Moon Knight is everything I’d hope it would be…and a little more. But most importantly, it’s standing on its own away from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Like Disney movies, every installment from the MCU has found a way to bring that emotion that makes one cry and Moon Knight is no exception. Episode five was incredible. It was an origin story in every sense of the word. It was a riveting display of storytelling, but most importantly, it was the saddest MCU episode to date. And I can’t believe I’m writing that knowing that Episode 8 of WandaVision exists.
If Oscar Isaac doesn’t win an Emmy for his performance in this show then what is the point? What he has done with this character, the way he’s portrayed Marc, Steven, and even Jake (yeah, we got him for a second in this episode), is an absolute masterclass of acting. I’m baffled by how good he is in this show.
This series is a great way to start the year as an MCU fan because it has truly been a fascinating ride. Moon Knight is everything I’d hope it would be…and a little more. But most importantly, it’s standing on its own away from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is exciting in itself. It feels like a whole new section of this world is being created and Moon Knight is the one leading the charge.
Next week is the finale. And that episode sets up what could be a thrilling conclusion to hopefully Season One of this series. Even though Oscar Isaac hasn’t signed a major extension with Marvel Studios I’m hoping Moon Knight’s story continues. Because I’m too invested in this character not to see him again for a while. In fact, what will the post-credit scene, and please let it connect to Blade somehow? We’ll see what happens next. For now, I’ll continue wiping my tears thanks to THAT ending.
Moon Knight is streaming on Disney Plus now.
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!