Moon Knight: Episode Six keels over finally, as the dull story closes.
Moon Knight, the latest Disney+ mini-series, has come to an end, though episode six fails to conclude a cohesive narrative.
Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac as the titular role, doubling up as split personality personas Marc Spector and Steven Grant does manage to charismatically attempt at maintaining the audience’s desire for completion in a series that lost its drive halfway through.
Though episode five does manage to shake awake any dozed off fans, Moon Knight episode six returns to its mediocre level of interest in the hopes we still care about six weeks of confusion.
With the series pitting Isaac’s Spector against Ethan Hawke‘s Arthur Harrow, you would be forgiven for thinking that this Marvel series attempts to do something different.
The first episode of the series was refreshing and approached the Egyptian history lesson of Moon Knight with a stylistic approach.
Yet, as the series progressed, the zany jump-cuts were moved aside for a family-friendly Indiana Jones romp, with none of the momentum that the show needed.
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|1:3 – The Friendly Type||★★★|
|1:4 – The Tomb||★★|
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What transpires, therefore, is as the final credits roll concluding the series, audiences are left entirely unfulfilled, and unsatisfied with the black-out jump cuts being reduced to a handy way to justify the rushed ending.
Ultimately, with the show revolving around Khonsu (F. Murray Abraham), the Egyptian God responsible for Marc’s powers, who is entrapped after the first three episodes, it really leaves little to be enjoyed for a show about a superhero.
Instead, Moon Knight feels as though the show was merely biding time for Marvel between Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness neither caring about the show’s reception, nor its necessity to tell a story over its six-week course.
Most disappointingly, is that with the new platform of Disney+ available to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I would have expected more variety in their storytelling. WandaVision teased it with its meta TV approach, despite its tailing execution.
We have had this style of storytelling by the studio for nearly fifteen years, and I am wanting something new.
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