'Moon Knight' Episode 1 Fan review: 'great to see Marvel progressing stories of superheroes with disability'

"I am so happy we’ve entered the MCU’s weird era," read one of the tweets after the series premiere


                            'Moon Knight' Episode 1 Fan review: 'great to see Marvel progressing stories of superheroes with disability'
Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight (IMDb)
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Twitter was lavish in praise of Marvel's 'Moon Knight'. The Oscar Isaac-starrer premiered on Disney+ and the first episode opened to rave reviews. The horror-thriller, one of the firsts in the MCU, follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who suffers from blackouts and memories of another life. In the series opener, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector.

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'Moon Knight' is the fifth live-action show on Disney+ and features a character who has never been seen onscreen. First debuting in 1975, MoonKnight (or his alter-ego Marc Spector) is Marvel's take on Egyptian mythology. In the comics, Spector is a former US Marine turned mercenary who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, partially due to the control Khonshu (the God of the moon) has over him. He takes on several identities, which it appears the show will explore as well.

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Fans took to social media to share their two cents. "Disney Plus has just released the first episode of Moon Knight. It is great to see Marvel progressing stories of superheroes with disability," one of the tweets read. "wow, #MoonKnight is not what i expected at all but i loved it and i’m dying to see where this goes. i am so happy we’ve entered the MCU’s weird era," another fan opined. Some wanted more. "We only get one episode of #MoonKnight to start us off. Disney+ you are cruel!" 

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"Oscar Isaac’s accent just made a lightbulb go off in my mind. Never thought about this before but it’s so clear the way he says the word in MOON KNIGHT!" a fan remarked. "#MoonKnight Episode 1 was such a great start to this show, I’m hooked already and I love the mystery of it, this is gonna be such a fun show…" a fan raved. "|yo moon knight is lit. That was hella crazy, confusing, and creepy. I'm hooked out the gate. I genuinely laughed out loud at a few parts and was chilled at visuals and the sounds. The score is damn good man," one of comments read.

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What are your thoughts on 'Moon Knight'?

The first episode of 'Moon Knight' is available for streaming on Disney+ with a new episode dropping every Wednesday.