Moon Knight’s first reactions on Twitter
While Moon Knight does not arrive on Disney + before next Wednesday March 30, several lucky elected officials have already had the chance to discover the first four episodes. Does it live up to the hype? The first reactions are now available on Twitter, with some people – as Brandon Davis, for example – hailing the latest MCU TV series as Marvel’s “darkest and scariest” project yet. “The mysteries really kept me on my toes and it feels a lot like a movie!” added Davis, who also praised Oscar Isaac’s acting as Steven Grant/Marc Spector.
Indeed, the star wars The vet receives much of the initial praise for his dual performance as a man struggling with disassociative identity disorder. It’s not exactly the easiest thing to do when you’re being stalked by an ancient Egyptian deity who may or may not be real. Twitter user @beaverdeeps describes the show as “crazy, dark and moving”, writing: “It brilliantly deals with heavy subjects like mental illness. Oscar Isaac IS Moon Knight I can’t wait to see how fans react to this show, they’re gonna love it! “
“Oscar Isaac delivers a near perfect performance, Ethan Hawke is brilliant as expected and May Calamawy is a delightful surprise”, echoes @JacobFisherDF. “The exploration of Egyptian mythology is full of rich and intriguing detail and I loved every second of how Diab, Slater, Benson, and Moorhead built this new corner of the MCU. Episode 4 was my favorite, leaving on a thrilling cliffhanger, a great sign that this series could be Disney+’s best content yet.”
Alex Maidy also took the time to praise Hawke, calling his villain Arthur Harrow “terrifying”. In terms of general tone, they characterized Moon Knight like “dark, violent and very funny… Not a traditional origin story, but also like no other @MarvelStudios series so far.”
Other early audience members – such as Charles Villanueva – compared the project to Marvel Netflix shows (now streaming on Disney+), which makes a lot of sense, considering Moon Knight is a brutal vigilante who operates in the dead of night. as Matt Murdock.
“The first episode of #MoonKnight is everything I wanted from this show”, writes James Viscardi. “It’s everything we love about what the MCU can do, but goes way beyond that and positions it as one of the most unique shows/properties we’ve seen. Isaac is awesome and Konshu is FANTASTIC. “
Fandango editor Erik Davis tweeted that he was “absolutely in love” the show so far and refined the story’s connection to ancient Egypt. “I like THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK vibes,” he posted. “I love the versatility of Oscar Isaac’s performance. All episodes are great, but Episode 4 dives down the rabbit hole in the best possible way.”
The movie podcast the host @shayhbaz was a bit less complimentary, call moon knightc “okay.” They continued, “From what I’ve watched so far, I don’t feel invested in the characters or the direction the story is taking. Oscar Isaac is undoubtedly a brilliant actor, but this isn’t enough. I’m always curious how it’s going to pan out.”
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Fans can form their own opinion of Marc Spector when Moon Knight lands on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 30.