The official Rotten Tomatoes score for Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight has been revealed.
Moon Knight dropped its first episode this morning, launching this year’s wave of Marvel Studios series for Disney Plus. The series, which stars Oscar Isaac, follows a mild-mannered gift shop employee named Steven Grant who shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector, the avatar of the Egyptian deity Khonshu.
While Moon Knight initially debuted with 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel’s latest has since climbed to 83% based on 75 reviews. The site’s critics consensus says that the show’s “entertainment value may wax and wane a bit, but Moon Knight ultimately settles into a mostly enjoyable — and refreshingly weird — spot in the MCU firmament.”
Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the mysterious Moon Knight villain Arthur Harrow, recently opened up about the Marvel Studios series, praising Oscar Isaac’s work as Steven Grant and Marc Spector.
“It is risky. He’s an obscure hero, and the things we’re dealing with are very different. But because it’s a limited series, rather than a movie, the pressure isn’t there to make sure the opening weekend is massive,” Hawke told Empire. “We’re able to take more risks, to bring that experimental quality on a huge scale… It’s an electrifying performance. Robert Downey Jr. has got a run for his money…”
In the comics, Marc Spector was a CIA agent-turned-mercenary making millions. During his last mercenary job in Cairo, Spector was left for dead by a former colleague. He dragged himself through the sands of the desert to the tomb of Konshu, the Egyptian moon god. There he was pronounced dead but resurrected at the hands of Konshu. The resurrection took a toll, however, as he developed multiple personality disorder. When he returned to New York, Spector created two new personalities — Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. Grant was the millionaire womanizer while Lockley was a cab driver.
It was after developing his other personalities that Marc Spector took on the mantle of Moon Knight. Konshu granted Spector with increased physical capabilities and periodic prophetic visions at night, yet even Spector himself was unsure whether Konshu was yet another personality of his own creation. Even still, Moon Knight operates with an arsenal of technology, vehicles and costumes to suit his needs.
Starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy, Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the new Disney Plus series and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Rotten Tomatoes