Travel Around the Marvel Universe with Marvel Universe Live Review

The Marvel Universe Live Review

Tampa, Florida

We went, we saw, and boy do we have one hell of a Marvel Universe Live review for you! Picture yourself in Tony Stark’s multi-million dollar penthouse in the Avengers’ Tower then get whisked away to the Himalayas, Hydra Island and Loki’s Fortress as an epic battle of good versus evil unravels before your eyes. Our very excited Little Fairytale Traveler, affectionately known as the “Little”, had this to say about the press opening of Marvel Universe Live,

A standing ovation filled the room after the action-packed Marvel Universe Live performance.

A standing ovation filled the room after the action-packed Marvel Universe Live performance.

It was epic! I got to meet Cyclops. He showed me some superhero skills before the show. There was fire, and bikes, and epic battles. Spider-Man jumped from really high and Captain America did a sweet thing with his bike. He drove over fire and made sparks fly out of his shield. There was sweet kicks and it was all epic, I loved it!

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Awesome stunts on motorbikes were just a fraction of the talent at the Marvel Universe Live event.

A standing ovation stood to prove that Marvel Universe Live killed it with its début press opening last night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Its official début opens July 10th to start the first date of an 85-city U.S. tour over the next two years. International dates TBA.

A performer on fire is part of the act.

A performer on fire is part of the act.

For tickets and tour dates for Marvel Universe Live click here

Kids, parents and Marvel Universe fans are going to be blown away with this performance. The stunts, costumes and digital projections came together to make this show unforgettable. With classic Marvel Comic art, action-packed gravity defying performances and even an appearance from the Incredible Hulk himself, this show proved to be a hit.

A flawless Iron Man costume. This was our favorite costume of all.

A flawless Iron Man costume. This was our favorite costume of all.

Interesting Facts

The shows projection space takes up the back panel at 100 ft across and 36 ft tall. The floor area used for projection mapping is 130 ft. 18 video projections are needed to rock your world Marvel Universe style.

The shows projection space takes up the back panel at 100 ft across and 36 ft tall. The floor area used for projection mapping is 130 ft. 18 video projections are needed to rock your world Marvel Universe style.

The show’s projection space is said to be the largest ever known to be built and takes more computer power to run than to power a space shuttle. The show is composed of 25 super heroes and villains with 40 performers ranging from 18-40 years of age.

Cool Things We Loved

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An unsurprisingly angry Wolverine trying to save his friend Cyclops.

From the moment the story line narration began, we knew we were in for a journey. The projection art was vivid and made you feel like you stepped into a comic book. The opening act featured Thor, my favorite Marvel superhero and Nordic classic. Loki of course was evil as ever as the opening battle between good versus evil unveiled. The costumes were dead on. Iron Man blew me away. There was not a stitch out-of-place, this really was Marvel Universe ‘live’! Every fight scene was perfectly choreographed, every stunt flawlessly timed.

Loki, storm and the Incredible Hulk with flawless costume design.

Loki, storm and the Incredible Hulk with flawless costume design.

Marvel Universe Live Heroes

Iron Man

Spider-Man

Captain America

Bruce Banner

Hawkeye

Wolverine

Black Widow

Falcon

Captain Marvel

Thor

Check out the Hero Assembly.

Check out the Hero Assembly.

Marvel Universe Live Villains

Loki

Black Cat

Green Goblin

Rhino

Lizard

Electro

Doc Ock

Red Skull

Madam Hydra

Hydra Agents

Extremes Agents

Chitauri Warriors

Green Goblin plotting his attack on Spider-Man.

Green Goblin plotting his attack on Spider-Man.

Special Appearance

Hulk

A stunning Incredible Hulk took 1500 plus hours to build with 4 Hulk prototypes. Hulk requires 2 car batteries just to get going. Sounds like my normal morning.

A stunning Incredible Hulk took 1500 plus hours to build with 4 Hulk prototypes. Hulk requires 2 car batteries just to get going. Sounds like my normal morning.

Falcon getting ready to soar from the ceiling along a 375 ft fly track for custom-built truss and carts.

Falcon getting ready to soar from the ceiling along a 375 ft fly track for custom-built truss and carts.

One of the many choreographed fight scenes flawlessly performed.

One of the many choreographed fight scenes flawlessly performed.

This Marvel Universe Live review was not a paid endorsement. We were given press access to the event however, this in no way shaped our review of the show. This Marvel Universe Live review is brought to you by the Fairytale Traveler and the Little Fairytale Traveler. We are nerds.

Almost Perfect We review events based on entertainment, value, logistics, and merchandise. Marvel Universe Live was a killer show held in the Tampa Bay Times Forum which has easy access right in Downtown Tampa. Tickets were reasonably priced for the entertainment, but we felt that the merchandise (especially for the souvenir toys that break easily or are part of a food item) were way overpriced. However, the selection of merchandise was great.
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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

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  3. Thanks for the review. I was wondering the show would be good or not.

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  4. Thanks for the info! Were there any bad seats that had limited views of stage or action on the main floor?

    tony / Reply
    • No not at all. I was in the Tampa Bay Times Forum though, so I can’t exactly speak for other venues. You should always check out the venue seating chart online. The stage is set up with a “U” shaped audience, I found a great angle to be in the curve of the “U”. Our press area was on the curve because they said the best shots were from there. Elevated one above the ground floor. When I sat with my family after shooting from the press area, it was on the other side of the curve just a little below and it was also fine. The action is all over.

      • Thanks Christa. I will be attending the show with Family and Friends on August 1st at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. I had already purchased 6 tickets in the section closest to the stage and started second guessing my selection. I know all venues are different, but I was nervous those seats would have a clipped view of the stage and screen behind it.

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  9. Considering this for my 12 year old in Spring of 2016 here in Florida. Would you make a suggestion on seat choice? If I choose side of stage I may get closer to action but wonder if it is best to sit perpendicular to performance area to see screen etc. from that end.

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    • Honestly, from where we were in the press booth, all the seats looked great. It’s an awesome arena. I’d say anywhere in the middle height rows would be perfect. Such an awesome show!

  10. what is the best level for seat? 100 or 300???
    I need help

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