Where does Moon Knight Episode Five land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another week of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Hitting the Banana Meter today is
Moon Knight Episode Five

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the episode:

Debopriyaa Dutta

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Episode 5 of Moon Knight is heartwrenching, as it navigates Marc and Steven’s past, bringing childhood abuse, trauma, and emotional baggage to the surface. Oscar Isaac belts out an incredibly nuanced performance, perfectly able to capture the psychological motivations of his characters. An emotionally-heavy, impactful, beautiful episode — the best in the series so far.

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Jonathan Widdup

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Episode five of Moon Knight did exactly what it needed to do, the mental deep dive into Steven and Mark was some of the rawest rich stuff in the whole MCU. The finale of the show has A LOT to live up to, but I think we will get a proper payoff.  I just love the psychological deep dive that this episode provided. It really sets the stage quite well! The show is doing a really good job of making me believe that I am seeing two Oscar Isaacs on screen. To be completely honest, this might be the best performance in the whole MCU

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

Far and away the best episode of this series, Asylum delivers the most devastatingly deep and daring story-telling in the entirety of the MCU. Oscar Isaac is an acting giant, unleashing one of the rawest and most riveting performances Marvel has yet to see. Truly stunning work all around.

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Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Aside from one iffy action sequence, episode 5 of Moon Knight absolutely rocks. Oscar Isaac continues to prove he was the right person to play the MCU’s most tortured hero yet; one born out of pain and angst.

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Ryan Cam

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

The best episode of the series. It’s not even close.

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Matthieu Côté

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Ep. 5 takes an emotional route through the underworld to unveil some secrets. Like the rest of the show, it’s a bumpy ride & it doesn’t fully connect with me, but Moon Knight remains entertaining with a powerful score & a dominating performance from Oscar Isaac.

Rayyan Akbar

Banana Meter Rating: 96%

This episode is amazing but extremely heartbreaking at the same time. It takes some time to start kicking but when it starts it doesn’t stop. It deals with some very dark and adult themes, the likes of which Marvel has never featured beforehand which provides for an emotional journey and leaves the series on another cliffhanger, leaving only a few hints along the way on how the series may end.

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

The best episode by a clear mile, “Asylum” breaks down Marc Spector and Steven Grant perfectly, leading to an emotionally gut-wrenching 45 minutes and featuring a fantastic Oscar Isaac performance.

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What is the Banana Meter Rating for Moon Knight Ep5 ‘The Asylum?’ 90%

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