Parents' Guide to

Moon Knight

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intense Marvel series has psychological suspense, violence.

TV Disney+ Action 2022
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age 12+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 12+

Chaotic, bizarre, but thrilling new TV show

Really good so far. Not your typical Marvel TV show. Less superhero comic and more psychological thriller/psychological realism. It is a strange mixture of action, comedy, and thriller. The Mummy meets The Bourne Identity meets 12 Monkeys. Also some Stranger Things vibes. The main character struggles with mental illness (dissociative identity disorder) and severe insomnia. There is violence but nothing more than what you would see in an average Marvel movie. As stated in the CSM expert review, a lot of it is implied rather than shown. A couple of swears (a**, sh*t, h*ll) but nothing major. May be too intense for younger children but older kids will enjoy it. Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke do a phenomenal job portraying these characters. This is a must-watch. Can't wait for the next episode.
age 12+


This is a really good show and unlike anything that we’ve seen before in the MCU. There’s a lot of mystery, suspense, and thriller. There’s also the confusion that both the audience and Steven feels. The locations and context of the scenes keep suddenly changing, which I know is intentional. There is so much going on, and it keeps you engaged. I have to admit, I think this show should’ve started off with a two-episode premiere. It might be one of the better Marvel Disney+ shows.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (97 ):

This Marvel TV miniseries follows in the footsteps of WandaVision with a more experimental approach, to its benefit. Moon Knight doesn't have blockbuster movie battle scenes, amazing visual effects, or incredible superhero gadgets and powers. Instead, the storylines rely on psychological tension and require the viewer to put together the puzzle pieces themselves. The villain, Hawke's Arthur Harrow, is quiet and understated, making him all the more creepy. Older teens who can handle suspense and violence and are into other Marvel characters will enjoy this series. Moon Knight doesn't require any Marvel fandom to be enjoyed, so teens generally into "prestige dramas" will probably enjoy the superb acting performances and mystery-like plot. Marvel nerds are sure to be talking about this one, but it seems likely that a broader audience will get sucked into the Moon Knight story world too.

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