Hellooo my fiendish friends! I'm sorry to inform you that I have yet to see Dr. Strange as I was a little too late to buy tickets for Thursday. So, instead of reading my opinions on the Multiverse of Madness, you'll have to make due with my other opinion. This one being on the Moon Knight series.
This review will contain spoilers. This is your final warning.
Quick recap: Steven is a meek man living his life and working at a gift shop in a London museum. He's a pretty normal guy with just a tendency to sleepwalk and end up in strange places. One day, he wakes up in the middle of a mission he never signed up for, hearing a voice he does not know. This voice is telling him to give the body back to Mark.
Shenanigans ensue. Violent shenanigans. With Egyptian gods and multiple personalities and crazy rich people and card games... wait, no that's Yu-Gi-Oh!
Lame jokes aside, there were a lot of twists and turns. We discover why Mark and Steven are the way they are. We learn about an extremely abusive home life and a young Mark who felt responsible for the death of his little brother. We get to see how he created Steven as a way of coping with the whole thing. We see how he still needs Steven. And, at the very end, we see how they're not alone even among the two of them. This show has themes that are a little bit more than just the typical superhero story.
It gets dark. Darker than I thought Disney would allow.
All in all, it was one of the few shows released on Disney Plus that I can say, without a shred of doubt, it ain't for children. Of course, it has the qualities of any good superhero story. The final fight between Moon Knight, Layla, and Harrow was everything you would expect it to be. We even got a “join me” moment between Ammit and Khonshu; very Star Wars.
But the ending makes me wonder what this means for the rest of the series. Eventually, Mark and Steven are going to discover Jack. And it'll probably be in a similar fashion to how Steven discovered Mark. But what it'll really come down to is not so much the shock of their being a third in the head, but the fact that Khonshu left out that little tidbit of information when Steven and Mark were demanding their freedom.
I'll be interested to find out how Jack got roped into this. And if he's as reluctant to follow Khonshu as much as the other two. If he is all for being the Moon Knight, there's going to be a struggle a helluva lot bigger than Steven and Mark's. And it should come as no surprise that I' looking forward to seeing how it goes. Character struggles are my jam, after all.
But what do you guys think? Is Khonshu ever going to let go of his favorite little avatar? Is Jack going to be a reluctant soldier or a psycho with super powers? Am I the only one who got misty eyed when Mark was telling Steven that he was his superpower? We'll all have to wait to find out. Until next time.
Fare Thee Well!