In Marvel Universe Live!, there is a moment as Spider-Man is battling the Green Goblin and exclaims, “Spider-Man makes the perfect catch and the crowd goes wild!” And the audience did go wild – over and over again for their favorite superheroes. Kids sat on the edge of their seat around me, waiting to see what would happen next in this extremely popular show that filled most of the Amway Center and continues to other cities. Where else can you find more than 25 Marvel characters all in one place, or Iron Man teaming with Spider-Man to help defeat Loki?
I would be unable in my own words to explain the exact story of Marvel Universe Live!, I will say that I had no idea what a fractal was until “Frozen”, and it is a word used often in this show as well.
On the Marvel Universe Live! website, they explain the story like this: “The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe”.
While I never felt a serious threat for Earth, I was impressed by how Feld tightened up the show since we saw the dress rehearsal in Tampa earlier this year. Marvel Universe Live! is nearly nonstop action, with pyrotechnics; humor (sometimes cheesy); and a wide array of stunts that take place on the ground, in the air and on bikes. Spider-Man spends a lot of time in this upside-down position, which delighted the audience. Tender ears (like mine!) might want a light pair of ear plugs for the indoor pyro.
An example of the cheesy humor? “Lets go kick some Asgard!” And Iron Man calls Wolverine “Grumpy Claws”, with good reason due to his grouchy attitude. When Spider-Man tells Thor, “Time for a selfie”, Thor stole my heart with the line, “I detest selfies”. That is a super hero I can identify with!
Watch this video, as Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin.
The Hulk steals the show at the end, garnering the biggest cheers of the night. Here is a look at the final battle!
Characters in Marvel Universe Live! include Spider-Man, Loki, Thor, Black Widow, Wolverine, Captain America and so many more.
We brought a friend and his young son, the latter who is a huge fan of Spider-Man, and just loved Marvel Universe Live!. It was interesting to see the show through his eyes. I mostly “marveled” over the talent of the performers, who really bring their all to the production. He was deep into the story and enjoying his favorite characters on their quest. Marvel Universe Live! is a show that families can enjoy together. Look for it when it comes to your town!
Mousesteps was given 4 tickets to Marvel Universe Live! to review it. All opinions are ours.