Thursday, December 16, 2021


Thank you 20th Century Studios for providing with a free digital movie code for Ron's Gone Wrong

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We had an enjoyable family movie night watching the animated flick Ron's Gone Wrong and my 12-year-old twins especially appreciated the film because they found it very relatable to where they are in their lives right now as middle schoolers. The movie's parody of a technology company very similar to Facebook that launches a product with the goal of promoting people abandoning in-person interactions to instead socially connect with others solely through technology rings true in both a funny and also somewhat scary retrospect of today's times. Why talk to someone face-to-face when you can do it instead through an app, or in the case of this movie a robot, is a central theme of this comedy which explores if technology may be devolving our humanity rather than accomplishing goals of actually bring people closer together. While this may seem a heavy topic, Ron's Gone Wrong addresses it in a humorous way through a heart-warming story.

Middle school can be a tough time where people are changing both with puberty and in developing a sense of who they are with their personality and place in the world. My own kids are struggling with being bullied and finding themselves in uncomfortable social situations navigating through school hallways during the tween and early teen years of middle school. Many of the troubles the main character faces in the movie are similar to circumstances my son and daughter have also faced when it comes to navigating friendships in middle school. They both expressed while we watched Ron's Gone Wrong how much they appreciated how the scenarios in the film hit home with struggles they themselves personally are going through and were appreciative of the inspiring positive messages portrayed in the story. Plus, they were laughing throughout the movie; so this comedy hits the mark when it comes to being funny based upon all the giggles floating around the room. 

In Ron's Gone Wrong, things go hilariously awry when Barney, a socially awkward middle schooler, receives a malfunctioning, digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his “best friend out of the box.” In this action-packed animated story set against the backdrop of the social media age, a boy and his robot discover the wonderful messiness of true friendship. Ron's Gone Wrong is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America and has a run-time of 1 hour and 47 minutes.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this movie because it didn't get a lot of buzz. When hitting play to watch it we didn't have a lot of expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with Ron's Gone Wrong being a totally enjoyable family-friendly flick full of laughs and characters that are developed so the audience cares about them and is invested in the film's conclusion. Ron's Gone Wrong captured the whole family's attention throughout the film making for a great movie night selection.

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While the critics didn't provide rave reviews of Ron's Gone Wrong, audiences seem to agree with this Geek Daddy as the film has been certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes with a 94% audience approval score. Taking into consideration all the laughs and positive messages incorporated into this family-friendly adventure/comedy, Ron's Gone Wrong has absolutely earned a Geek Daddy nod of approval. Watching it made for a great movie night with the wife and kids!

Ron's Gone Wrong is available to add to your home entertainment video library now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Buy Ron's Gone Wrong through a Geek Daddy affiliate link and this dad blogger will receive a small commission at no additional expense to your purchase. Your support of is appreciated! 

In addition to being able to watch Ron's Gone Wrong when-ever and where-ever you want with your own copy of the film, you also have to appreciate that home video releases of movies also include bonus content that you can't see at theaters in addition to the feature presentation. Ron's Gone Wrong on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital includes the following bonus content:

  •  A Boy and His B*Bot: When Jack Met Zach – Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, the voices behind Ron and Barney, sit down to chat about a fun assortment of topics. From social media to skateboarding, the two actors from two very different generations tell us all about when Jack met Zach. 
  • Making Ron Right – Join cast and crew behind the scenes as they reveal the skill, dedication and friendship it took to bring this film to life. From writing the script to the voice-over booth, Locksmith’s artisans detail how they made Ron right.
  •  “Sunshine” Music Video – Song from the motion picture Ron’s Gone Wrong, performed by Liam Payne.

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