‘Moon Knight’ Episode 4 REVIEW: Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
Marvel’s newest series has been a wild ride that challenges every preconceived notion of what you believe the MCU is capable of, and Moon Knight Episode 4 takes that so much further.
Since the beginning of Marvel’s exploration into the world of long-form storytelling via Disney+, it is commonplace for their various series to suffer from the pitfalls of an endeavor that requires hours upon hours of storytelling.
The boredom that sets in from exposition, different narrative elements feeling a tad unfulfilled, and certain characters feeling unexplored; Moon Knight is the first Marvel series that seems to evade nearly every one of these.
Oscar Isaac and the entire creative team behind this series have wandered into uncharted territory for the dominant Studio, and in this series, they have found an MCU project that travels as close to perfection as anything they have done yet.
But the beauty of Moon Knight episode 4 is that it is firmly unlike anything you have ever seen before.
The first three episodes of the series primed viewers for a world that is thoroughly different from the world of the MCU that we all know so well.
Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and every character that we’ve met in these three episodes feel like inhibitors of their own world; a world that simultaneously fits seamlessly with the bounds put in place by the Marvel Universe.
Egyptian deities, imprisoned and banished entities and artifacts with tremendous power have defined this brand new Marvel realm; and with a single episode, Moon Knight presents an uncertain future that is as much defined by what you don’t understand as what you have met in these episodes.
The performances- specifically from the trinity of Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and Layla’s May Callamawy- are as good as you’ll find in anything; actors who feel so perfectly cast, and directed to maximize their immense talents in the confines of a near flawlessly executed narrative.
Moon Knight episode 4 will make you laugh, it will terrify you with sequences befitting atop their horror film, but perhaps what hits the hardest, is it will make you question everything you have seen, not in a way that makes you feel cheated, but one that builds your investment in these characters and this world
This series is easily becoming one of Marvel’s greatest endeavors yet; so much so, that the conversation should shift to where it stands in the conversation for the greatest comic book adaptation ever.