The beginning of NEXT GEN shows the protagonist' family problems without any dialogue. Actually, the parents are barely visible, which is a way to make the viewer put things together. The way the problems will affect the daughter are shown through a combination of graphics and still images. The next scene does not have any exposition/narration that explains the futuristic world nor that spells out what that 1st scene was about. When was the last time you saw an animated movie (not meant for adults) like this? These things were a sign of creativity and artistic risks. The movie then does a 180 degree turn by doing what's arguably the least creative and artistically risky thing a movie can do: Ripping off another movie (BIG HERO 6). The performances aren't bad (Charlyne Yi's is actually great), but the climax is way too long.