Let me just tell you that I could have the biggest Marvel fans on the planet living in my house. Superheroes are kind of our thing. Any chance my kids get they love to check out comic book stores, see an action movie with their favorite characters, or just play all day with or as Marvel super heroes. We definitely have a few favorites–Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America. Back in February we started seeing commercials for Feld’s Marvel Universe Live! and knew it was something we would not want to miss when it came to our area.
You can imagine my children’s excitement when we received the invitation* to come and see Marvel Universe Live! on opening night in the New York/New Jersey area. They could not wait!
We were treated to a pre-show event of dinner and games with many photo ops. They had a fun time playing the games, especially when my kids got throw on some boxing gloves and knock out dummies strategically placed in their way.
Soon it was time to find our seats and wait for the show to begin. We had great seats to see all the action! We were surrounded with little super hero fans and the air was pulsing with excitement.
The show began and we were all enthralled. Talk about action packed entertainment! It was like watching an Avengers movie with tons of extra cameos to supercharge it. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Bruce Banner, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Thor and lots more were there. Incredible costumes and special effects had us feeling like we were seeing a movie being filmed in front of us, stunts and all. There was nothing cheesy about it, just pure action packed fun. My kids couldn’t get enough of it!
In addition to our favorite super heroes, there were plenty of super villains on hand to try to thwart them. The plot of the show was really great and there was a definite mission for them to accomplish, making it easy to follow the show. We loved seeing Iron Man go against Extremis and Spider-Man battle all of his well-known opponents like Doc Ock, Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and,of course, Green Goblin. Captain America even fought against Red Skull and Madame Hydra, all while riding dirt bikes and performing stunts. All the while, the ultimate foe, Loki, was waiting to defeat the team of good guys. It was so exciting!
Pyrotechnics, amazing special effects, detailed and stunning costumes, incredible stunts, this show had it all! This was the best “kids show” I have ever seen. If you have Marvel fans in your house, this is a must-see! Marvel Universe Live is playing at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey now through August 10th and tickets are still available. Wondering if it will also be coming to your neck of the woods? Check out the tour dates here.
*We were invited to come and see the show to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own.