(ESP-ENG) Dioses egipcios y salud mental, esto es Moon Knight // Egyptian gods and mental health, this is Moon Knight.
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
Here we are to talk a little about what was the last production at the level of series or in this case mini series of Marvel and Disney. Moon Knight I just finished watching it last night, the time has gone very fast and the truth is that I have several mixed opinions because there were chapters where I said I liked it a lot but there were others where I didn't like it so much and so I was changing opinions so lightly until episode number five came, I think that's when I finished opening my eyes.
I have had the opportunity to see all the Marvel series of this "new" era except The Falcon and the Winter Soldier because automatically many people told me not to do it, maybe I should see it anyway but it will be when I really have nothing to see, and I can say that I did not like Moon Knight as much as others, WandaVision for example. I don't want to say that Steven Grant's story was bad, on the contrary, I thought it was amazing and comparing one with the other is a bit silly but I do think it's necessary to make the caveat. But well, let's talk a little bit about this plot full of mysteries and mental problems...
We start with the story of Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a simple museum worker related to the world and Egyptian history who apparently has certain mental problems related to a personality disorder. This is because of several things that happened to him in his past but in the series will realize that. At the time he realizes that there is a voice in his head that seeks to control him and that at times takes complete control of his body, logically all this against his will.
As time goes by he realizes that this voice in his thoughts is Khonshu, an ancient god of the Moon, to whom one of his personalities gave him the permission to manage his body when necessary, that is, he is a kind of alter ego but with great powers and abilities. His mission will be to stop a villain who seeks to take control of humanity using the powers of another Egyptian deity so the whole series is reduced to that, a bit of universal history accompanied by great battles and mystical journeys; plus the most important factor of all: the fragility of mental health.
This series has a high point that no other has had and that is the masterful performance of Oscar Isaac. The level of interpretation that we see here to be able to show us two totally different personalities in a matter of seconds is something crazy and something that always surprised me every time I saw him. Isaac's performance is the key point of this story, it's the hook and the glue that makes Moon Knight what it is despite having a pretty good production if you ask me and very worthy for a mini-series.
Steven Grant and Marc Spector are two different people, with different voices and with different faces and features but within the same body and I keep praising Isaac for having done those roles so well is no small thing and I'm sure that after they see it they will give me a little reason. But going back to the story I have to say that the fact that it has touched on topics such as everything related to ancient Egypt to me personally calls my attention, also understanding that this is a product of a character taken from the comics.
It is a mini series that has its touches of violence and combats carried very well by Oscar Isaac, all those scenes where we see body to body confrontations I personally liked them, they were in the average. Similarly, its action scenes and great visual effects are also the highlights here, at one moment we can be in the middle of the city but in the blink of an eye we are on a ship sailing between sands in the middle of a storm with a goddess of ancient Egypt. It is those jumps that for me made this story even more attractive, small doses of adventure as if we were watching an Indiana Jones movie.
But as not everything is that fantasy there are also elements that make it very human and real and that is the issue of mental health. Touching on these topics will always be complex, but the fact that they have done it in the way they did it, being motivated by a traumatic situation of the past, is something I value very much because it gives visibility to problems that even today continue to be taboo in society. And they give to understand that anyone is prone to suffer from these disorders. So on that side, nothing negative to say.
We already talked about the characters played by Oscar, which would be two: Steven and Marc. One is fearful and kind while the other is feisty and without any hint of fear, two sides of the coin that at times in the series is difficult to know which one is the real one and which one is the creation of the mind. Two characters that are so different but complement each other 100%. I repeat, Isaac's was brilliant, one of the best performances I've seen in this superhero context. I don't know how present this character will be in this new phase of the Marvel universe, I understand that not much, but it would be amazing to see him again.
As for the villain, he is played by Ethan Hawke who gives life to Arthur Harrow. The fact that Hawke is in this cast already says a lot because we are talking about one of the best actors out there in Hollywood. As a villain in this series he was one, in my opinion, quite normal and basic, I didn't see him as that fierce enemy that you instantly hate. And that's fine, not all characters have to have that overwhelming force that takes everything by the middle but if perhaps I expected a little, just a little more intensity in him. Still, very pleased with his character, a dark and sinister one.
In short, a very good series that personally always entertained me because it has it all: mystery, drama, adventure, touches of comedy as has become customary in Marvel productions hand in hand with Disney and the inevitable science fiction that makes everything we imagine come to life. It's not the best series I've seen, at least not the one I've liked the most, but that doesn't mean I have any complaints about it.
8/10 because it's always nice to see new characters in the Marvel universe and this one in particular whose powers are linked to past gods and mythologies I think it certainly makes it much more interesting than many already known. There are 6 episodes of no more than 45 minutes and obviously you can find it on Disney Plus. I leave you the trailer for those who have not had the opportunity to take a look at it.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos vemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡A hug to everyone, see you next time!