Hit Monkey Review

Marvel's Hit Monkey -- "Bright Lights, Big City" - Episode 102 -- Monkey and Bryce arrive in Tokyo seeking revenge. But will the differences in their style doom the mission before it even begins? (Courtesy of Marvel)

Hit-Monkey Might Just be the Most Unique Marvel Show Yet

Where else but in comics can you have a Japanese snow monkey turned assassin lead by a ghost taking down the Yakuza underworld? The premise sounds so bizarre, so weird, and perfect for the comic world – but how does it play out on the screen? Yes, Hulu is bringing Marvel’s Hit-Monkey to their platform with a first season of ten episodes next week.

The story idea is perfect for comic books, and definitely would be one to pull off in live-action movies. But in the cartoon world – it just works. I mean, Marvel is the same one that brought us Howard the Duck and other… odd, stories along the way. But Hit-Monkey just has the right balance of weird and ludacrous to make it work.

Hit Monkey Review
Marvel’s Hit-Monkey — “Legend of the Drunken Monkey” – Episode 103 — Monkey and Bryce investigate the evil General Kato. The trail leads to an underground casino, where Monkey embraces the vices of the human world while struggling to continue his mission. (Courtesy of Marvel)

Not that it should need to be said, but anything dealing with an assassin fighting the Yakuza really isn’t made for younger viewers. And even in the first episode, there are plenty of death and gunfights. But the show is entertaining and just weird enough to hook audiences. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch a monkey lead by the ghost of an assassin take down crown bosses and clean up the streets? Plus the ghost is voiced by Jason Sudeikis, and other notable cast are Olivia Munn and George Takei.

Hit Monkey Review
Marvel’s Hit-Monkey — “Legend of the Drunken Monkey” – Episode 103 — Monkey and Bryce investigate the evil General Kato. The trail leads to an underground casino, where Monkey embraces the vices of the human world while struggling to continue his mission. (Courtesy of Marvel)

We all love the Marvel movies and shows that have been coming out on both Disney+ and Hulu. But they usually shine the most when they’re the lesser-known characters. Hit-Monkey is obviously not as mainstream as Iron Man or even Thor, but these stories are great for entertainment and you’ll probably end up watching the whole series in a day or two. Hit-Monkey’s first series premieres on November 17th, 2021 on Hulu.

Overall Rating:

Four and a half Star Review

About Marvel’s Hit Monkey

Hit Monkey Review

After a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin and together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld.

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