Marvel Studios: 10 Years of Heroes @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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Bakchormeeboy recently reviewed Hanuman and now we’ve got the scoop on some more caped crusaders. It’s been 10 years since Marvel Studio released the first Iron Man movie, the opening salvo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And to commemorate this milestone, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in partnership with the Walt Disney Company have been holding a first of its kind exhibit titled Marvel Studios: 10 Years of Heroes in the ArtScience Museum. The exhibit, which is held in MBS’ ArtScience Museum, opened in June 9 and will run until Sept 30.
ArtScience Museum executive director Honor Harger mentions in a press release that they are using “innovative technology, bold theatrical sets and unique artifacts” for the exhibit. The gallery employs the latest audio/video technology to transport visitors to the MCU worlds.
All the rooms and life-sized models look like they’ve come right out of the films. There are also interactive computer screens which respond to a visitor’s movements. Plus, there are surround sound setups and high tech lighting to simulate popular movie scenes.
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The gallery starts off with Iron Man. Business Insider took a tour of the room lined with the suits that Tony Stark wore in the films. Then you’ll head to the area dedicated to Captain America, which showcases all the different versions of his iconic shield.
Next is Thor, and its highlight is the character’s famous hammer, Mjolnir. Lightning and thunder crackle and rumble the closer you get to the hammer. It’s a perfect interpretation of the deity’s power, who is one of the mightiest Marvel characters of all-time. You’ll also see life-size models of Thor and Hulk in combat, which was based on a scene from Thor: Ragnarok.
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After entering the Guardians of the Galaxy room, you can dance with Baby Groot via an interactive screen. There’s a life-size statue of Groot’s buddy Rocket Raccoon as well. As for Doctor Strange’s room, you can imitate the effect of Strange’s light portal that provides safe passenger to other parts of the world. After that is Wakanda, home of Black Panther where you can take a close look at Shuri’s science lab.
Another key attraction part of the exhibit is the Ant-Man and the Wasp section, which serves as the diminutive hero’s microscopic base. You can play with his ant buddies while surrounded by giant-sized objects. The tour’s finale is the Avengers: Infinity War section. There’s a statue of Thanos and you can have fun manipulating the Infinity Gauntlet.
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It’s amazing to think how much these characters have evolved from their humble comic book beginnings. Marvel superheroes have become so popular that they’ve permeated virtually every known industry today. For instance, the OnePlus 6 Avengers edition smartphone is customized with an Avengers logo on the back of the phone. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has been branded with 10 different designs each featuring a different MCU character. As for fashion, Vans launched an apparel and shoe line devoted to Marvel. The characters have become ubiquitous in pop culture, and they’ve inspired other media to revise their own characters as well. Zeus God of Thunder is from WMS’ series of slots on FoxyGames that features the famous Greek God in a look similar to Thor in the MCU. And in the Philippines, a local television network even created a superhero named Victor Magtanggol who also wields a hammer and is based on Norse Mythology. All of this is just a small chunk of the global impact of these heroes. In truth, MCU’s massive fan base is precisely the reason why ArtScience Museum’s Marvel gallery was created.
With all of these fascinating superhero memorabilia in one place, it goes without saying that Marvel Studios: 10 Years of Heroes @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore is a must-see for comic book and movie fans. Make sure to drop by before the exhibit closes in September 30! A single-entry ticket costs S$19 for an adult, and it is open from 10 am to 7 pm.
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