Mister Grant (Oscar Isaac) has actually a simple and -we could assume- happy life. He spends his days working in the gift shop of a museum in London, and when he has some free time, he spends it between manuscripts or books about history, especially Egyptian history.
Despite his simple and happy life, just in the first episode we realize it is not so simple. He has trouble sleeping, and he has a sort of “ritual” to try and do so: he feeds his goldfish, then puts a piece of stick tape on the door, and he chains himself to the bed. What for…?
Before you continue reading this Moon Knight review, please be aware there will be some spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Moon Knight: Synopsis
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. He will go from being an employee in a British museum to travel and explore the Ancient Egypt.
A small sum-up
As I mentioned before, Steven has trouble sleeping. When he finally gets to sleep, we find his dreams to be quite…interesting. They look too real, but also too surreal. We soon find out that he is involved in some sort of Egyptian Gods’ drama, and he seems to be a key piece. Harrow (Ethan Hawke), a guy with a mystical stick, is also a key piece in this drama and is interested in something Steven possesses.
In this episode, we are also introduced to Marc (Michael Benjamin Hernandez), who is quite…close to Steven, we could say. While Steven finds himself in the middle of this chaos, his quiet life between the museum and his home will start to crumble.
In the following episodes, we can witness the rivalry between Konshu (F. Murray Abraham) -Steven’s God- and Ammit (Saba Mubarak) -Harrow’s God-; but instead of getting answers to questions that arise with every episode, we just get more confusion and questions, even doubting what is real and what is not.
Digging into the plot
During these first 5 episodes, we don’t only see action, drama between Gods and adventures; we also see a very interesting conversation and perspective about mental health. Steven doesn’t suffer only from insomnia. He also loses the track of time, having blackouts, or has memories that don’t seem to be his. We can clearly see this, for example, when he went on a date with a girl he fancied, but she never showed up. When he called her, she was fuming, 100% sure she’d been stood up. When Steven asked what was the matter, because he was in the place and time they’d agreed on, she told him they were supposed to meet days ago. Steven couldn’t understand what happened, but what’s interesting is that he didn’t seem shocked or scared, just sort of resigned and sad about it, like if it wasn’t too big of a surprise.
In episodes 4 and 5, we just have the ultimate plot twist. Just when we thought we understood what was going on, we are presented with a scenario where we don’t actually know what is real and what is not. There are scenes of Steven in a psychiatric ward, where Harrow is the doctor…but this could be an illusion…or not?
Final Moon Knight Review
The finale was absolute mind blowing! It clarified some points -and raised some other big questions-, and what I loved the most were the constant plot twist and full closure it gave to the show. Well, to be fair, the post-credit scene raised more doubts and I didn’t see it coming. But in summary, the whole show is truly a masterpiece!
Have you seen it yet? You can stream it on Disney+! Do you think there will be a season 2 to clarify these new doubts?
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