Moon Knight is probably the best thing that happened to the MCU small screen universe. Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight was a masterstroke. Whoever cast him as Marc Spector should be lauded. Moon Knight has had an explosive run so far. Twists and turns as well as good production value have helped the show in ways it has not helped even other acclaimed MCU series. But that does not mean that the show does not have its fair share of naysayers.
A certain section of Marvel fans have revolted, claiming the ‘best Marvel show’ is basically a swing and a miss that not many would willingly admit. What do you think? Does Moon Knight deserve that much hatred. Here are a few reasons some loyal Marvel fans have come to hate MCU’s Moon Knight.
The TV-14 Rating Does Not Suit Moon Knight At All
Daddy Disney will never allow its streaming platform to feature R-rated content from the MCU. They had a real shot with Moon Knight. The guy is all about breaking bones, spilling blood, and taking names. Moon Knight should have been rated R and draw comparisons from shows like Netflix’s Punisher and Daredevil.
Instead the TV-14 Rating drastically dilutes the quality of the potential R-rated content. The fight scenes are where it hurts the most. It is clear as day that the fight scenes in moon Knight are very lackluster. The TV-14 rating for the show is to blame.
His Morals Are Different Than In Moon Knight Comic Books
Okay this one might be a genuine and legit concern for some fans. Ardent fans of the comic books know that Moon Knight is one hero that refuses to bound himself to rules. If he wants to go all out, he will go all out. For him, the life of criminals has no value and he will torture, maim, and kill them as he pleases because for him, that’s real justice.
The MCU Moon Knight has morals and ideals that make no sense. Oscar Isaac’s comic book counterpart will stoop so low people may mistake him for a supervillain at times. But the show gives Moon Knight a set of human principles the comic books have done away with.
Marc Spector’s Personal Plight Remains Unconvincing
You cannot relate to the show if you cannot relate to the protagonist. That was why WandaVision was such a success while Falcon & Winter Soldier fell flat. WandaVision showed us Wanda in her most vulnerable self. Falcon & Winter Soldier tried making Sam Wilson a larger than life figure.
Marc Spector has issues. There’s no denying that. But all of us have flaws too. It makes it easier to relate to a protagonist that is flawed. But the show has not fleshed out his plight in a proper fashion. Marc Spector is an example of a really good missed opportunity. Despite Oscar Isaac’s depth of acting chops, MCu’s latest show feels monochromatic.
Takes Forever To Explain The Stakes
Some MCU shows take their sweet time to explain what the world would lose if the bad guy wins. But the show is taking way too long to explain what is at stake. Even after the mid season episode we are not sure how Harrow intends to give the world a clean slate.
Ammit is coming but what is her plan? Fans claim the series is stretching the story because of a futile attempt to build unnecessary suspense.
No Active Connection To MCU
We commend Mohamed Diab for trying to create a show within the MCU that tries to be its own thing. But here’s the catch – this experiment would have been fine if it was done maybe 5 or 6 years ago. The MCU is more than a decade old now.
There are so many heroes that it would be a miracle for them to not come calling when the sh*t hits the fan in Egypt.