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MOON KNIGHT: Episodes 101-104

What You Need To Know:

MOON KNIGHT is a Marvel series on Disney Plus. MOVIEGUIDE® got a chance to review the first four episodes. Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee at a natural history museum in London, is plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Every morning, he wakes up in a strange location, even though he shackles himself to his bed before going to sleep. Steven discovers he shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly conflict among the powerful gods of Ancient Egypt.

The first three episodes of MOON KNIGHT follow this basic plot outline. They contain lots of action. However, the fourth episode throws some curveballs at viewers. MOON KNIGHT depicts a pagan world of false gods. As God commands in Exodus 20:3, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Ultimately, MOON KNIGHT lacks a compelling moral thread and redemptive spirit because it tells a story centered on false pagan gods. As a result, MOON KNIGHT has a faulty, irrational and abhorrent moral, spiritual, philosophical, ontological, theological, and psychological foundation.

The MOON KNIGHT comics are often said to be Marvel’s version of Batman, but this series comes nowhere close to that comparison.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong pagan worldview with very strong false religion and some occultism tells a fantasy story about two men who share the same body and get involved in a deadly conflict among the powerful gods of Ancient Egypt, though there is some light moral and redemptive elements, including a Bob Dylan song speaks of the One True God in one scene, but the only character in that scene is an evil cult leader who follows a destructive, morally warped Egyptian god

Foul Language:
Multiple obscenities and light profanities in each of the four episodes, Seven (mostly “h” words) and 16 in Episode 101, Five and 10 in Episode 102, Seven (including several “s” words) and Three in Episode 103, and One and Five in Episode 104

Violence:
Strong, sometimes intense, violence, especially in the first three of the four episodes, such as man is confronted by some guards but he blacks out and when he wakes up their dead bloodied bodies are lying around him (it’s implied that his other personality took over and killed the guards), some gun battles, some fighting, character fights a jackal monster twice, people wounded and killed, explosions, etc.

Sex:
No sex scenes in first four episodes, though one main character seems to find another main character’s wife attractive and they kiss in one scene

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Brief alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs, except for Episode 104 where a character in a mental hospital is sedated and the hospital patients get drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Villain lies to Egyptian gods at a trial of another god and successfully frames the other god, who falls into the villain’s trap.

More Detail:

MOVIEGUIDE® got a chance to review the first four episode of Marvel’s MOON KNIGHT series on Disney+. The first four episodes show a lowly sales clerk at a London museum who shares a body with a mercenary serving an Ancient Egyptian god trying to stop the cult of an Egyptian goddess from waking the goddess to wreak chaos on the Earth. The first three episodes of MOON KNIGHT follow this basic plot outline and contain lots of action, but the fourth episode throws viewers some strange curveballs, and the whole series lacks a compelling moral thread because it tells a story centered on a bunch of false pagan gods with a faulty, irrational moral, spiritual, philosophical, ontological, theological, and psychological foundation.

Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee at a natural history museum in London, is plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Every morning, he wakes up in a strange location, even though he shackles himself to his bed before going to sleep. Steven discovers he shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly conflict among the powerful gods of Ancient Egypt.

One of the gods, a goddess named Mehmet, has a cult follower who leads a group of fanatics. He wants to wake up the goddess from a sleep punishment so she can mete out deadly punishment to all “sinners” on Earth. Marc has pledged fealty to the Egyptian god Khonshu who’s trying to stop her. Khonshu has given Marc the use of a suit imbued with Khonshu’s divine powers to fight off various bad guys and right alleged wrongs.

The first three episodes of MOON KNIGHT follow this basic plot outline and contain lots of action. However, the fourth episode throws some curveballs at viewers. Also, though the kind of judgment that the goddess and her servants want to mete out sound terrible and unjust, Khonshu is an erratic being with moral flaws of his own. Thus, watching the final two episodes of Season One, not to mention the first four, don’t seem worth it. MOON KNIGHT depicts a pagan world of false gods. As God commands in Exodus 20:3, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Marvel Comics has some good, morally uplifting and even redemptive stories among all its myriads of comic books. However, as Disney plumbs the depths of Marvel’s output, especially considering the current woke leftist tyranny that’s taken control of Marvel, it will run into more and more unacceptable, abhorrent ideas and content like MOON KNIGHT. Ultimately, MOON KNIGHT lacks a compelling moral thread because it tells a story centered on a bunch of false pagan gods with a faulty, irrational and abhorrent moral, spiritual, philosophical, ontological, theological, and psychological foundation.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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