Marvel’s latest Disney+ series, Moon Knight, has received a ton of love from audiences. However, not everyone is on board with the show. In fact, the series has a much lower critic rating than the previous MCU Disney+ shows like WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye. This might be due to superhero fatigue, which affects the way fans and critics view new content.
The first episode of the series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift shop employee who discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. He finds himself battling an ancient Egyptian god of vengeance and struggling to bridge the gap between his command to kill evil men and his own moral concerns. The episode’s story is compelling, with a mix of action, humor, and character moments that feel very Marvel.
But it’s the visuals that really impress. The art team of Carmine Cappuccio and Josh Rosenberg creates a stunning, haunting look that fits the tone of the story. Cappuccio’s work is especially impressive during fight scenes, as he makes every blow truly feel like it will knock someone out with a single punch.
Moon Knight is an excellent debut for the new MCU series. Its unique premise, dark tone, and interesting characters make it stand out from other MCU shows. But it isn’t without its issues, including some needlessly obtuse clues and a lack of a self-updating in-game journal that records character information.