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‘Moon Knight’ – ‘The Tomb’ – Review

‘Moon Knight’ – ‘The Tomb’ – Review


Confrontation is at the head of the line in Episode Four of Moon Knight, ‘The Tomb’ and things move at pace as Steven Grant and Layla El-Faouly rush to unearth Ammit’s tomb in an attempt to combat the evil within.

Stripped of his powers following the imprisonment of Khonshu by the greater gods of Egypt, Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) is now back in control and refusing to let Marc Spector out! Together with Spector’s intrepid and adventurous wife Layla (May Calamawy), the two of them descend into the foreboding presence of Ammit’s tomb and the mysteries and dangers that lie within it. What results is an energetic, thrilling and scary confrontation with a dark evil that leads to one hell of a sudden plot twist. And this ending will have you in complete and utter shock.

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead return to the director’s chair once more for Episode Four of Moon Knight, ‘The Tomb’ and the two of them raise the stakes to 11. And things get freaky quickly. As Oscar Isaac’s Steven Grant and May Calamawy Layla El-Faouly descend into the shadows of Ammit’s tomb things take a twist for the horrific and we’re in brand new territory in the MCU with this new twist. While there have been undertones of the horror genre within the MCU, this is the first time that we’ve seen them come up and a good helping of gore and Egyptian scares come to life as Grant and Layla have to contend with reanimated Egyptian mummies and the threat of living mummification! The scares come fast and things get crazy, and audiences will appreciate the thrills.

Twists, turns and hidden truths all come to light in ‘The Tomb’ and there are many unexpected moments that will have you giving this episode a second take. Of interest is how Benson and Moorhead bring real Egyptian history to the series and the source of Ammit’s resting place, and her final avatar, the famed conqueror Alexander the Great, who has been guarding her terrible powers for more than 2,000 years is sure to make audiences go ‘WOW’, and is a very clever narrative moment on behalf of Moon Knight’s storytellers. ‘The Tomb’ is also important because of a certain meeting of the minds between May Calamawy’s Layla and Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow, where he divulges a devastating secret that has terrible consequences for Isaac’s Marc Spector. And this revelation opens up the dark past that is a part of Spector’s action as a mercenary.

Both the action, horror and drama of ‘The Tomb’ all come together in this episode, but it’s the episode’s explosive final moments that make you sit up and take notice. Never before has a series in the MCU been this clever or shocking, and just like the ending of Avengers: Endgame, audiences will be holding their breath and thinking ‘what the hell just happened here!’ While the less that is said about these shocking final moments the better, this twist changes everything we ever knew about Moon Knight and it’s anyone’s guess as to where the series will go now. The crazy is here and it’s fully insane in its presentation.

The surprises just keep on coming in Moon Knight and just when you thought this series couldn’t get any stranger or daring its filmmakers throw one hell of a twist at the audience and the result will have you wide-eyed and daring to know what happens next. And what comes next you ask? Well, we’ll have to wait and see. But damn is it about to get exciting from this moment going forward.

Moon Knight streams every Wednesday on Disney+

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