If you have a child who loves action heroes, or if you love action heroes, especially the marvelous Marvel superheroes, you don’t want to miss Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes.
The heroes of the Marvel Universe will be performing live at Scope Arena in Norfolk from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15.
There are over 25 Marvel heroes, including Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Wasp and the Hulk. The Marvel heroes are on an “epic quest” to “defend the universe against evil.” Loki, Nebula, Green Goblin, Black Cat and all the legendary Marvel bad guys (and girls) are determined to destroy the world. The lines are clearly drawn. Good always triumphs over evil in the Marvel Universe. We all know how it’s going to end, but getting there is so much fun.
There is nothing subtle about it. There are no shades of grey. There is a plot, something to do with an ancient artifact, a glowing wand. The evil guys want it. The good guys fight for it. It really doesn’t matter. The action is everything.
Six-year-old Joe was thrilled with the whole adventure. He knew immediately who were the forces for good and who he needed to boo. He did not sit still for the entire show. His little behind just about levitated off his seat.
Black Panther got the biggest cheer of the night, but there were so many good guys, and a few good girls. The entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew were fighting and cracking wise. I’m not sure why the phrase “I am Groot” coming from a really tall skinny branch is so funny, but everyone loved him. The Guardians were joined by the Avengers. Spiderman swings from the ceiling of the Scope. Captain America, the Wasp, Ironman, and Black Widow all fight to protect the Universe. The Incredible Hulk is incredible. Spoiler alert – the giant green guy saves all the heroes and the universe too.
My favorite line of the night was “Iron Fist, you must balance your chi.” I’m not sure who said it, but it proves that even super heroes need to balance their yin with their yang.
Joe loved the special effects. There was smoke, fire, lasers, fireworks, lava, and more explosions than you could count. His favorite part was a giant dragon on a big screen that blew real fire out of his nose. We spent the intermission trying to figure out how that was engineered. We spent the car ride home discussing the flying stunts and how those people got up and down from the very tall rafters of the Scope Arena. I think we have a future engineer.
In the end, Joe declared it, “The best show I have ever seen. There was so much fire.” He asked if we could go back the next night.
Watching the Marvel heroes on the screen is one thing, seeing them right in front of your eyes in on a whole different level.
There are plenty of seats left for tonight, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to here.
Note – Dressing up as your favorite super hero is optional, but it makes the show that much more fun.