Well “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is a 2021 American animated film, also known as “Ron’s Gone Wrong”, directed by Sarah Smith.
The story tells the story of a future where artificial intelligence will sweep the world and everyone longs for a robot companion, and the protagonist Barney, a middle school student, is no exception.
However, after meeting the robot Ron with great anticipation on his 12th birthday, unlike Barney’s initial expectations, something seems wrong with Ron.
Thinking about Technology with Friendship
All the while, the two protagonists team up as a pair to embark on an adventure, a story mode we often see in animated films.
Whether it’s the recent “Luca”, “Wish Dragon”, “Raya and The Last Dragon” or “Soul”, these works use the emotional relationship between the characters to bring out the themes of the story.
And this time too, “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” which uses a hilarious robot to prompt viewers to reflect on many issues.
Background of the “Ron’s Gone Wrong” Story
The story of “Ron’s Gone Wrong” takes place in the not-too-distant future. With the continuous advancement of human technology, artificial intelligence was inseparable from our lives at that time.
At a product launch, Bubble unveils showed off its latest robotic B-bots.
B-bots are not only fully functional and meet various needs in people’s daily life, but also through algorithm analysis, they can become the best friends of children who know them best, giving them complete companionship throughout the year.
Sure enough, the cross-generational invention of B-bots in “Ron’s Gone Wrong” was a hit as soon as it was launched.
Except for Barney, a 12-year-old boy, almost every child has his own little robot.
Because the family is not wealthy, Barney can only watch by himself, feeling lonely and envious whenever the students use their B-bots to play social games between classes.
Barney meets Ron
Today is Barney’s birthday.
Although he always stood on the fringes of school with social phobia, failed to send out pre-prepared party invitations to classmates, and even got ridiculed and bullied for not having B-bots.
However, he has been curious about what kind of birthday gifts his father and grandma will prepare this year since early in the morning. Barney expects them to buy a B-bots to make themselves “normal”, integrate into the social circle of classmates, and meet new friends.
However, as the only kid in the school without B-bots, Barney, the protagonist of “Ron’s Gone Wrong”, thought he would finally get his wish this year, and the bookshelves would no longer be empty.
But not only did his dad give him a mallet, but Barney was joked a lot about the “rock” by his classmates.
Even if he ended up buying one of the B-bots, it turned out to be a defective product that was thrown to the ground in transit and would always crash.
Is “Ron’s Gone Wrong” rated good?
I love the design and development of the “Ron’s Gone Wrong” story.
Although Barney was very dissatisfied and disappointed with his B-bots at first, the cylindrical shape of B-bots instantly made the audience feel good and fond of it.
Helping Barney teach and bullying classmates as “B-bots”.
So the comic “Ron’s Gone Wrong” looks interesting on the surface.
In the rowdy “Bubble” store, Barney sneaks out Ron, who was supposed to be destroyed in a flurry of chaos, and brings him to school, causing the rest of his classmates’ B-bots to crash.
In the end, they fled into the forest to avoid being pursued by the Bubble unveils. This plot brought a lot of surprises because of Ron’s “exception”.
The theme of the “genius” story
But behind the entertaining story of “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” the director also captured the success factor. An excellent animated film should not only make children happy, but also take into account audiences of different ages.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” sets the theme of a story about a robot that can accompany a child for a lifetime, and tells the interactive relationship between Barney and the robot Ron.
The whole movie ends up being like the first work with “Love, Death & Robots Season 2”.
Today, in the Internet age, although information flows rapidly and information delivery becomes more convenient, many people are fascinated by social media.
Their lives are completely taken over by smart products and thus lose some important insights.
In fact, the B-bots in the movie “Ron’s Gone Wrong” are smartphones that we can’t live without. People use it to socialize, fight and live stream.
Although its complete functions can bring more convenience to people’s lives, many problems behind it cannot be ignored.
Discussion on the theme of “Ron’s Gone Wrong”
As we can see in the movie “Ron’s Gone Wrong”, the children seem to get along well because the “B-bots” have only one friend’s invitation and love.
But they have lost real communication and interaction, their distance and relationship have gradually become estranged, and their hearts have become more lonely and empty.
Therefore, as a robot that is regarded as a defective product, “Ron”‘s perverted friendship with the protagonist Barney is even more important in an era when everyone is limited by smart products.
Two people who are not recognized by the world meet by accident because of an accident, and together they experience an adventure that subverts their original lives.
Although there were quarrels and conflicts along the way, they also encountered many disasters.
However, from hiding in the forest to prevent Ron from being destroyed, to going to the cloud at Bubble headquarters to find the memory of Ron’s elimination, the mutual support in the process helped them find their self-worth and understand the true meaning of friendship.
The meaning of “Ron’s Gone Wrong”
I love the ending of the movie “Ron’s Gone Wrong”. Unlike a lot of sci-fi action movies, it will destroy the manipulation company in the face of crisis, telling audiences that we should abandon technology products.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong”, through the touching parting of Barney and Ron, examines the reality while evoking the audience’s emotions, and provides a real solution to the problems that may be caused by the double-edged sword of current science and technology.
To a certain extent, this is quite worthy of our consideration.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” Review Summary
As an animated film about atypical friendships, “Ron’s Gone Wrong” can’t help but remind me of the Japanese movie “Poupelle of Chimney Town” that came out earlier this year.
The film also creates a captivating background worldview, rich in meaning, warm and deep in emotion.