Moon Knight has killed my interest in Marvel TV shows — here's why

Apr 9, 2022
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Sorry Tom I just don't share your attitude. I love watching anything from the MCU. Given all the heavy accents I wonder if it isn't the same crew that did Stan Lee's Lucky Man. Now there's a marvel story I wasn't able to watch but still come back and catch a episode from time to time.
 
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Truly written as an under 30s marvel TV shows and movies fan only.
I've been waiting for this since 1980. Moon Knight is Marvel's answer to Batman, and to see it called boring is just absolutely gut-wrenching to read, especially from Tom's guide....a site that I followed since high school.
This would be better suited as a Facebook post about your opinion then getting dragged through the mud now in a forum.
You obviously have never read a Moon Knight comic before, and you should sit in the corner and think about what you've done until your mother calls you for dinner.
 
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Rory, I don't share your opinion on to the show But Tell me how you managed to get your hands on the yet to be aired episode 3 of moon knight when u wrote "I struggled to get through the first three episodes "
 
Apr 10, 2022
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I totally disagree with you, the show is entertaining and amazing with good music, awsome directing, amazing shots, steady and reasonable plot and and actually far better than shows like falcon and winter soldier or Hawkeye.
toms hardware you better focus on hardware and leave movie reviews to people who actually understand the industry. Its like rotten tomatoes suddenly start to review 3060ti 😁
 
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You obviously have never read a Moon Knight comic before
I'll admit that I certainly never have but have you...? From what I've read online the only commonality that the comic books and this show share is a title.

I mean be honest. What in this show even remotely reminds you of Batman/Bruce Wayne? I could definitely point out similarities in the comics but this interpretation of Moon Knight, this far, not really.
 
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I think it's bonkers some people are just coming to this realization: you don't have to watch everything Marvel puts out to "enjoy the MCU".
People don't read every single comic Marvel puts out in order to "enjoy Marvel Comics".

Personally, I've rather enjoyed Moon Knight. Sure, if I'm being honest, the villain is a bit boring. But the main draw of Moon Knight has always been more about the battle against himself, than the villains he fights. And Oscar Isaac is killing it in this regard.
 
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I've seen this sort of disengagement mostly in the context of games with a fast-paced seasonal model (ie. Destiny 2, COD, WOW, Fortnite). While your points are all valid I feel like the real reason, the core of the issue, is you've slipped into FOMO burnout. As an avid Destiny 2 player, I see it all the time, people forcing themselves to play till all of their issues spiral into disappointment seasoned with heartbreak.
 
Apr 10, 2022
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Dear Rory,
this article is just more prof on how critics don't have good taste. You complain of falling a sleep to MK and Hawkeye while you adore Wanda which 90% of the marvel fans stopped watching because it was BnW. and yet some how you managed to stay awake for that!!?

I can admit that MK is not what i expected as we are thrown into it right away and it takes a moment before you get your head around it but it is NO where near Wandas first two episodes.....all made sense once the show was over.

MK after TWO episodes it is better show than Wanda and Falcon.....

For me, Hawkeye was the first GOOD show. MK is one of the top two best mcu shows, but need to see all 6 before i can say if its #1 or #2.

Shame that the public isn't getting to choose if they want to binge watch, because seeing one and one and one sure lowers the quality of any show.

Some people will say that they prefer once a week. but i hated it since i stopped watching tv in 2000. so tired of waiting for next episode and then it was cancelled do to some idiotic sports event.

With all episodes is like watching a movie, for me waiting 6 to have seen them all, loses it charm because once you get into it, the episode is over.

Just count yourself lucky you got 4 episodes and just stop being so negative.

watch it again.
 
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I really feel you are confusing MCU with Avengers movies. Outside of having an infinity stone in a movie, the solo movies have very little to do with the Avengers level movies, the big exception is Captain America Civil War which was essentially a Avengers movie. The one thing they all have done is tie into another story along the way.

While I have enjoyed each of the Disney+ shows for different reasons. I am enjoying Moonknight because I enjoyed the character in the comic books as well. Every iteration of MK in the comic books is slightly different. Mr Knight as an example is a more recent addition to the character. While this is pulling from the comics only loosely, it really is living up to the character in different runs. But all the MCU characters are not comic book accurate and have subtle differences that fit the films they are in.

I am looking forward to what comes next and what they do to tie this in to another storyline, hoping midnight suns in the long run. Sit back and enjoy this for what it is and don't try to make it Avengers 5 or 6 depending on how you count Civil War.
 

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I totally disagree with you, the show is entertaining and amazing with good music, awsome directing, amazing shots, steady and reasonable plot and and actually far better than shows like falcon and winter soldier or Hawkeye.
toms hardware you better focus on hardware and leave movie reviews to people who actually understand the industry. Its like rotten tomatoes suddenly start to review 3060ti 😁
Thanks for your comment. You're thinking of Tom's Hardware though. Tom's Guide has been covering streaming for several years.
 
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The press were given the first 4 episodes of the show some time ago. I'm more curious on why he said 3 repeatedly and not 4.
Yes, you are correct. I was given access to the first four episodes of Moon Knight ahead of its premiere on Disney Plus. As for why at the time of writing I had only watched three episodes, I found the first half of the show such a slog that my appetite to watch more was severely lacking.
 
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I've seen this sort of disengagement mostly in the context of games with a fast-paced seasonal model (ie. Destiny 2, COD, WOW, Fortnite). While your points are all valid I feel like the real reason, the core of the issue, is you've slipped into FOMO burnout. As an avid Destiny 2 player, I see it all the time, people forcing themselves to play till all of their issues spiral into disappointment seasoned with heartbreak.
I think you've got a very valid point there. I've consumed every piece of the MCU for the last 14 years without skipping a beat and that's led to burnout. My dissatisfaction with Moon Knight is definitely tied to almost feeling forced to watch even when it's not keeping my interest in order to stay up to date with the MCU. As noted in the closing section of my opinion piece, I think going forward I might try a more considered approach.
 
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I think it's bonkers some people are just coming to this realization: you don't have to watch everything Marvel puts out to "enjoy the MCU".
People don't read every single comic Marvel puts out in order to "enjoy Marvel Comics".

Personally, I've rather enjoyed Moon Knight. Sure, if I'm being honest, the villain is a bit boring. But the main draw of Moon Knight has always been more about the battle against himself, than the villains he fights. And Oscar Isaac is killing it in this regard.
Glad to hear you're enjoying Moon Knight. You're certainly not alone on that front, some of my colleagues were shocked when I expressed my opinion on the show in our weekly meeting! I think your comic comparison is very apt. It's taken a little while but I'm definitely starting to see that I don't need to watch literally everything that Marvel puts out in order to still enjoy the bits of the MCU that grab my attention.
 
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Maybe you only like the cinematically epic parts of MCU, because you don't connect with any of the characters or shows that help with representation in the Marvel universe.

Moon Knight was not a hero I was at all interested in, but my girlfriend, who is biased against Marvel things, and I love Moon Knight for its portrayal of Steven's mental disorder and the unique lens with which he perceives the world and his apparent powers.
 
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I think I'm going to be the only person that agrees with you here, but I don't believe it's MCU fatigue, or at least not Marvel character fatigue. I find the show to be way to tame (which I guess comes from Disney ownership), I was very much hoping for something more gritty like Netflix Daredevil or more recent Peacemaker.

Ep4 seems to fix a few early issues I have with the show, but I do wish Disney would take the kid gloves off for darker character like these.
 
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Apr 30, 2022
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My wife has flat out refused to watch anything mcu related ever. She doesn't like superheroes. However, she heard about the characters inner battle for MK and has Ethan Hawke and Oscar Isaacs in it so was intrigued. She actually likes this show so far. For me personally, I think it's very different from the rest of of the mcu but that's not necessarily bad. Oscar Isaacs is superb as both very different characters of Marc and Steven. I was bored by Loki after a few episodes, what if was interesting and different, I liked hawkeye but Wanda vision was weak and I had to try and watch it several times because it literally kept putting me to sleep . I just didn't care, eventually I watched it all and wished it hadn't bothered. I much prefer to see Paul Bettany as the Unabomber thanks. Basically, everyone has an opinion and mostly they are different but I think your in the minority with moonknight
 
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