Next Gen is a 2018 Canadian-American-Chinese computer-animated science fiction action comedy-drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Next Gen | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In the futuristic city of Grainland where robots are ubiquitous, a young girl name Mai lives with her mother Molly. Ever since her father left the family, Molly has filled the void with robots, causing Mai to feel unloved and lonely. Now as a teenager, Molly attend a product launch at IQ Robotics, Mai wanders off and stumbles upon a secret lab belonging to Dr. Tanner Rice, who's been working on a battle robot called 7723. Mai accidentally activates 7723, but is quickly apprehended by security and reunited with her mother. At the launch, Justin Pin, CEO of IQ robotics, unveils the next generation of Q-Bots to the public with the promise to put "one in every home". Accompanied by his robot bodyguard Ares, Pin leaves to meet with Rice at the assembly line, who expresses safety concerns about the q-bots, but Pin believes they are ready. Meanwhile, 7723 leaves the lab to find Mai, but causes an altercation when the police try to apprehend him. The situation escalates when he activates his weapon systems, causing the police force to use deadly force in return, blowing him off the freeway and down into the lower city. When he awakens later, he finds that his memory core was damaged in the fall, compromising his ability to store memories in the long term. The next day at school, Mai befriends a friend named Ani and gets into a fight with some bullies, who sic their q-bots on her. She comes home with a black eye to her mother's shock, but the two's strained relationship prevents any meaningful discussion. Later that night when Mai goes outside to check on her dog Momo, she finds 7723 in her backyard, and though she initially tries to dissuade him. Fascinated by his weapon systems, she lets him stay in the garage. 7723 reviews his memory bank and decides which memories to delete in order to make room for more.

Cast

John Krasinski
7723 (credited as "Project 77")
Charlyne Yi
Mai Su, Molly's daughter
Jason Sudeikis
Justin Pin / Ares
Michael Peña
Momo, Mai's dog
David Cross
Dr. Tanner Rice / Q-Bots
Constance Wu
Molly Su, Mai's mom
Kiana Ledé
Greenwood
Anna Akana
Ani
Kitana Turnbull
RJ
Jet Jurgensmeyer
Junior
Issac Ryan Brown
Ric
Betsy Sodaro
Gate

About

The film Next Gen was scheduled to be released by Netflix (Worldwide except China), Alibaba Pictures (China) and Wanda Group (China) on September 7, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 106 minutes. The film's budget is $30 million.

Rating

The audience likes the film.

External links

Google: #NextGen

Youtube: #NextGen

Wikipedia: Next Gen (film)