I recently watched “Next Gen”, the original movie on Netflix, and let me tell you, I was irritated the entire time. I do feel bad for Mai because her parents are separated and her mom is widowed and what not, but her hate for robots was a little much.
I am curious if robots will replace literally everything in life, and we can see in this movie it almost does. So when the scientist Dr. Tanner Rice invented the robot that would destroy other robots, I thought it was ironic, but fascinating. I love 7723. John Krasinski is dope. But Mai…I mean, the way she took advantage of him. She is the definition of an power abuser.
Now, 7723 is illegal, I guess, but what Mai was doing was so much worse. It doesn’t matter if it was illegal or not, it was rude and destructive. She took advantage of a robot who was powerful and capable of doing dangerous things just for her own happiness. That is horrible. She made him destroy robots because she decided that they deserved it. But what about the people who enjoy the robots? What about Greenwood and her Q-bot? It does suck that Mai was beat up by the Q-bots, but that is somebody’s robot. Destroying the robot for revenge sucks. They obviously have a connection with the robot and love the robot. The robot can be seen as a dog, and for people who love dogs, that is just horrible.
What about the fact that her hate for robots comes from her mother unintentionally neglecting her? Her mother was lonely so she decided to invest heavily in robots, and yes, her mother should have started to pay more attention to her, but that doesn’t mean that Mai can use 7723 to destroy robots because she feels alone. She does not deserve to have that power. And 7723 should never have apologized to her for anything. I’m so glad that he started to feel bad about all of the destroying and stuff, but he really shouldn’t have apologized or try to make things right with her because that just gave her more power. She is manipulative to someone new. And that’s not right. I hated this movie…sorry Netflix.