Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: A Terrifying Night at the Museum

Moon Knight Episode 1, called ‘The Goldfish Problem’, is now out on Disney+. The episode is written by Jeremy Slater and directed by Mohamed Diab. The MCU series stars Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/March Spector, Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, Lucy Thackeray as Donna and several others. The first episode is at least 45 minutes long.

Moon Knight Episode 1‘s synopsis says, “Steven Grant learns that he may be a superhero, but may also share a body with a ruthless mercenary.”

Marvel’s Moon Knight Episode 1 Review Contains Some Spoilers

Moon Knight Episode 1 Recap: Plot Summary

Steven Grant works in the gifts section of a museum at London’s National Art Gallery. The opening scene is of Steven waking up from bed. However, he has chained his hands and legs to stop himself from sleepwalking. There’s also sand placed near his bed so that he can watch out for his steps if he steps out. Every morning, Steven feeds his goldfish and calls him mom. He’s often late to work, making his boss Donna quite upset.

To make sure he stays awake at night, Steven Grant tries everything – solving puzzles, reading books etc. Yet he falls asleep with chains and sand near the bed. However, one night, he finds himself at a strange place where Arthur Harrow runs a cult. It’s here we learn that Steven is more than just one person. There’s a voice in his head, and he has no clue what’s happening.

Steven wakes up scared and thinks that it was just a dream. But strange and scary events and Khonshu keeps appearing in front of him.

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Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: Discussion

Marvel is introducing us to a new superhero in the MCU. However, this superhero has no clue that he’s a superhero. The opening episode of the Disney+ series is packed with great suspense and thrills. From the first scene itself, Oscar’s Steven draws our attention. As the story progresses, the curiosity to know more keeps growing.

As we try to understand Steven, we are immediately introduced to Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow. Steven often has chaotic vibes. But Arthur has a calm demeanour even if he kills someone. In the first episode, the superhero and the villain come face to face. It’s rare in superhero stories, but Moon Knight makers have added to our excitement with what happened in episode 1.

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We learn how Steven Grant has no track of days or time. Sometimes, he sleeps for days and wakes up having no clue what day it is. In the last 15 minutes, the episode gets intense and introduces us to the main part of the series. It brings the Night at the Museum kind of twist. The end of episode 1 is the beginning of the mystery unfolding around Steven/Marc’s life.

Arthur Harrow is also another personality we want to know about. How will he affect Steven’s life, and what are his true intentions? Well, there are more episodes to answer these big questions.

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It is quite new to hear Oscar Isaac talk in British English. But he does a great job in delivering the confusion of his character Steven. MCU has followed its format of adding subtle humour to a serious situation. Considering Steven’s personality, all the subtle jokes seemed naturally hilarious.

Ethan Hawke looks calmly terrifying as Arthur Harrow. He’s mysterious and makes us eager to know what troubles he will bring to Steven and the show.

Moon Knight Episode 1 Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, Marvel’s latest show had a thrilling opening with characters that have captivated us already. If this is how engaging and a bit dark the series will be, it will be another great addition to the MCU. The music in today’s episode was fantastic.

The episode is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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