'Ron's Gone Wrong' Review: Should You Watch It?

Is the story of a boy and his dysfunctional robot worth watching, or will we decide that "Ron's Gone Wrong" isn't right for us?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Ron's Gone Wrong Review: Watch or Not?

© 20th Century Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection

In this digital age, people are constantly glued to their smart phones and various other devices. The irony of the situation is that we're as connected as we've ever been thanks to social media, yet then we're disconnected from life happening right in front of us. For a young boy named Barney, his social skills are less than ideal. And if being an awkward kid wasn't already hard enough, his new robot/best friend Ron is defective. Even though Barney and Ron may be different from all the other kids and robots at Barney's school, at least they have each other. But before you decide if "Ron's Gone Wrong" is worth your time, check out our review first.

Reasons to Watch...

© 20th Century Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection

© 20th Century Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection

  • All of the voice actors in the film bring an enlivened energy to their characters that can be felt through the screen.
  • The animation is spectacular, and it's done so in a way that makes the film really come to life.
  • This is a film that the whole family can enjoy and relate to in some capacity.
  • It teaches audiences some important messages about our overreliance on technology and how true friendship is defined. It also shows us that being different is okay and that we should stay true to ourselves.

Or Not...

© 20th Century Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection

© 20th Century Studios /Courtesy Everett Collection

  • "Ron's Gone Wrong" uses a similar formula that other animated films (e.g. Big Hero 6," "The Mitchells vs The Machines," etc.) have used before. In some ways, it feels like we've seen this movie.
  • We can see major plot points of the film coming from a mile away. There aren't really any huge surprises.
  • It makes a point showing how technology can negatively affect the world, but yet the conclusion of the film doesn't seem to land fully in line with that sentiment.

Watch or Not?

With "Ron's Gone Wrong," we think that you should watch it!

If you've ever had trouble making friends or maybe just felt like you don't belong, then this is a film you should see. Aside from it being a really fun, funny robot pal comedy voiced by actors Jack Dylan Grazer and Zach Galifianakis, it's a heartwarming story that teaches kids to treat others the way they'd like to be treated. And it reminds us to make sure to unplug every once in a while.

Watch it now in theaters

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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