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MOON KNIGHT S1 E1 review: Confused but intrigued

It’s been awhile since I’ve weekly review for Marvel, but it’s good to be back! Moon Knight is the newest show that Marvel has come out with, and I have to be honest in saying that I know absolutely nothing about this character and his story. This has high promise of being a fun ride.

Okay, from the trailer and the first episode here’s a brief summary of the show/episode so far. We follow a sweet, timid, and pushover Steven Grant, who works at a gift shop in a museum in London. He’s very smart (in ancient Egypt mythology and history), but has a very strange sleep problem of waking up in strange places and goes to far lengths to make sure he does not leave his bed (when he does sleep his five hours). He also has a hard time placing his memories and dreams, along with the voices he keeps hearing. 

Photo by Matt Kennedy. ©Marvel Studios 2022

Again, I absolutely don’t have a clue about this series, backstory or character. Moon Knight looks like it could be one of the better (if not best) shows Marvel has made so far. Even though with this no-knowledge and strange and at times confusing plot in the trailer and all these puzzle pieces that must connect to a bigger picture later on from this first episode, the show has pulled me in. Already, I want to rewatch the episode to write down my theories and all the different pieces I think go together, and let’s not forget running down to my local comic shop to get anything Moon Knight related so I can know more. 

Other than the fantastic casting choices of our lead, Steven Grant played by Oscar Isaac (this man has range and I’m glad we get to see him in the MCU finally). The music score to the first episode alone was well done, and the fight scenes! The way some of the movements are shot so that us as the viewer is seeing as Steven is, in pieces. One moment here, the next covered in blood and not sure how he got from point A to point C, missing those two steps that passed him by. But after the terribleness of the goofy fight scenes in Hawkeye, I’m happy we have left the goofy behind for the more realistic and action packed that Moon Knight promises to be filled with. 

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022

Another fun aspect of Moon Knight is how likable (and let’s face it, huggable) Steven Grant is. In all honesty, I’m worried for Steven with the voices in his head, sleeping problems, maybe split personality with a double life, and now a weird cult after him. Guys, this cult is intense! I’m talking about a cult leader walking in shoes filled with broken glass! Who does that?! Anyway, all I want to do is take care of Steven and stab anyone who is mean to him because if you looked up human cinnamon roll in the dictionary you would see a photo of Steven Grant (he literally hurts my heart when he’s sad). Long story short, if you haven’t yet tuned in for Marvel’s newest show, Moon Knight, catch up now with episode one now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes every Wednesday (with a total of six for this limited series).

Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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