Why ‘Moon Knight’ is Marvel’s Best Series Yet
The finale of the MCU’s newest series has delivered an action-packed conclusion to the story that has engrossed the fanbase for the last six episodes; leading us to the conclusion that Moon Knight is Marvel’s best series yet.
There is something undoubtedly special about what the MCU was able to achieve in their newest Disney+ series.
Crafting the story of Marc Spector, a mercenary turned superpowered vigilante whose impossible struggle combating dissociative identity disorder is made more complicated when he is granted the powers of a vengeful Egyptian deity seeking to punish evildoers.
Moon Knight is a series that is oozing creativity and ambition, and rarely allows itself to not commit to the truest form of the narrative; as it rarely pulls its punches.
Although the finale saw a lot of the classic Marvel trappings rear their head, it was not predictable, nor tiresome, as it still found moments to manipulate the Marvel mold and craft something very different.
And the reality is, that Moon Knight is Marvel’s best series yet, and there really isn’t a close second.
With mature themes of child abuse and mental illness, Moon Knight already differentiates itself; but it is the execution of those territories previously uncharted by the MCU that places it far and above anything else that Marvel has done in the past.
WandaVision and Loki– the two series that could be considered among Marvel’s best- were incredible stories that were driven by character, performances, and commitment by all parties; but they would drift and malign at points, mutating back into the Marvel title that we all expected it to be.
What truly separates Moon Knight is how vastly unique it feels; although- especially in the final episode- the series becomes a Marvel project in which scale is exponential and the battle between good and evil is on full display- there is a commitment to the truest understanding of the depth of grief
Marvel’s Phase Four has been its most emotionally resonant, in part because of its focus on humanity, people, and the terrible reality that we can often craft for ourselves simply to cope with the unfortunate horrors of life.
Moon Knight takes these Phase Four themes present in everything from Hawkeye to Spider-Man: No Way Home, and magnifies them in a way that will endear audiences to the series title characters, before ripping their heart completely out of their chest.
And it is this commitment to the truth, and this unrelenting exposure to the pain of it, that makes Moon Knight Marvel’s best series yet.