Moon Knight Episode 4 Review

May 16, 2023
Justin Ankus

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Marvel fans have no doubt been enjoying the journey so far on Disney+ series moon knight, which is fast approaching a major series event in its last episodes. Episode four takes the duo of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy) into Egypt where they encounter bloodthirsty monsters, explosive family secrets and shifting foundations of reality itself.

Last week's episode focused more on bringing back Khonshu than on exploring what lies within a tomb, so this episode takes an unexpectedly dark turn by exploring that tomb's depths with Marc's avatar powers not being sufficient enough to protect them. That smart move by the creators allows the show to play with genre and develop Layla and Marc's relationship further while offering viewers something unexpected.

Layla and Marc infiltrate an intriguing tomb, which appears not to be Ammit's burial ground as depicted in the comics but instead Alexander the Great's sarcophagus. However, its set up remains fantastical reminiscent of movies like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider or Uncharted with both characters rappelling down into it only to discover rotting bodies are not their biggest concern!

As they progress deeper into the tomb, more horrors appear - from giant hippos to dead archaeologists - but one thing remains constant: Layla must face down her monsters all alone. This episode works well to develop her as an independent fighter while also giving clues as to whether Marc may have been part of the group that murdered her father.

As they approach the sarcophagus, tension mounts as it becomes evident they may already know its secrets. At this point, the episode really picks up speed resembling something between 'The Mummy,' 'Tomb Raider,' and Indiana Jones with some touches from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness mixed in.

Marvel's Moon Knight continues to surprise with every episode. Layla and Marc discover they haven't reached the heart of the tomb yet and that danger lies just ahead in this exciting cliffhanger episode! Marvel's Moon Knight continues to become more engaging each week as it probes deeper into Steven/Marc Spector's DID disorder, but this episode really stood out because of its daring left turn at its conclusion - leaving viewers guessing where this series goes next!

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