Was I dreaming or was last week’s episode amazing? It was. Okay, I wasn’t having a hallucination. Well then…what the heck was that?!
Marvel Studios has had some questionable MCU finales with rushed storylines, lackluster climactic action scenes, etc. but this…? This was a whole other level of yeesh.
The CGI was at times really good and at other times really bad. The action is terrible and literally sped up so many times that it was actually quite comical. The story was rushed so terribly that I’m not quite sure what just happened? This finale honestly didn’t feel professionally crafted and the fact that Marvel Studios released it knowing it was this bad is just…sad.
Last week’s episode of Moon Knight was a lot to unpack. The penultimate episode dealt with two important origins: Marc Spector’s official rebirth as Moon Knight and the origin of Marc’s DID. In less than fifty minutes Marvel Studios embraced the darkness of Spector’s past and brought it to life in a way that was as emotional as it gets in this franchise. If there was an episode that revealed why this show would be much heavier and more mature than any other MCU outing it was this one.
Everyone thought the series’ borderline R-rating would come from its violence but instead, it is the show’s themes that have pushed the boundaries of what we’re used to seeing under the House of the Mouse. This is only right considering that Moon Knight’s story has never been tame and for Marvel Studios to stay faithful to the comic they were going to have to go very dark at some point.
I could rattle on and on about the fact that Oscar Isaac deserves an Emmy for his incredible performance in this series or how good that episode was but today I’m looking ahead to what we can expect from this finale. And I think it’s kind of obvious.
Moon Knight did it. It made me cry…a lot. This week’s episode was origin storytelling at its finest. Like WandaVision‘s eighth episode, it takes a look back through Marc’s life and what we learn is nothing short of depressing.
This episode featured DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) in a way that felt so comprehensive and perfectly illustrated in this series. When the episode ended I literally couldn’t stop crying, even as I read people’s tweets about the episode and their tearful reactions to the series’ shocking outcome.
I feel like I know what’s going to happen next week which is fine because honestly, I want it to transpire. I need the showdown between Moon Knight and Ammit. I’m just hoping the finale wraps up this portion of the story in a nice bow and leads into an announcement of a second season because I need more Moon Knight. He’s a fascinating character and Oscar Isaac is a GREAT addition to the MCU, which is something I didn’t expect at all.
All in all, next week’s finale is setting up to be one to remember…I think.
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One word comes to mind when I think of this week’s episode: whoa. Moon Knight has been a blast for the past three weeks but this episode takes the cake so far.
I had such a rush of emotions watching this episode. I was laughing, legitimately terrified, riveted, shocked, confused, bewildered, and downright strangely giddy with excitement at what is to come.
This show has taken a unique, unexpected turn that has me scratching my head, and yet I’m even more intrigued about what’s next. It’s undoubtedly my favorite MCU show since Loki and if the next two episodes stay solid in their enjoyability this might become my favorite MCU series. It’s absolutely fantastic.
And: SPOILER ALERT, Steven kissed Layla. What a development! A hilarious development at that.
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