The new marvel TV series Moon Knight is in my opinion addictive viewing, the central character is somewhat different from most of the characters that frequent the Marvel line up. The series too is a little different, as it deals with several issues.
It is a series that follows Steven Grant, a mild- rather mild tempered and at times jittery gift-shop employee in a London Museum, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life.
Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven and Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
When I watched the first episode, I was impressed but at the same time was not certain whether I would like it as in religiously following the series, I hold my hands up and say that I cannot wait now for Wednesday nights in the UK when new episodes are screened on Disney Plus.
The central roles are well Portrayed with convincing performances from Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and May Calamawy. It’s a slick and fast-moving series and has already established itself as a favourite with Marvel devotees.
The musical score is also an impressive component within the series containing mystical and powerful compositions, that are full on action led pieces for most of the time, but also have to them rich and enticing thematic properties, as well as dark and apprehensive passages.
The incredible musical score is the work of Egyptian born composer Hesham Nazih, who has created a soundtrack that is filled with captivating melodies and thundering and fast propelled cues that underline, support, and punctuate the proceedings throughout.
The composers use of rasping brass, pounding percussion, and driving strings are combined with a scattering of electronic elements and then fused with ethnic sounding instrumentation and imposing choral performances to yield a stunning, compulsive, and interesting listen.
This is a series that deserves to be given a big screen outing and a composer who I hope will be working on many more TV series and movies in the not-too-distant future. This is a score that will I know become a favourite with many and is a wonderfully commanding work. Moon Knight has risen… Highly recommended.