Marvel Universe Live – Age of Heroes: Review

Wow! If you want a great outing for your super hero fans, Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes is it. I had no idea what to expect going in, but I knew I had two little boys with me who love super heroes. I’m a little more spotty in super knowledge and, apparently, I lean more toward DC Comics with the little knowledge I have. Were I to do it again, I would have studied a bit for this date, but it didn’t really matter. I caught on quick enough and the story was entertaining without background knowledge.

Marvel Universe Live!
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes.

Spider-Man, The Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy and join forces in this fun show to stop all our favorite villains – Nebula, Loki and the Green Goblin. The actors use acrobatics to tell the story to a booming soundtrack that kept us on the edge of our seats (literally) through the whole show. The choreography was amazing. During one fight scene between Black Widow and Nebula, I thought for sure someone would catch their hair on fire, but these professionals knew what they were doing.

Our favorite parts, though, were the motor cycle scenes. They were just so much fun to watch.

Some things that made the Marvel Universe awesome:

  • The audience was filled with little boys and girls who weren’t expected to sit quiet and still. Many kids had glow sticks and swords. Everybody cheered. My high energy boys fit right in.
  • There was no chance for boredom.
  • Not all the super heroes or villains were boys. There are some pretty tough girls.
  • Did I mention the motorcycles?
  • Tickets are comparably cheap, starting at $17.50

Some things to consider when you attend Marvel Universe Live:

  • It is suddenly really cold out. Park nearby. Seriously. I wish I had. My phone died from the cold walking to the show and didn’t warm back up until than halfway through.
  • The Xcel Energy Center is big and bustling and most of the kids are overstimulated. Be ready for this. I would normally not worry about losing sight of a 6 & 8 year old, but I was afraid they would never find their way back to me. You may want to show them what the Xcel staff are wearing and tell them they can go to one of them if they get lost.
  • There are strobe lights, flashes and loud noises throughout this show. I saw plenty of small children, and even babies, enjoying the show, but you know your kids.
  • There is a lot of really cool stuff for sale.

At the end of this show, I now know most of my Marvel characters and am kind of excited to check out more of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It will be fun to have something to share with my boys. To me, that’s a win.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes Show Times:

Thursday, December 7 – 7 p.m.
• Friday, December 8 – 7 p.m.
• Saturday, December 9 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
• Sunday, December 10 – 1 p.m., 5 p.m.


Family Fun Twin Cities received free tickets to facilitate this review and was compensated for a previous article offering discounts to this show.

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