Moon Knight, the highly anticipated new Marvel Disney+ series starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars IX: The Rise Of Skywalker), has received an 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the website that averages reviews for TV shows and movies. This score was calculated as of 2:00 PM ET with 80 critics reviews accounted for and is subject to change.
The show’s score increased by 10% compared to yesterday. Right before episode one was released on Disney+ at midnight PT/3 AM ET, the show had a score of 73%, according to ComicBook.com. Currently, the critics’ consensus on the Rotten Tomatoes website reads: “Its entertainment value may wax and wane a bit, but Moon Knight ultimately settles into a mostly enjoyable – and refreshingly weird – spot in the MCU firmament.”
However, the current audience score on the site is 92% with 377 user ratings tallied. By these metrics, fans are enjoying Moon Knight more than critics, but critics are still finding the show mostly interesting and enjoyable as well.
Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a gift shop employee who has to constantly deal with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven later discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies come after them, they must find ways to control their two identities while figuring out a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Grant Curtis (Spider-Man), one of the show’s executive producers, discussed this premise recently with USA Today.
“It’s a story about identity and finding one’s true self,” Curtis said. “The journey that Marc Spector is on during our whole show is: Who am I? And how do I reconcile portions of my past, present and potential future that I don’t necessarily agree with? Coming to terms with our baggage and learning to live with ourselves is what we all deal with on a day-to-day basis.”
Moon Knight also stars Ethan Hawke (Training Day) as Arthur Harrow and May Calamawy (Ramy) as Layla El-Faouly. Isaac and Curtis are executive producers along with Louis D’Esposito (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Mohamed Diab (Clash), Victoria Alonso (Avengers: Endgame), and Kevin Feige (Black Panther). Diab, Justin Benson (The Endless), and Aaron Moorhead (Spring) direct the six-episode first season.