REVIEW: “Moon Knight” confuses with an eventful first episode


Moon Knight is now available on the Disney + streaming service.

Eva Laurens, Reporter

Marvel Studios started its line of Disney Plus shows last year. And well… I was not expecting that man with dissociative identity disorder, or DID, who also has creepy mummy powers from Marvel Studios. But it is not a bad thing, just not what I was expecting.

I know that Moon Knight appeared in 1975, but I don’t read comics so I didn’t really know what to expect with that new show.

To sum it up, Moon Knight is set in London. It is the story of a museum gift-shop employee and Egyptologist named Steven Grant who has a sleeping disorder. He has a lot of hallucinations and dreams that make him wake up in the strangest places and experience weird stuff. At first, he thinks they are just dreams and hallucinations, but Steven is actually Marc and everything is real, and that spectral mummy is the earthly incarnation of an ornery Egyptian moon god.

I was very excited to watch that first episode, and I am not disappointed at all with what I watched, but I was extremely confused. I watched it with my best friend and as a Marvel fan, she did not know what to say when the episode ended. Everything was so fast. So many things happening at the same time, it is not hard to follow but it is hard to take time to process what is happening. Both of us were confused and this episode left us speechless as to what to expect with the other ones.

I was very skeptical when the episode started but it kept me captivated from the beginning until the end. I have to say, though, that I was surprised by how fast everything was happening. First, when the episode started, things started to go a little bit fast which I was not mad about because I was not bored but when we started to get deeper in the show, everything was going action after action and there was little to no break in between them.

In my opinion, this show is very ambitious and I am almost a hundred percent certain that it is going to be a success. It started pretty well so I don’t know why the next episodes would be bad. But if they are, you are going to hear from me again because I am going to be VERY disappointed.

I have high hopes for the second episode. Steven and Marc are very different in so many ways so it is going to be interesting to see these two merge and “become one.”