“Everyone’s Hero” won’t become anyone’s favorite baseball movie, but it’s not a strike-out either.
The story involves a boy named Yankee Irving who is a big baseball fan but not a great player. But he gets a chance to become the most important player in all of baseball during the 1932 World Series. After Babe Ruth’s favorite bat “Darling” (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) is stolen, Yankee and a talking baseball (Rob Reiner) set out on a quest to find the bat and return it to The Babe. Oh, yea, “Everyone’s Hero” is animated.
Yankee’s adventures take him all the way to Chicago and he meets some very interesting characters along the way. And we learn a lot about the history of baseball, including the Negro Leagues.
This movie marks the final project for Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana – he directed and together they were co-producers. The film is dedicated to them as well, and I dedicate this review to them as well.
“Everyone’s Hero” is rated G. It’s good for kids of all ages, especially baseball fans, but really anyone who enjoys a good adventure and fun characters.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Everyone’s Hero” gets a C+. It’s not a home run, but still worth seeing.