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Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: A refreshing departure from Marvel’s run-of-the-mill superhero stuff

Moon Knight, the latest Marvel Studios TV show on Disney+ Hotstar is its most unique outing to date. It manages to keep a safe distance from the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It brings together two of the most sought-after actors in the business, Oscar Issac playing the titular character(s) along with Ethan Hawke who embodies Arthur Harrow, the leader of a cult that worships an Egyptian goddess. The first four episodes of Moon Knight were made available for a preview out of its six-episode limited run and it’ll be safe to say that Kevin Feige and Co have hedged their bets on the right kind of exposition required to bring such a complex character to life.

  • Movie Name : Moon Knight
  • Release Date : March 30, 2022
  • Director : Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
  • Genre : Action-adventure, Psychological horror, Superhero

When we meet Grant, he’s coming to terms with a “sleep disorder” which sees him restraining himself to his bed every night. The scene is set to the tune of Engelbert Humperdinck’s A Man Without Love and establishes Grant’s loneliness and his yearning for love. The show gets into his persona pretty well. It shows us his insecurities, innocence, and penchant for Egyptian iconography. 

We discover that Grant has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Issac plays it out with utmost respect to the character and the condition. It’s heartbreaking in one of the scenes where Grant finds out that what he perceived as dreams were real-life instances and here you see him at his most vulnerable. 

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Ethan Hawke in Moon Knight

When we meet Grant, he’s coming to terms with a “sleep disorder” which sees him restraining himself to his bed every night. The scene is set to the tune of Engelbert Humperdinck’s A Man Without Love and establishes Grant’s loneliness and his yearning for love. The show gets into his persona pretty well. It shows us his insecurities, innocence, and penchant for Egyptian iconography. 

We discover that Grant has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Issac plays it out with utmost respect to the character and the condition. It’s heartbreaking in one of the scenes where Grant finds out that what he perceived as dreams were real-life instances and here you see him at his most vulnerable.

Issac brings his A-game to Moon Knight. he appears to be in the service of the character while Hawke wipes the floor with his ominous presence in all his scenes. It’s also more brutal than all the other Disney+ outings so far but doesn’t top Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher, at least in the first four episodes. Having hired a certified psychiatrist onboard for consultation, Moon Knight depicts DID properly making sure not to go overboard with a serious mental illness, something fans will surely appreciate.

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This action-packed and mind-bending series introduces us to an all-new kind of ‘inner-drama’ in the most unexpected way. Marvel Studios, which is home to some of the most significant action movie masterpieces, is taking its fandom on a journey of mystery, secrets and chaos with its latest hero, Moon Knight.

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