1 hr 58 min

#56 - Disney+’s Moon Knight | Helmed by Jeremy Slater and Mohamed Diab (with Guy Bradford‪)‬ 2 Cents Critic

    • Books

Tune in as comedian Guy Bradford returns to the show for a conversation about Moon Knight, the six-episode Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ran on Disney+ from March 30th to May 4th. As part of Phase 4 of the MCU, it adopts quite the dark, almost psychological thriller-esque mood in comparison to the rest of the franchise. Considering its mild-mannered museum gift shop employee lead Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) becomes increasingly uncertain as to the boundary between his reality and his imagination, then gets caught up in his dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the vengeful zeal of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, the tonal shift makes complete sense. On top of breaking down the show, the hosts also chat about The Umbrella Academy, the horror trope of motion-sensing lights, and the MCU’s usage of comedy.


Helmed by creator-head writer Jeremy Slater and director Mohamed Diab, Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, and Saba Mubarak.


Spoilers start at 15:00

Note: Arthur repeatedly calls the Duat, the Egyptian afterlife, “the Dust” in this episode. Sorry for the mix-up!

Disney+’s Moon Knight blog review: https://2centscritic.com/2022/05/08/my-2-cents-on-disneys-moon-knight/


Good Word:

• Guy: Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?

• Arthur: donating to abortion rights organizations and educating yourself on how important it is to fight for access to abortion

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org

National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org

ACLU: https://action.aclu.org/give/now

Indigenous Women Rising: https://www.iwrising.org

Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project: https://wrrap.org

Access Reproductive Care Southeast: https://arc-southeast.org

Midwest Access Coalition: https://midwestaccesscoalition.org


Reach out at email2centscritic@yahoo.com if you want to recommend things to watch and read, share anecdotes, or just say hello!

Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes or any of your preferred podcasting platforms!

Follow Arthur on Twitter, Goodpods, StoryGraph, and Letterboxd: @arthur_ant18

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram: @two_centscritic

Follow Arthur on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/144101970-arthur-howell


---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arthur746/message

Tune in as comedian Guy Bradford returns to the show for a conversation about Moon Knight, the six-episode Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ran on Disney+ from March 30th to May 4th. As part of Phase 4 of the MCU, it adopts quite the dark, almost psychological thriller-esque mood in comparison to the rest of the franchise. Considering its mild-mannered museum gift shop employee lead Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) becomes increasingly uncertain as to the boundary between his reality and his imagination, then gets caught up in his dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the vengeful zeal of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, the tonal shift makes complete sense. On top of breaking down the show, the hosts also chat about The Umbrella Academy, the horror trope of motion-sensing lights, and the MCU’s usage of comedy.


Helmed by creator-head writer Jeremy Slater and director Mohamed Diab, Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, and Saba Mubarak.


Spoilers start at 15:00

Note: Arthur repeatedly calls the Duat, the Egyptian afterlife, “the Dust” in this episode. Sorry for the mix-up!

Disney+’s Moon Knight blog review: https://2centscritic.com/2022/05/08/my-2-cents-on-disneys-moon-knight/


Good Word:

• Guy: Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?

• Arthur: donating to abortion rights organizations and educating yourself on how important it is to fight for access to abortion

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org

National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org

ACLU: https://action.aclu.org/give/now

Indigenous Women Rising: https://www.iwrising.org

Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project: https://wrrap.org

Access Reproductive Care Southeast: https://arc-southeast.org

Midwest Access Coalition: https://midwestaccesscoalition.org


Reach out at email2centscritic@yahoo.com if you want to recommend things to watch and read, share anecdotes, or just say hello!

Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes or any of your preferred podcasting platforms!

Follow Arthur on Twitter, Goodpods, StoryGraph, and Letterboxd: @arthur_ant18

Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram: @two_centscritic

Follow Arthur on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/144101970-arthur-howell


---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arthur746/message

1 hr 58 min