Moon Knight is the best Marvel show that Disney+ has done

(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /
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Moon Knight is a unique achievement within the world of Marvel Studios. Breaking from the legacy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moon Knight has given fans a brand-new character within the MCU and Disney+ framework with an amazing origin story. Oscar Isaac as the title character captivates audiences with his dual roles and the story is a breath of fresh air as viewers hang onto a wild ride from start to finish.

Here’s why Moon Knight is the best Marvel show that Disney+ has done

Moon Knight is introduced as a character in his own series with Steven Grant and Marc Spector being played beautifully by Oscar Isaac. There isn’t any prior connective tissue where this character peeked around the corner in some other show or film. Whether it’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, or What If…?, Moon Knight was given six episodes (to start) and they created amazing backstories, mysteries, and they pulled at our heartstrings as if they’d been with us all along since the beginning of the MCU.

Don’t get me wrong, Hawkeye created a show where I became attached to an Avenger who hadn’t previously moved me in such a way. It also introduced Kate Bishop and that entire series is magical. My beloved WandaVision gave us the love story we should’ve seen from the beginning, or at least that’s what it felt like when our hearts melted and broke all throughout the course of such incredible performances and a massively entertaining show.

But these were all main characters who previously existed in the MCU. Although one could argue Kate Bishop is the main character, Hawkeye revolves around Jeremy Renner’s character who’s trying to move beyond the horrors of Avengers: Endgame. Isaac portrays multiple characters in such a way where we see terrifying moments happen to him right in front of our eyes. There wasn’t any backstory. No end-credits’ scene teased that we might see Moon Knight leap across a crescent-moonlit sky, which was undoubtedly cool to see.

(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Marvel creators give us a twisted back-and-forth as Steven and Marc play cat and mouse with an Egyptian god and main villain Arthur Harrow. Grant’s loveable quirkiness and odd nighttime habits, mixed with the realization that there’s two people living within one body quickly transform the first episode into its own origin film. Wonderfully filmed sequences, mixed with excellent supporting characters Harrow and Layla El-Faouly played by Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy, elevate an already dominant performance by Isaac.

The essence behind this show is shrouded in mystery, and healing wraps, of course. Not only does this series dive into Egyptian lore, but we take a journey where the main characters run the gamut of character exploration like Moon Knight is its own trilogy in the MCU. Isaac bounces from Steven to Marc effortlessly after each episode and fans (like me) soon find themselves forming an unyielding bond with not one, but two characters. When we thought one was more likeable, context is given to both characters where it seems unbearable to not have both move forward at any point in the series.

Moon Knight gives fans a new series where this character wasn’t previously introduced in the MCU or other Disney+ series and the experiences from start to finish have already provided such a lasting impression. Although I expected to somehow see a connection to prior shows or films, this series drummed to its own beat. Moon Knight led us to the “most emotionally charged moment since WandaVision,” and it didn’t have Phase I, II, III or IV to prepare for it.

Moon Knight is the best Marvel show that Disney+ has done where already established and incredibly impactful characters were not present or needed. We’ve become so fully vested in the series because of its unique presentation that wanting more should be on everyone’s mind. Plus, with the season 1 finale in the books, it’s clear the creators have thought ahead to bringing back such endearing characters. All I have to say is, “Yes, please!”

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