Moon Knight: Not Quite Weird, Not Quite Experimental

Disney Marvel Moon Knight review on Christian Movie Podcast Cinematic Doctrine
Moon Knight – Not Quite Weird, Not Quite Experimental

Melvin and Dan dive into that new Marvel thing featuring Oscar Isaac and Oscar Isaac and also Oscar Isaac. Wow!

Topics:

  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 30-minutes talking about Netflix stock, loss of subscribers, and reasons behind Netflix’s currently poor situation. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • For Daniel, the current baseline of Marvel content is that it’s not that great, but it’s also not necessarily bad, either.
  • Discussing a bit of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s previous science-fiction work, and their “kitchen sink” approach to filmmaking.
  • Daniel, “If this wasn’t in the MCU, like, would they be allowed to be more violent? Would they be allowed to be weirder and more experimental?”
  • Most members involved in Moon Knight have previously shared a disinterest the MCU, but something about the Moon Knight project grabbed their attention.
  • Oscar Isaac’s performance as two different characters functions so incredibly well that it never distracts you away from the drama.
  • Discussing the various spoilers of the show, and how a lot of what makes the show cool is used later in the show.
  • These various Marvel Limited Series’ come across like Phase Two in-that they feel very committee, even if they are far better than most of the Phase Two films.
  • Melvin and Dan discuss themes of atonement and justice throughout both Moon Knight, but Scripture as well.

Recommendations:

Moon Knight is Rated TV-14. It features Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, and F. Muray Abraham. Directed by Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead. Moon Knight is available on Disney Plus.


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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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