I really should tell you that I received the following Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack with bonus features to facilitate this family movie night from Click Communications and their client. As always, all of the photos, ideas, and opinions are entirely my own.
I try to make Wednesday nights fun nights around here. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because we made it half way through our busy week. Maybe to keep the babies pumped for the rest of the week. Or maybe because fun nights just mean I get to take a little time off and enjoy time with my family in the evening. So this week, fun night called for dinner and a movie. Bubby LOVES Super Heroes. In fact, I think he’s pretty much a super hero himself. Seriously, he’s always dressing up as one super hero or another.
So when I heard that Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United was available on DVD and Blu-ray on 12/3/14, I knew exactly which movie we’d be watching. And of course dinner had to fit the theme. Do I think that Hulk pizza looks just like the Hulk? Obviously not. It looks more like the Grinch but it was pretty hard to accomplish when Bubby won’t eat anything but cheese pizza. Do I think that’s the perfect Iron Man Mask pizza on the right? Pa-leeze, I’m not stupid. But the babies were thrilled with my creations. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to entertain them and make their food fun and fit the theme. Anyway, back to the point. I always have a point. I’m sure it’s my fault that sometimes you miss it.
The babies were excited for pizza and a movie and put on their best super hero faces. What? You can’t see the resemblance? I totally can. My little crazies are a lot like me I suppose.
Bubby cued the lights (literally, the kid told me to turn down the lights and get this show underway) and started the movie. And we were in for a real treat.
“Marvel makes cinematic history again with the most unexpected team-up in the universe! Joining forces for the first time ever, Hulk’s pulverizing brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech brainpower come together to face off against the ultimate enemy.
When ‘ZZzax’, a seemingly invincible, energy-devouring monster, threatens to destroy the planet, Marvel’s unlikeliest pairing of Avengers is mankind’s only hope. Alone, neither can defeat the awesome power of Zzzax. As a duo, they just might have a chance – if they can find a way to work together without smashing heads before time runs out!”
While the movie played, they sat and watched as we ate dinner and then we sat in the living room to finish watching to the end.
This movie is packed with action and the kids loved it, but I personally loved the lessons that they didn’t even realize they were soaking up. The importance of teamwork and good battling, and defeating, evil were strong throughout and these are the lessons I want my children to learn. Sometimes, most of the time, they listen to movies way better than they do to me.
If you’re looking for a movie that the whole family can enjoy, or just have a super hero lover on your holiday gift list this year, you should really pick up this Blu-ray and DVD Combo. It comes with digital copy so you can watch it anywhere, it’s loaded with lots of extra content, and you can get a free Iron Man MiniMate Figurine and digital comic with purchase. Plus you can try your hand at making super hero pizzas with your kids and that’s always fun. Believe me, you really need to do this one night.
Who are your kids’ favorite super heroes? Who are yours? What are your fabulous ideas for a family dinner and movie night? I’d love for you to share because I’m just not that creative and I need some ideas. If you’ve seen this movie, I’d love to know what you think. And if you haven’t…what are you waiting for?
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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