Ron's Gone Wrong movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This hilarious family animation isn’t just superb fun, but it teaches lessons relating to technology and social media. Ron’s Gone Wrong is a gorgeously animated tale.


An awkward schoolboy named Barney receives and befriends a digitally connected robot named Ron. Barney soon learns the true meaning of friendship and connects with other kids when his new toy starts to malfunction.

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Movie details

Director: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine
Cast: Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Olivia Colman, Thomas Barbusca
Writer: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
Release Date (Australia): 28 October 2021
Runtime: 107 minutes/1h 47m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film includes scenes of crude humour, in addition to thematic elements such as bullying and references to death and grief.

Violence (G)

The film includes scenes of very mild slapstick violence, including animated depictions of slapping and shoving.

Coarse Language (G)

The film includes infrequent use of the word “hell”.

mpaa rating

PG (for some rude material, thematic elements and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Ron’s Gone Wrong follows the tradition of ordinarily setting the story between a boy and his quirky new companion, but also uses the chance to design some morals and delivers them perfectly. Due to the talented animation, entertaining plot and especially the messages, this is a great animated comedy for families with both kids and teens.

The most engaging instrument in Ron’s Gone Wrong is the friendly concept, in which the amusing trailer is pretty much enough to immediately haul you in. Zach Galifianakis is perfect for the bright voice of the cute B*Bot character, and Jack Dylan Grazer also gives the leading child character a vivid personality. The building to the friendship between the two characters involves plenty of humour, fun moments and a dramatic peaking. The climatic stage for this movie seems completely unexpected, especially considering the emotion and thematic elements through it.

The screenwriters and story-creators had the opportunity to dig around in some real-life issues, and unlike most buddy comedies, they certainly don’t even try to dodge it. The thematic elements actually provide a great lesson for children, as Ron’s Gone Wrong lands on significant material relating to bullying and the impacts of social media.

Apart from the concerns this animated comedy leads up to, most of it is fairly foreseeable and can occasionally progress to moments that aren’t really fun to stick around for. The animation techniques, voice performances and sources of humour are brilliant, but there’s an unfortunate blend of them with some bland ideas. Some of the adventure component gets taken a little too far.

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