Title: Next Gen (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Rating: 5 stars
When Mei meets a secret robot project, the two of them become an inseparable team to take on bullies, evil robots and an evil mastermind.
I didn’t intend to watch this movie, but my brother (who had watched it) recommended it to me and I decided to give it a go. When I was done with the movie, I was like “Big Hero 6 WHO?”
I really like the animation style, it was so detailed that you can even see the creases of the shirt when the characters move! The animation was so precise and detailed, I was shocked that this wasn’t a Disney film! The music was rebellious, upbeat, tech-y and it was well timed and perfectly selected.
This movie definitely gave me Big Hero 6 and Voltron vibes, but this was really good as well.
I love that we have a very anti-hero character and Mei opposes the millennial stereotype of us being addicted to technology, and in fact, she hates it for taking away her life. From the start, we are introduced to two conflicting characters who form an unlikely duo that has us rooting for them since the start. There was definitely an interesting mesh of characters, one angry at the world for what it has taken away from her and the other who is morally innocent, it was an interesting relationship between a anti-hero protagonist and a heroic sidekick.
Can I add that the robots in this movie are so cute? I totally need a Ramen bowl robot! I would love to live in this world!
The comedy was well timed and really entertaining! I really liked the progression and build up of the film. And I must the editing for the most emotional scene in the movie was PERFECT! I was definitely glad that I gave this movie a go!
Definitely check it out!
Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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