EVERYONE’S HERO (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Everyone’s Hero lacks the necessary spunk to be called a good animated children’s film. The storyline is simple: Babe Ruth’s special bat, Darlin’, is stolen, retrieved, and returned; but there just isn’t enough story here to fill 87 minutes of film time. It’s a good concept—talking baseball and bat interfacing with young boy—and there are some comedic, slapstick-type dialogue moments between Rob Reiner and Whoopi Goldberg that aren’t bad, but that’s about it.

Storyline

Young Yankee Irving (voice of Jake T. Austin) can’t play baseball, but he is loyal to his family and will go the extra mile to save his father’s reputation when his father is accused of stealing Babe Ruth’s baseball bat and subsequently fired.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, and Dan St. Pierre for their directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Morris Berger, Stephen R. Brown, Dale Carmen, Jerry Davis, Janet Healy, John W. Hyde, Steve O’Brien, Christopher Reeve, and Dana Reeve for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Officer Bryant (voice of Ritchie Allen), Rosetta Brewster (voice of Cherise Boothe), Screwie (Rob Reiner), Sandlot Kid #1 (voice of Jesse Bronstein), Sandlot Kid #2 (Ralph Coppola), Babe Ruth (voice of Brian Dennehy), Darlin’ (voice of Whoopi Goldberg), Announcer (Whoopi Goldberg), Announcer (voice of Jason Harris), and Hobo Louie (voice of Ed Helms).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It has its message; but, the message doesn’t work so well in this movie because it’s not supported well with the storyline. This may serve a child audience, but the adult will most likely want to fill time with something else.

Ben Meyers

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.