those that have already watched the show, but for now I think that’s plenty enough to entice anyone on the fence. Moon Knight is interesting, complicated, fun, beautifully shot and acted. Go watch it now.
Moon Knight Finale SPOILERS Below!
Well where to begin? You know I loved the show already, but the way it was all put together was special. For a show that really wasn’t about the action, I think Episode 5 remains the standout ‘best episode’. However the finale was no let down and once the action did begin I loved the way the two (known) parts of Moon Knight were able to switch and work together. Not to mention the curve ball of Layla becoming the temporary avatar of Tawaret. That’s a bold move to pull off in a finale and yet, I thought it worked stupendously. Scarlet Scarab anyone? The pair (trio) working together against Harrow was a delight.
Then, we get that final blackout and the tease that’s been building the whole season comes to to tip of the explosion. As any keen eyed fan has spotted, Moon Knight has teased a third personality all the way through. Who asked the girl on a date back in Episode 1? It wasn’t Stephen, and it wasn’t married man Marc. Though there were a few more obvious clues as things moved along. The reveal itself does not come until the shows post-credit scene and what a post-credit scene. Jake Lockley is a killer, and very happy to be working for Konshu and stay hidden from Stephen and Marc. Was Jake the identity that Marc created to deal with the beatings his mother gave him? I wonder just how Mrs. Spector died now?
Thankfully Marvel seems to have changed the description of this episode from series finale to season finale. One can only hope we get a Moon Knight Season 2, I’ll also take a movie, but I really think a Season 2 is the better idea, for now.
Oscar Isaac tried Marvel (Fox lol), he tried Star Wars (Meh!), but this time under the stewardship of Kevin Feige, Isaac has found an iconic character to make his own and he does that with relish.
Marvel, give me more Moon Knight, I’m in!
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