Following last week's strong Disney + premiere of Marvel Studio’s newest installment, “Moon Knight,” episode two had a big task to follow up. The good news is that episode two, “Summon the Suit,” hit the mark in just about every aspect you could ask for.
I praised Oscar Isaac for his acting in the series premiere, and yet he managed to deliver an even better performance in this week's episode. Episode two allows a lot of moments for Isaac to act not only with others, but with himself as both Steven Grant (Mr. Knight) and Marc Spector (Moon Knight) in a convincing case of a man struggling mentally and physically with dissociative personality disorder.
This week also introduced us formally to the characters of Layla and Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. The addition of May Calamawy’s Layla and Khonshu, voiced by F. Murray Abraham, allowed for some questions from episode one to be answered and even more questions to be opened up.
We learned that Marc Spector is the human Avatar for Khonshu and acts as a “fist of vengeance” for the god against those who have done wrong. Steven is forced to believe in and accept the existence of Khonshu and that his other personality, Marc Spector, is a mercenary for the god. This sets up a compelling and at times unnerving relationship between the three since Steven Grant wants no part in this life he has been unintentionally dragged into.
The writing is once more at a high level as well as the production, cinematography and direction which is a delightful thing to see and puts my worries that the quality may dip at ease. Episode two takes the tone and feeling of mystery that the premiere established and dives deep into it.
There is a considerable amount of action in the episode, which is filmed both creatively and at times humorously, as well as in a way that kept me invested throughout. Another aspect of the show that I did not mention in last week's episode, but felt prevalent this time around, is just how good the musical score is and how it enhances the moments of tension.
Overall, there is not much that I can complain about in the most recent episode of “Moon Knight” as I find myself continually being impressed and ready to see more of what comes next. I look forward to seeing more of the mysteries of the show and the mental state of Steven Grant unravel as the show progresses. “Moon Knight” is definitely worth giving a watch, regardless of whether you are a fan of the comic book genre or not.
“Moon Knight” airs every Wednesday on Disney+ until its conclusion on May 4, 2022.