Two superhero clad, hugely hyperactive boys, a ten year old girl with no interest in superheroes and a moody teen with no interest in anything apart from his XBox was quite a combination to take to watch Marvel Universe Live at the O2 the other day.
My youngest two live and breath anything superhero related and have high hopes of becoming ‘the real’ Hulk and Iron Man when they grow up; so I knew the prospect of seeing their favourite characters come to life on stage was going to be the perfect treat for them but I knew the other two were going to be a little harder to please.
We arrived to a sea of mini super Heros eagar for the action to start and when it did it really went with a bang!
From the minute the lights hit the stage huge projections filled the back screens and explosions began to excite the crowd.
One by one the familiar characters of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Capitan America and some not so to me such as Loki and Red Skull took to the stage leaving a packed crowd of tiny faces and some bigger fans in complete awe.
The story of the battle over the cosmic cube which holds super power in the Marvel Universe has been shattered into pieces by the powerful Thor to prevent it from being found and used by any evil villains.
In a bid to gain back the precious pieces the powerful Marvel heroes club together facing a whole host of problems on their way.
It was hard to know where to look at points with perfectly executed fight scenes taking place alongside death defying motorcycle stunts, pyrotechnic displays and superheroes scaling walls and flying through the air there was never a dull moment.
It was action packed from beginning to end and all four of mine sat in silence through the entire show just waiting for the next bit of action.
My youngest two who have horrendously short attention spans didn’t move a muscle, number three said it was the most exciting show she had ever seen and my massively critical teen said it was fabulous and couldn’t believe how real it came across.
Marvel Universe set our imaginations on fire and sparked off that love of superheroes in is all.
*we were invited along to watch this show for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.