Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action film directed by Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander and Ricardo Curtis.
Starring John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Peña, David Cross, Constance Wu, Kiana Ledé, Anna Akana, Issac Ryan Brown, Jet Jurgensmeyer and others.
Netflix on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Next Gen | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In the futuristic city of Grainland where robots are ubiquitous, a teenage girl named Mai (Charlyne Yi) lives with her mother Molly. After her father left them she was young, Molly filled the void with robots causing Mai to be lonely. When she and her mother attend a product launch at IQ Robotics headquarters, Mai, annoyed at Molly's ignorance of her, wanders off and stumbles upon the secret lab of Dr. Tanner Rice (David Cross), who's been working on an attack robot called 7723 (John Krasinski). Mai accidentally activates 7723, before being apprehended by security and returned to her mother. At the launch, Justin Pin (Jason Sudeikis), CEO of IQ Robotics, unveils the next generation of Q-Bots to the public with the promise of putting "one in every home", however he has secretly designed the Q-Bots to explode. Meanwhile, 7723 leaves the lab to find Mai, but causes a high-speed pursuit on an elevated freeway. The situation escalates when he uses his weapon systems, making the police forces respond with deadly force. Falling into the lowest levels of the city, he awakens later to find the fall damaged his memory core, preventing him from keeping memories in the long term.
Later at night, when Mai goes outside to check on her foulmouthed dog, Momo (Michael Peña), she finds 7723 in her backyard. She initially tries to dismiss him, but impressed by his weapons system, she allows him to stay in the shed.
With 7723 at her side, Mai confronts some school bullies from the day before, and 7723 scares them away by destroying one of their Q-Bots. The two then embark on a montage of shenanigans throughout the city, but as 7723 accumulates more memories, he struggles to decide which to keep. When Mai confronts him about it, he reveals if he reaches full capacity, he will undergo a total system reset, losing all his memories in the process. Mai suggests deleting his core systems to make room, but he warns that he would lose functionality.
Here is the full cast and characters of Next Gen.
The film Next Gen was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (United States) by Netflix (Worldwide), Alibaba Pictures and Wanda Group (China).
The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $2.4 million (China only).
Next Gen got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 80/100. The audience also likes the film.
More information about Next Gen you can get at:
Official website: netflix.com/title/80988892
IMDB: Next Gen
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