Timing its release with Ramadan, Marvel’s latest TV series Moon Knight goes down a different route from its usual material. The show starts us fresh with the introduction of a brand new character and is seemingly devoid of the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe references—it’s almost refreshing in a way.
Based on Egyptian mythology, the show is a captivating take on the Egyptian deities and how they fit into the modern day superhero world through using human avatars. The star of the show really is Oscar Isaac. He pulls off a stunning physical performance and is emotionally mesmerising—it almost feels like his talent was underutilised in some of the episodes. Ethan Hawke delivers a chillingly charming performance as the villain—something that I honestly had not seen coming.
I was impressed with the unreliable narration in the series from the titular character for the most part. However, this narrative style was seemingly lost after a couple of episodes when it became a lot less ‘show’ and much more ‘tell’, before being revived again near the end. Definitely was disappointed to see the unreliable narration come and go—I was really intrigued to see where Marvel would take such an interesting character.
A show that keeps you guessing.