Alberto Herrera’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ron’s Gone Wrong is a great start for Locksmith Animation. The film was just charming from the beginning to the end. The visuals from DNEG is great and filled with creativity in the technology that was featured, the humor worked well in my opinion, the characters were likable and they had fun personalities (with Ron definitely being my favorite), and the film had a lot of heart with its theme of friendship. This film actually had me tearing up at the end, which is something that almost never happens to me when seeing animated movies in the theater outside of some Pixar films like Toy Story 4 and Coco.
The only problems that I had with the movie is that the story itself isn’t the most original in the world as it gave me vibes of Mitchells vs. the Machines and Big Hero 6 (which has the same composer), and Jack Dylan Grazer’s (who is NOT a good person irl) performance was inconsistent, because at times he sounds young while at other times he sounded a little old. Definitely not as strong as his voice performance in Luca. The villain was also not one of the most memorable of the year, as he was just the generic corporate boss villain.
Besides those issues, I had a lot of fun with this movie. Even though this film is underperforming right now, (thanks Disney) I can see this becoming a cult classic when it comes to Disney+ in the future. This is definitely a better animated film option for families than Addams Family 2.
Locksmith, welcome to the animation business. I can’t wait to see your upcoming films from Warner Bros. Hopefully they get better treatment than this film.