I really do love most things Marvel, but Moon Knight was definitely a character who’s rather obscure. He’s been in the comics for a long time and Phase 4 of the MCU welcomes him in.
The main character is Steven Grant. An English man who works in a museum. He’s very smart, but he’s treated very poorly by his colleagues.
He’s horrified to realize that he loses control to another self, an American named Marc Spector. He’s a badass mercenary who can leave more bodies than they can make coffins for, if he wants to.
Turns out they both can become the superhero Moon Knight if they want. All thanks to the not so beloved Egyptian god Khonshu.
But who they must fear is Arthur Harrow who serves the goddess Ammit. Ethan Hawke did a wonderful job portraying him. I liked how he was a bad guy who thought he was on the side of good. Being a protagonist of a story is often subjective, isn’t it?
I also liked the character of Layla and her relationship with both Steven and Marc. I was glad Disney casted an actual person of Arab descent for this role.
They also do a wonderful job mixing in Egyptian mythology in the show. Especially as most of the gods you see, are the lesser known deities.
Most fans seem to favor Moon Knight, but I found it as the weakest MCU show so far. I enjoyed it, but my wife thought it was too boring. It’s definitely a weird television program for sure. But Oscar Isaac killed it acting wise, especially nailing the English accent.