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Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review: This is a question that Marvel Comics has dabbled with before, and episode two of Moon Knight, “Summon the Suit”, decides it’s fair game via his alter ego. So we join Steven Grant after his terrifying encounter with the jackal to see how much of it was captured on camera.

But at the end of the film, we see Marc give the camera a grumpy expression, and Steven is understandably unhappy.

NOTE: There are full spoilers in the following review of Moon Knight’s second episode.

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

The damage to the museum’s restrooms is undeniable. Steven is dismissed for his role in their demise, but his HR manager invites him to a mental health group. Regardless of his current employment condition, Steven chooses to seek greater proof that Marc, Khonshu, and Harrow are all genuine. Steven discovers Marc’s gun, money, and passport safe after talking to Crawley and utilizing a storage locker key as a hint. The disgusting way Steven dumped said gun slew me; Isaac is creating some fantastic physical comedy in this episode.

Marc and Steven ultimately have a heart-to-heart where “handsome” Marc ultimately reveals that he is the moon god Khonshu’s earthly avatar. Marc’s job is to defend the weak and administer justice. Steven, certain that this is foolishness, steals Marc’s possessions and flees, pursued by a terrible image of Khonshu.

The disembodied voice Layla appeared in the previous episode has traced the flip phone. She appears to be Marc’s estranged wife. She knows he’s the Moon Knight and has seemingly processed that information, so she’s perplexed when Steven tries to convince her he’s not Marc.

Marc laments Layla’s coming, even as Steven professes a fondness for French poetry and hieroglyphics, Layla’s obsessions. It appears Marc’s alter ego has unknowingly adopted these practises to stay close to Layla. This is very sad, and I love how subtle the character work is in this episode. I’m probably in the minority, but I like how the program employs reflected surfaces to emphasize Marc and Steven’s dispute. So far, the set design has been superb.

In his base, Arthur Harrow understands Marc is mentally ill and chooses to reveal his wicked scheme. This includes the first of two unexpected twists: Harrow, a former avatar of Khonshu, hates him. He tells Steven he can’t trust the moon god’s justice. Ammit can catch people before they do anything wrong! Not better? No! No way! Damn, Harrow. But Hawke is such a great actor that we nearly buy it.

Also Read: ‘Moon Knight’ Episode 2 release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer

But Steven feels Harrow’s image of a future free of ‘potential’ evildoers is terribly flawed, and he’s right! After Layla distracts Harrow with the scarab, he answers by calling another jackal from the underworld. Get a new gimmick, Harrow, jackals are old.

As Steven and Layla try to flee, Steven manages to conjure his own Moon Knight suit: the stylish Mr. Knight version developed by Declan Shalvey and Warren Ellis for their iconic series. Sure, some Moon Knight purists will be enraged that the flailing, inept Grant is representing the historically ice-cool Mr. Knight. I don’t mind. Steven may also grow into it.

The suit protects Steven and gives him extra strength. In order to save his own and Layla’s lives, he gives up control of his body to Marc, who then transforms into the fully caped version of the suit and dispatches the beast with ease. It’s a blast, and the gothic frame is fantastic.

However, Harrow gains the scarab after losing it in combat, and Harrow’s mask slips when he kills a homeless man without Ammit’s judgment. Marc and Steven then get into a heated debate about who has the most mental strength and control over their bodies. Marc claims he’ll vanish and give Steven his body after repaying Khonshu’s debt, but he’s scared Khonshu’ll make Layla the next Moon Knight.

Marc’s life is full of risk and violence, which enrages Steven. Khonshu doesn’t help by ignoring Marc’s growing mental health difficulties and implying that since he saved his life, his body now belongs to him. So Marc goes to Egypt to stop Harrow.

The Final Word

The sequel to Moon Knight offered more action, intrigue, and fantastic scenes between Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. It brought the battle between Marc and Steven to a head (for the time being), but it was slowed a little by Steven’s ongoing use of ignorance and befuddlement as an early stumbling block. It felt like the second half of a two-parter, establishing a new dynamic for the future on a route that will hopefully provide more background and backstory.

The rooftop chase in Moon Knight episode 2 can be interpreted as a nod to the hero’s comic roots. It also works as a subtle touch that could help build anticipation for one of Marvel’s reported future projects, Werewolf By Night.

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Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review: This is a question that Marvel Comics has dabbled with before, and episode two of Moon Knight, “Summon the Suit”, decides it’s fair game via his alter ego. So we join Steven Grant after his terrifying encounter with the jackal to see how much of it was captured on camera.

But at the end of the film, we see Marc give the camera a grumpy expression, and Steven is understandably unhappy.

NOTE: There are full spoilers in the following review of Moon Knight’s second episode.

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

Moon Knight Episode 2 Review

The damage to the museum’s restrooms is undeniable. Steven is dismissed for his role in their demise, but his HR manager invites him to a mental health group. Regardless of his current employment condition, Steven chooses to seek greater proof that Marc, Khonshu, and Harrow are all genuine. Steven discovers Marc’s gun, money, and passport safe after talking to Crawley and utilizing a storage locker key as a hint. The disgusting way Steven dumped said gun slew me; Isaac is creating some fantastic physical comedy in this episode.

Marc and Steven ultimately have a heart-to-heart where “handsome” Marc ultimately reveals that he is the moon god Khonshu’s earthly avatar. Marc’s job is to defend the weak and administer justice. Steven, certain that this is foolishness, steals Marc’s possessions and flees, pursued by a terrible image of Khonshu.

The disembodied voice Layla appeared in the previous episode has traced the flip phone. She appears to be Marc’s estranged wife. She knows he’s the Moon Knight and has seemingly processed that information, so she’s perplexed when Steven tries to convince her he’s not Marc.

Marc laments Layla’s coming, even as Steven professes a fondness for French poetry and hieroglyphics, Layla’s obsessions. It appears Marc’s alter ego has unknowingly adopted these practises to stay close to Layla. This is very sad, and I love how subtle the character work is in this episode. I’m probably in the minority, but I like how the program employs reflected surfaces to emphasize Marc and Steven’s dispute. So far, the set design has been superb.

In his base, Arthur Harrow understands Marc is mentally ill and chooses to reveal his wicked scheme. This includes the first of two unexpected twists: Harrow, a former avatar of Khonshu, hates him. He tells Steven he can’t trust the moon god’s justice. Ammit can catch people before they do anything wrong! Not better? No! No way! Damn, Harrow. But Hawke is such a great actor that we nearly buy it.

Also Read: ‘Moon Knight’ Episode 2 release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer

But Steven feels Harrow’s image of a future free of ‘potential’ evildoers is terribly flawed, and he’s right! After Layla distracts Harrow with the scarab, he answers by calling another jackal from the underworld. Get a new gimmick, Harrow, jackals are old.

As Steven and Layla try to flee, Steven manages to conjure his own Moon Knight suit: the stylish Mr. Knight version developed by Declan Shalvey and Warren Ellis for their iconic series. Sure, some Moon Knight purists will be enraged that the flailing, inept Grant is representing the historically ice-cool Mr. Knight. I don’t mind. Steven may also grow into it.

The suit protects Steven and gives him extra strength. In order to save his own and Layla’s lives, he gives up control of his body to Marc, who then transforms into the fully caped version of the suit and dispatches the beast with ease. It’s a blast, and the gothic frame is fantastic.

However, Harrow gains the scarab after losing it in combat, and Harrow’s mask slips when he kills a homeless man without Ammit’s judgment. Marc and Steven then get into a heated debate about who has the most mental strength and control over their bodies. Marc claims he’ll vanish and give Steven his body after repaying Khonshu’s debt, but he’s scared Khonshu’ll make Layla the next Moon Knight.

Marc’s life is full of risk and violence, which enrages Steven. Khonshu doesn’t help by ignoring Marc’s growing mental health difficulties and implying that since he saved his life, his body now belongs to him. So Marc goes to Egypt to stop Harrow.

The Final Word

The sequel to Moon Knight offered more action, intrigue, and fantastic scenes between Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. It brought the battle between Marc and Steven to a head (for the time being), but it was slowed a little by Steven’s ongoing use of ignorance and befuddlement as an early stumbling block. It felt like the second half of a two-parter, establishing a new dynamic for the future on a route that will hopefully provide more background and backstory.

The rooftop chase in Moon Knight episode 2 can be interpreted as a nod to the hero’s comic roots. It also works as a subtle touch that could help build anticipation for one of Marvel’s reported future projects, Werewolf By Night.

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