I was lucky to get a chance to take my 8 year old son and his friend to see Marvel Universe LIVE! Thursday night. If there’s anything more fun than seeing an action-packed stunt show with your all your favorite characters, it’s watching kids, watch an action-packed stunt show with all their favorite characters.
The story itself is the stuff of comic books: teams of heroes go on a quest to retrieve pieces of a shattered cosmic cube, fighting villains and making wise cracks along the way.
What’s good? For starters, the action sequences are, for the most part, very well done; a mix of wire work, pyrotechnics, professional wrestling moves and stunt bikes keep the pace going at a good clip. There are some filler scenes of story during set changes, but those were kept to a minimum.The costumes were also top notch; padded muscles and spandex for days.
The voice cast was an added bonus; there’s a good chance your child will recognize their favorite heroes if they watch any of the Marvel-branded cartoons. The dialogue was on the simple, slightly cheesy side, and the physical acting would be familiar to anyone who’s seen an episode of the Power Rangers, but it’s all in good fun.
Some favorite moments included Spiderman swinging from his webbing high above the action. A dirt bike show-down between the Red Skull and Captain America and of course the crowed went wild after the spectacular fight scenes, the last of which involved a full-sized Incredible Hulk! Appealing a little bit more to the Marvel Cartoon viewer than fans of the Marvel movie franchise, Marvel Universe LIVE! A blast for the kids and entertaining for adults, this was a night that delivered on all the pow-bang-zoom it promised.
Marvel Universe LIVE! Runs for seven performances at the Richmond Coliseum October 30 to November 2, 2014 before moving on to Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.
Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are available at the Ford Box Office at the Richmond Coliseum, online at Ticketmaster. com, area Ticketmaster outlets or Charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Marvel Universe LIVE! website
In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion on Richmondmom, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE! All opinions are my own.