Next Gen is a Netflix original movie that follows a young girl, Mai, who makes an unlikely friend with a secret robot. They live in a futuristic world where robots are in every household, and the most unlikely things like toothbrushes and noodles are robots too. It is rated TV-PG. I gave it 4.5/5 stars.
I loved this movie! The message is all about how important connection is, and how bad memories don’t have to affect the good ones.
“Quite the team we make, broken robot and broken little girl.”
There are two main characters, and both of them were well developed. Mai’s father left when she was a child, and that defines her character. She has so much anger, lashing out at the robots who she hated at the beginning of the movie.
The robot is very human-like. He has emotions and fights for Mai every step of the way. He doesn’t abandon her when she needs him most, and that’s the best part about him—how much he values their friendship, and how much he wants to protect her.
The dog, Momo, was a nice addition to the duo. He provides some comic relief in this fast-paced emotional film. Mai’s mother, Molly, is obsessed with the robots as everyone else is at the beginning of the movie. There was a moment where she took the time to talk to her daughter, but otherwise, she was pretty preoccupied with the robots. In the end, their relationship does get better.
The plot is a bit predictable, but I still enjoyed my time watching the movie. It is similar to Big Hero 6 in some ways, but I think it stands on its own. The concept isn’t very unique, but the execution is brilliant.
“It’s more than I could have ever asked for.”
Overall, this was such a fun movie! I was engrossed throughout the whole film, and I even cried at the end. I’d definitely recommend this if you enjoyed Big Hero 6, or even if you’re looking for something fun to watch. Also, how gorgeous is the movie poster?
Have you watched this movie or are planning to watch it soon? Let me know in the comments!
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