Marvel Studios have already kicked off 2022 with a bang with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. They are not looking to keep up the success with their Disney+ MCU series as well and their upcoming project Moon Knight which is set to release on the OTT platform on 30th March is expected to live up to the expectations.
Marvel’s previous Disney+ shows, namely WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye have all been showered with the love of fans. However, Moon Knight is set to be the first MCU origin story that will be released Disney+ the difference being that all the previous MCU series starred popular MCU characters that already had a huge fanbase.
Marvel’s Moon Knight is based on the namesake Vigilante anti-hero of the Marvel Universe who suffers from Dissociative personality disorder. Marc Spector a.k.a Moon Knight is one of the most complex characters in all of Marvel and can be described as their Batman-esque superhero.
The first four episodes of the series have already been shown to critics and several film reporters and the early reviews of Moon Knight are extremely positive. As expected, director Mohamed Dieb has been able to carve Moon Knight into a perfect blend of horror, psychological thriller and action movie.
In this article, we take a look at the early reviews of Moon Knight given by Top movie critics of the industry.
Moon Knight Early Reviews
What’s on Disney Plus – “I’ve watched the first 4 episodes of Marvel Moon Knight & it’s unlike anything we’ve seen in the MCU – Oscar Issac is Fantastic! I can’t wait to watch the rest of the series. This isn’t your typical superhero origin. It’s Excellent! It arrives on Disney Plus on March 30th”
David Opie (DigitalSpy) – “I’ve watched the first 4 Moon Knight eps and I’m as divided by this show as Marc himself. When it works, it’s a wildly original MCU entry with flashes of greatness, but some of the sillier aspects detract from the horror. Diehard comic fans might not enjoy it as much as newcomers.”
University Film Review – “Moon Knight is fantastic & Oscar Isaac is exceptional as the tormented Marc Spector. This is the Marvel show everyone is going to be talking about. Completely bonkers that leads with a haunting adventure. Marvel Studios has knocked it out of the park with it’s best show yet.”
Tom Percival (The Digital Fix) – “Had a lot of fun with Moon Knight it started weird and only seems to be getting weirder. A good blend of horror, action, and humour… plus he has a great cape.”
Ashanti Omkar (BBC) – “Embargo lifted. I have seen Moon Knight & he is dazzling.Oscar Isaac is a revelation. Put it on your Disney Plus watch list for 30th March 2022. Relish the music of Hesham Nazih & see Maycala Mawy bringing her effortless flair to the screen.”
Sab Astley (Collider) – “#MoonKnight is a brilliantly bonkers dark globe-trotting adventure; this is Marvel’s trippy National Treasure. Oscar Isaac is the best addition to the MCU since RDJ, entwining torment and humour into a morally ambiguous cypher – Marc Spector is a whole new calibre of hero.”
Tom Power (Tech Radar) – “Full thoughts to come in my #MoonKnight review (when? very soon 👀) but I will say this: It’s unlike anything you’ve seen from Marvel before. I’d go as far as to say – and I don’t say this lightly – it’s the best MCU TV show ever”
Thomas Storai (FutureOTForce) – “I’ve watched the first 4 episodes of #MoonKnight, it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before from the MCU. It’s a psychological thriller with a touch of Indiana Jones, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And Oscar Isaac delivers a mesmerizing performance.”