Next Gen (2018) Script

[dog collar rattling]

[child playing, dog collar rattling]

[child laughing]

[child playing]

[heavy thud]

[child mumbles]


[dog barking, collar rattling]

[girl giggles]

[woman] Come on. You're being selfish.

[man] That's what happens when a man loses everything.

[woman] You have your daughter! [man] Selfish? What about...

[stutters] Enough!

[woman] Don't. Matthew! ["Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill playing]

[guitar riff]

♪ That girl thinks she's the queen Of the neighborhood ♪

♪ She got the hottest trike in town ♪

♪ That girl She holds her head up so high ♪

♪ I think I wanna be her best friend Yeah ♪

♪ Rebel girl, rebel girl ♪

♪ Rebel girl You are the queen of my world ♪

♪ Rebel girl, rebel girl ♪

♪ I think I wanna take you home I wanna try on your clothes, oh ♪

♪ When she talks, I hear the revolution ♪

♪ In her hips, there's revolution ♪

♪ When she walks The revolution is coming ♪

♪ In her kiss, I taste the revolution ♪

♪ Rebel girl, rebel girl ♪

♪ Rebel girl You are the queen of my world ♪

♪ Rebel girl, rebel girl ♪

♪ I know I wanna take you home I wanna try on your clothes ♪

♪ I love you like a sister, always Soul sister, rebel girl ♪

♪ Come and be my best friend Will you, rebel girl? ♪

♪ I really like you, I really wanna be ♪

♪ Your best friend, be my rebel girl ♪

[woman laughing, robot talking indistinctly]

[dog panting]

[woman chuckles]

[woman laughs]

Oh, I haven't seen this.

Oh, I love this cat!



Oh my god, Mai. Do something about your hair.

I like it this way.

Huh? [brush chuckles]

Seriously, does everything have to be a robot with you?

Oh, come on. It's cute. [brush laughs]

I'll do it myself.

You know, it's not going to kill you to accept a little help.

[Mai's mother] You're not in this alone.


Somebody needs a makeover!

[Mai] Get this... Get off me.

Oh, stop being so dramatic.

I can do it myself!

[brush] I'm ready! [Mai] No, don't!

Ow! [brush] Let me brush you!

[robots buzzing]

[cars screech]

[pedestrians and robots talking indistinctly]

[car whooshes by]

[Mai grunts]

Happy? You look nice, Mai.

[robot whirrs away]

[brush] Yeah, cool. I'll be waiting here in the car.

Off you go. Goodbye.

See ya.

[robot] Voilà.

[girl] You can see monkey fighters.

[male voice over P.A.] Welcome to IQ Robotic.

Friendly reminder: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

[Mai's mother] Aren't you so excited?

[Mai] You didn't tell me there was gonna be a line.

Come on, Mai. The new Gen 6 is going to make this old thing obsolete.

Oh, um...

[Mai's mother] Sorry. Not a problem.

The Gen 6's slightly bigger screen will complete you emotionally in ways I never could. [gasps]

It's cool, you love robots more than you love me.

Totally get it.

What's that honey? [grunts]

Just super excited about the awesome robots, mom.

Mom. Mom. Molly. Mom! Mm-hmm?

Is it cool if I go check out the stadium?

Oh, it's got a headphone jack.

[man moans] My bad.

Hey! Look out.

My shoes.

Just move. [woman] Watch...

[Mai] Sorry, but not sorry.

[robot buzzing]

[Mai] Sorry.

Excuse me, miss. You appear to be going down the up escalator.

May I suggest instead you go up the up escalator or down the down es...

No, no. No, thank you.

Oh, please don't do that. No.

[flying robot screams]

Now, this is not being regular.

Can we just talk about this? [Mai] Shut it.

[flying robot] Why don't we talk to my supervisor?


[announcer over P.A.] IQ Robotic presents Tectonic Activity facing up against the Wild Chickens for 20 rounds. Play-off madness!

[crowd cheering]

[robot malfunctioning]

No, wait. Okay.

Move, move. Come on.

Ma'am, if you would refer to our sales brochure you will find that a number of models incorporate amazing personal transportation options.

I, however, am not one!

[both scream]

[flying robot] Falling down!

[Mai screams] [robot emergency alarm blares]

[kid] Wow! [man] Watch out!

[Mai screams] [thump]

[Mai groans]


[whirring, siren chirps]

Friendly reminder, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

You're coming with me, young lady. What?

You're just making it harder for yourself.

And me. [electricity arcing]

[flying robot whirs down] Come...

Hey, get back here you little...

[siren whooping] I said... What?

[siren continues] [security robot] No!

You're not allowed in there. Uh...

[security robot] Oh, fudge.

[door bursts open, Mai screams]


[yelling continues]

[screaming in distance]

[thud] Ah!

[Mai screams, beast screeches]


[man in the background] The first true learning AI... [robot] Not the first. - Yes, not the first.

But we've done it right this time.

Great, let's get him out of here. No!

He has too much to learn before he is ready for the job we so desperately need him to perform.

Okay, gotta go.

You are my last and best hope. My project 77.

You said, "remind me at two o'clock." You're not perfect.

But then perfect is the enemy of good. Isn't it?

Because it's two o'clock. Oh, my...

Would you just give me a minute? Okay? One minute!

Do you have any idea how dangerous what we built is?

It's kind of a big deal. Let me check.

Yeah. It's one of the biggest deals ever.

[robot] How about a "thanks for the reminder, Alfredo"?

[scientist] Thank you for the reminder. I know.

[Alfredo blathers on]

[soft whirring]

[Mai yells]


[clanking, whirring]

[electricity powers up]

[gasps] [robot] Hello.

Wha... Hey! Oh my God. What's your name?

[Mai] Stupid robot.

[robot] Hello, Stupid Robot. What's this for?

No, you're the stupid robot.

[robot] I'm the stupid robot? Is Dr. Rice coming back?

Come on. Let go of my bag. Okay.


Woah, what are you doing? I'm following you.

That is super creepy.

I mean, really. What are you thinking?

We hang out, become best buds, take on the world, share a deep and moving journey of discovery together?

Okay. Yeah, you are delusional.

[siren chirps] [security robot] Hey!

You're definitely not allowed in there sweetheart.

I'm not your... Quit squirming.

[door whooshes]

[Mai] My backpack! I need it! [security robot] Come on, now.

[robot warbles gently]



[announcer over P.A.] Ladies and gentlemen, members of the press, please welcome to the stage co-founder and CEO of IQ Robotic, Justin Pin!

Let's give them a show.

[crowd cheers]

[Justin] Hello, Grainland!

[Justin] How are you folks doing tonight? [crowd continues cheering]

Mom, can we go now? Ah!

Shh! Honey, Mommy needs to see this.


[Justin] Can you hear me all right? How are you doing?

Great! Great!

[girl in the crowd] I love you!

Hey, check out those tech specs, huh? Pretty impressive.

Even I'm impressed and I work here, so... [chuckles]

Folks, this year's lineup is kinda perfect if I do say so myself.

It really is. But I've got a question.

Are you guys ready to see the next big thing?

[crowd exclaims] Yeah?

Well in that case, let me just say this, what is past is prologue, folks.

And this is the beginning of a new world. I believe, a better world. [crowd applauds]

[Justin] Brought to you by the geniuses here at the IQ Robotic.

And I am super proud of what we've accomplished here.

The way I see it, this is the last Q-Bot you will ever need.

[man in the crowd] Yeah! So, let's hear it for the new Gen 6!

[crowd shouts excitedly]

[Justin] Yeah.

[Justin laughs]

I know, right? Gorgeous!

[Molly laughs]

Well, this is it folks. This is my end game.

Everything I have ever done has led up to this moment.

To this wonder of technology.

And boy, is it a winner!

Hey, but you know who the real winners are?

It's all of you.

[crowd cheers] Yes, it is us.

I love him!

He really gets me.

[crowd continues cheering] Please.

Ladies and gentlemen, we've entered an age of unprecedented convenience and connectivity.

A real global community, facilitated by the IQ Robotic Q-Bots.

And listen... [crowd cheering]

I know, I know.

I'm not embarrassed to say, I want all of you addicted to these guys.

[crowd laughs, applauds]

Why not, right?

They're going to change the world.

Thank you!

[muffled] Ladies and gentlemen.

[microphone shrills]

Ladies and gentlemen, Justin Pin thanks your for your support.

To show his appreciation, he'll be giving everyone here... a free Q-Bot Gen 6!

It's the best day of my life!

I love you, Justin!

Oh, yes!

[confetti cannons popping]

[fan] Justin, how are you, man?

He signed me! [laughs hysterically]

[robot snarls] [fan] Could you sign this?

[fans continue cheering, door closes]

[computer whirrs, beeps]

[beeping continues] [Dr. Rice] Come on. What...

[alert beeping] Oh, no.

Dr. Tanner Rice. [Dr. Rice yelps]

Justin. You weren't at the launch.

No. What...

Was that today? Sorry about that. Just fixing some last-minute...

Yeah, bugs with the data, software, production line.

Yeah, I'm just thinking, we don't want to release the Gen 6 too early.

Hey, Ares.

[stuttering] How's it hanging?

I mean, uh...

Hey, maybe a little more product testing. You know? For safety.

[Justin] No, I understand that. The Gen 6 is your baby after all.

[Dr. Rice] Well, I mean...

This one you did most of the updates.

Definitely more your... You're a perfectionist and I get that.

I really do and I'm supportive. But realize, we've made something revolutionary here.

Trust me. It's ready.

Yeah, I just... Come on, say it.

Well that's the thing... Say it.

It's ready.

See? Was that so hard?

[sandals squeaking]

[Dr. Rice] Okay. [flying robot] Is this a bad time?

What? No. Yes. Yes.

This is a terrible time. Okay. Well, got some bad news.

Your secret robot just walked out of your secret lab...

What? Shh! Is that a joke?

No, a joke would be, "Why did a secret robot cross the road?"

It's less of a joke, but... Not now.

Wait, there's another one. Knock, knock.

Oh! Oh, my...

[loud gasp]

Oh, no!

All right then, you're doing okay. I will leave you to it.

[P.A.] The red zone is for immediate loading and off-loading of passengers and robots only.

No parking.

What is that?

[P.A.] The red zone is for immediate loading and off-loading of passengers and robots only.

No parking.

[P.A.] IQ Robotics...

[P.A. speaking indistinctly]

[Molly] Didn't you have a backpack, honey?

[Mai] Hey, buddy.

[siren chirps]

Listen, champ. You're definitely not allowed out here.

That girl needs this bag. We're going to hang out, become best buds and share a meaningful journey of discovery.

[security robot] Why don't we go ahead and get you back inside?

[security robot] Protocol's the word. Come on.

[laser whooshes]

[broken electronic buzz]

[security] Oh, that's interesting.

[big robot] I'm delusional.

Uhm... Fellas, I think we're going to need some backup.

[clinging, thud]


[police dispatcher] Attention GHP units.

Please be advised, unidentified robot on CS-101 moving west in high speed.

[whirring, beeping]

All units are assumed to apprehend.

Units 14 and 18 responding.

[officer] You are in violation of traffic offense.

Pull over immediately and submit.

But there's a tiny pointed horse in here! Irrelevant.

[officer] Pull over immediately and...

[officer] Pull over immediately. You are in violation of major...

[engine accelerating]

[officer] You are in violation...

[digital chirping]

[laser powering up]

[zapping, thuds]

[flying robots hum by]

[laser firing]

[low-pitched, slow-motion ricocheting]

[power up thrumming]

[laser blasts]

[muffled explosion]

[glass shattering, water squirting]

[low-pitched vehicle] The Department of Freeland Security has authorized the use of deadly force. Stop engine and power down immediately.

[deployed robots thrum]

[low-pitched vehicle] Cease and desist.

[muffled barks]

["All Out of Love" by Air Supply playing on the radio]

[Momo whines softly]

♪ I'm all out of love ♪

♪ What am I without... ♪

[missiles whistling]



[whirring, beeping]

[asphalt cracking]

[sirens wailing] [electrical sparking, lamp creaking]



[electronic warbling]

[motherboard] Core memory, fatal error. Current memory will fill in 72 hours.

Error code: Bio HT816.

Contact your local IQ Geek Kit to recycle this robot and please be more careful in the future.

[electric crackling]

[light thunder rumbling]

[professor speaks indistinctly]

Instead, it will conform to the geometry of it's container.

E.g. put it in a cup, it becomes a cup. Put it in a teapot, it becomes a teapot.

And this water equivalent... - I'm going to barf! [boy] Dude.

[girl] It's like limited edition.

Water can drift gently or it can crash violently.

This variability and flexibility is something we have to consider.

Varying contexts demand varying behavior. [sighs]

[fast-paced snare drums]

[Mai groans]

[thud, girl screams]


[Mai] S-Sorry.

[girl] No problem.

You on the school team?

Who's asking? I'm Ani.

It's nice to meet you. You know, officially.

We have physics together, but I sit behind you, so I don't think you've actually seen me.

So... What?

Do you just hang out here? Are you... weird or something?

[laughs loudly]

Yeah, maybe. I guess.

I come out to read. All the time, actu...

Passing lane. [big boy] Out of the way.

[girl] That's right.

[boy] Yeah, move it.

Why'd you nerds think you can hang out on my field?

It's not your field, Greenwood!

[girl] Yeah, it is. Really?

[boy] She doesn't even have a Q-Bot. Hey, who taught you how to play?

Was it your dad?

[Greenwood] Oh, yeah. He's gone, isn't he?

Okay, East Lake Energy. Passing drills. Come on, move it.

[boy] We did those yesterday.

Hey, Mai. Why don't we get out... Oh, okay. There she goes.

Yo, Greenwood.

[ball whooshes]

[Greenwood moans]

What was that?

Take her down.

[Q-Bot] Copy that.

[girl] It's going down now. Ma'am, if you'll allow me.

You just try it. [kid] Go get her.

Smash her!

I'm told that if you go lift, you'll sustain less damage as we beat you.

Good luck. [kid] Come on, bring it!


[faucet running]




Nope. [toilet] Oh, come on!

["Clay" by Grace VanderWaal playing]

[sports commentator speaks indistinctly]

♪ 'Cause you don't hurt me ♪

♪ I won't mold to ♪

♪ Your silly words ♪

♪ I won't live inside your world ♪

♪ 'Cause your punches and your names ♪

♪ All your jokes and stupid games ♪

♪ They don't work ♪

♪ No, they don't hurt ♪

♪ Watch them just go right through me ♪

♪ Because they mean nothing to me ♪

♪ I'm not clay ♪

[slow piano playing]


You've got mail, you've got mail, you've got mail, you've got...


[all mail being read out loud]

[whirring, beeping]

[door] Hey, good afternoon, Mai. I bet you had a great day.

You like... Die in a fire.

[door] Okie dokie, good talk.

[Momo barking excitedly]

Not now, Momo.

[Molly] Mai? I'm almost done, then I'll fix dinner.

[Q-Bot] Gravity is your friend.

Look out, here comes a black-horned rhino!

How was your day?

[Mai] I killed a man for his boots.

That's great, honey. That's great.


[bowl singing] It's noodle time! I can't wait for...

[Q-Bot] Yes and kick and kick!

Show your smiles! Make it happen!

Yeah. In, two, three, four. Kick ball change, kick ball change.

[bowl] It's good, right?

Stupid! [groans]

[Q-Bot] Stroke, stroke.

Mai, honey?

I said I was making dinner.

I'm not hungry, Mom.

Oh, so that's how it is?

Are you going to at least look at me when you're being all teenagery?

[Mai] Okay, I am sorry.

Can I go now?

[gasps] Oh, Mai!

What happened?

I had a really bad day, okay?

Those kids are making fun of you again?

I know.

It's hard.

I feel alone sometimes too, but only sometimes.

You know why, right?

You're never alone when you've got a Q-Bot!


Don't you understand anything?

[hollow thud]

[collar rattling]

[Momo panting]

[Momo whimpering]

[Momo panting]



Mmm... Sandlewood.

Hey there, Molly. I've finish the vacuuming.

There's a rather lovely Merlot and a piping hot lava cake waiting.

Maybe a foot rub later?

Let's see, are we missing anything?


We both are.

You understand me, don't you, buddy?

You understand my unfocused rage. Yeah, you do.

Yeah, you're the only one who gets my rage.

[electronic chiming, beeping]

[keyboard soft clacking]

[Momo collar rattles]

[Momo huffs, whimpers]

[thunders rumble]


[drone warbling]

[lasers zapping]

[computer chiming]

[electricity arcing, dumbster vomits]

[dumbster burps] Oh my God.

[Alfredo] Thanks for going through the garbage.

Oh, no problem at all, Dr. Rice. My pleasure.

[whirring, beeping]

[blast, scanner whirring]

[door] Wow, thank you for opening me!

Oh, look out. Here I go closing.

Whee! [clack]

[Momo barking]

[barking translated to French, Chinese]

[in English] Get the [bleep] out here. I will bite your head off, [bleep].

This is Momo's house!

[robot] Hello, small rodent.

Small who?


[Momo growls, thud]

Momo, quit it! Get in here.

What? You again?

My bag! What are you doing here?

Who even are you? I'm the stupid robot.

That may be the only honest thing I've ever heard a robot say, actually.

But, you've got to go. I have bigger problems to deal with.

[crickets chirping]

I don't want you here.

Don't you... Don't you get it?

I hate robots!

I really enjoyed looking through your personal belongings.

You're still super creepy.

Would you please just go?

[Molly] Mai, don't forget to brush your teeth before bed.

Four out of five dentists recommend me!


[Mai] Ah!

Stupid parental settings!

[brush] Floss twice a day.

[Mai struggling]

Hey! [laser zaps]

[Mai gasps]

Tartar kills. Floss.


Holy mother of toast!

Wait, wait, wait! Wait a second.

What was that exactly?

A phased plasma rifle in the 40GW range.

Are you sure that's legal? Legal?

So, why'd you track me down again?

You said you needed your bag.

Well, what do you say we make a deal?

I don't know. What do I say?

Okay, listen. You're gonna stay here tonight.



Not you, Momo.

I knew that. You judging me, bro?

I can keep this?

Well, if you do me a solid.

You can keep it.

Come on, Momo. He's judging me.

Now, get some rest or whatever it is that robots do.

We're going to have a big day tomorrow.

[hollow thud]

[Momo] You see that? I see you judging me!

[Momo swearing in distance]

[motherboard] Warning. Current memory will fill in 48 hours.

Recommendation: delete overflow memory to clear space and avoid input lock.

Who's out there? I swear, [bleep].

I will bite your head off...

Space cleared. Warning: core memory fail error.

Current memory will fill in 51 hours.

[high-pitched screech]

[Dr. Rice] Oh.

You know I created you, right?

Dr. Tanner Rice.

Oh, hey. Justin. Sorry.

[stuttering] Something... Something wrong with the line?

No, no!

Just wanted a little check in, that's all.

There was an incident today.

On the freeway. Oh, well then...

With an unsanctioned robot of your design.

I'm curious. Are we not giving you enough to do?

No, no. We're not?

Wait, I mean...

Yes. All right, look, okay. I can explain.

Don't bother, I like to think I've been pretty relaxed about your side projects.

Yeah, I think it's just great that you keep pushing me.

But I need you to be concentrating on the Gen 6.


[robot] Hey, guys. Remember, one in every home.

No, I know, I know. My mind has been a little...

No more side projects, no more distractions.

[heavy whirring]

[Justin chuckles]

Think of that. It won't be a problem anymore.

There you go.

The only robots I want making news, doctor, are the Q-Bots.

Yeah, I just...

"One in every home."

Show them what you've got. What are you waiting for?

[girl] Almost there, come on.

Come on!

Take the shot!


What? [kid] Who shot that?

[Mai] 'Sup, fools.

Have you got a short memory or something, Su?

[all Q-Bots] On the bright side, it's a really beautiful day for a beating.

It sure is.


Say the thing. Oh, right.

You best not be stepping to me, bruh.


You think this is a game?

No, this is payback.

I mean, well, this is a game. But, you know.

Whatever, get her off my field.

What do you say? Three rounds, nothing in the face?

Wow, nice catch.

What was that? What's going on?!

My robot!


[kid] Is this what karma feels like?

That's what I'm talking about. Woohoo!

Thank you.

Did I... do you a solid?

Is our deal done?

We're not done. We're not?

We're just getting started.

["Gonnawanna" by Deap Vally playing] ♪ I'm gonna ♪ Yeah.

♪ Do it 'cause I wanna ♪

♪ Drowning under magazines And politics and get-rich schemes ♪

♪ And Tindering to beat the rest And making sure my profile's best ♪

♪ Maybe it's the latest trends Or looking at the lives of friends ♪

♪ Or bumming on a lack of likes Or maybe I don't give a fu... ♪

♪ The sand, the sea, the salt, the surf ♪

♪ Is telling me, that it's all worth it It's all worth it, it's all worth it ♪

♪ Baby, I weren't put on Earth ♪

♪ To just obey your every word ♪

♪ I am going out to play And you don't really have no say ♪

♪ I'm gonna ♪

♪ Do what I wanna ♪

♪ I'm gonna ♪

♪ Do it 'cause I wanna ♪

♪ Why you try to boss me 'round Mess me up and bring me down ♪

♪ You think you know what's good for me Like I don't have my own instincts ♪

♪ You can bully, you can bark You can circle like a shark ♪

♪ But you're just wasting energy 'Cause, honey, you can't outswim me ♪

♪ Come on, shake it, let's get loose ♪

♪ You're too uptight like a noose ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm doing things the way I want ♪

♪ I work hard but sleep a lot Let's live our lives and live 'em big ♪

♪ 'Cause we only got one life to live I'm on a psychic safari ♪

♪ And I'm not sorry ♪

♪ I'm on a psychic safari ♪

♪ I'm sorry I'm not sorry ♪

[distorted guitar solo]

[missile whistles, blows]

[whistling, blowing]

♪ I'm gonna ♪

♪ Do it when I wanna ♪

♪ I'm gonna ♪

♪ Do whatever the... I wanna ♪

[audience applauding]

[host] Welcome back to the big show!

It's me, Wang Nima.


[Justin] Yeah!

[audience cheering and whooping]

Thank you. [woman] You're awesome, Justin!

We're back with IQ Robotic's CEO, Justin Pin.

Talking about this little guy, the new Q-Bot Gen 6.

[audience cheering]

[Wang Nima] Wow!

Well, I know I'm going to run right out and pick mine up.

Oh, that's good.

Hey, Justin. Changing subject for a second, I have a question. I'm all ears.

Have you heard about this robot rampage on the freeway?

Word is, it looks like one of your robots was doing all the damage.

[Justin chuckles]

Well, I mean, we've got a lot going on these days.

But yes, of course, I have heard about this tragic event.

I've been assured by my people as well as the proper authorities, this dangerous and counterfeit robot has been destroyed.

It is 100%, definitely, you can take it to the bank, dead.

Oh, I see. It's dead. Oh, poor little guy.

Play the clip! What? I don't have... Oh you...

[audience gasps]

[woman] What is happening? Oh!

[nervous laugh]

Wow, this is... I'm seeing this footage for the first time.

That's very out of character for our robots. Don't you think?

Oh, I mean look at that. That's not...

[electrical sparking]

[audience gasps]

That's horrible.

So, you're telling me, it's not an IQ Robot?

Oh, good Lord, no!

No, our operation is perfect.

Oh. Okay? I would never allow something like that to come out of IQ.

No, no, no. Besides, we're a little more into connecting people. than taking them apart.



Give it up for Justin Pin, everybody.

[show theme plays, audience cheers]

[man] Go Justin! [girl] I love him!

[lights buzzing, Momo barking]

[hissing] Momo! Shh!

[Molly listening to rap on headphones]

[Momo barking muffled]

And I was like, "You want a piece of [bleep]?"

And then, bam! Scrap metal! You don't [bleep] with Momo, son!

I love this [bleep] thing.

You know, there's something wrong with your small mammal.

He likes you, no big deal.

Have we met? Oh, you don't remember me.

I don't remember you too, bruh.

[robot beeps] [screams]

What's that? Oh, this? This is nothing.

Why do you ask? [motherboard] Warning, memory low.

Anyway, goodnight.

[hollow thud]

Hey, is something wrong?

You should go to bed. Your mom will worry.

Nice try, dude. Come on, what's up?



[motherboard] Warning: current memory will fill in 18 hours.

Recommendation: clear space to avoid catastrophic system reset.

That sounds bad. Is that bad?

Well, I'm broken.

If my storage gets too full, I won't be able to make new memories and my brain will shut down.

Well what about that? Can't you get rid of all that stuff?

That stuff? No, those are my core systems.

I'd gain storage, but I'd lose functionality.

Oh, man. That's rough. I'm sorry.

It's fine, I just delete a few memories every night.

That way, I don't lose them all. How do you know which to keep?

Well, I keep the important ones.

But the real problem is, the more memories I make, the harder it is to choose what to forget.

Let me help.

I'm pretty sure there are things not worth remembering.


Okay, then.

What would you delete if you had to choose?

[beeping, chiming]

Oh, wait. Play that one. No, you're the stupid robot.

There you go, delete that one.

But that memory's special.

We'd just met.

How come no one every told me I have an ugly mad face?

I can't delete that.

It's you, Mai. That's not me!

If you delete that memory, I'll still be here.

We can make some other ones, it'll be cool. Trust me.

I trust you.

[buzz] [motherboard] Space cleared.

Does it hurt?

I don't know.

Once it's gone, there's nothing. Like it was never there.

Like it was never there.

I'm being selfish. What about...

Enough! Don't. Matthew!

[door slams]

Mai, are you okay?

Are you hurt?

What? No, it's fine.

[bottle shatters] Goodnight, I guess.

Hey, keep it real, yo.

You too. Keep it real.


[chuckles lightly]



[Justin] Hey.

[muffled] Hey.

[Justin] Do you recognize this?

So, I'm just curious. You made this, right?

All by yourself, in your free time?


Look, I'm not mad about this. I mean, it's pretty cool, right there.

I could really use a robot like that.

I mean you betrayed me and I have to kill you now but I could... No, no. Can you stop? Please, just listen.

I can't understand what you're saying. You know what, never mind.

He's alive. He's not dead.

I mean, I could find the robot.

I could tap into the Q-Bot video feed, so we could see everything they all do.

All the Q-Bots everywhere. They'll be our eyes.

I'll find it!

One second.



[hissing intensifies]

[hissing ceases]

Let's do that then.


[robot] Hello, small rodent. [Momo yells]

Good morning, Mai. Oh! Hey, dude.

Woah, nice.

All right, so what do you want to do today?

We have a lot of options.

Hey, what's that?

This? A baseball bat.

What's it for?

You know, for hitting baseballs. It's a game.

Do people get hurt in baseball? Depends on who's playing.


Mai, I was thinking... [Mai] Hmm?

Well, maybe you and me, maybe we could play a game today.

You need to teach me. Maybe not baseball, probably, but...

Soccer or something? Something like that.


Oh, I just mean. What if...

We do one day where we don't, you know, blow stuff up.

Aren't you having a good time?

I thought we were having a good time just hanging out.

No, no, we are. Are you kidding? It's the best.

I really like hanging out.

It's been great, I have lots of cool memories now of us hanging out. Okay, so why do you want to bail?

I don't! Because we can't quit now.

There'sway to much injustice in the world.

Like, together we can fix it.

So, nobody has to get hurt ever again.

I would never let you get hurt.


Well, there you go. See?

[Dr. Rice] He's alive. Find the robot.

He's alive. Find the robot.

He's alive, find the robot. He's alive, find the robot. He's alive...

He's alive, find the robot. Okay.


[burst] [Mai laughs]


[Mai exclaims]

[muffled] Come on. Come on!

[whirring, beeping]

Oh, of course! Find the girl, then I find the robot.

[robot] Oh, they put a pizza place there.

[noodle ad jingle playing] ♪ I can't wait for noodle time ♪

♪ Dancing noodles on my mind ♪

[singing along] ♪ Don't you know it's noodle time ♪

♪ It's noodle ti... ♪ Coming through. Ah!

[kid] Get lost.


Hey, why are you so mean to everyone?


Please accept my apologies, ma'am. She's quite the scamp, I dare say.


Well, I guess it's no problem, really.

[kids laugh] [girl] Oh, yeah.

Again, so sorry.

Don't worry. I got this.

No, Mai. Really it's okay.

You don't have to do this. You want to try that again, Greenwood?

Oh. Hello, Mai.

Where's your little friend?

[robot groans]

It's time you jokers learned we don't take no smack off of nobody.

"Jokers?" "Smack?"

I totally understand what she's talking about.

Oh, no. - Attack! [kid] Look out! - Hey, it's the girl.


[punk rock music playing] ♪ Noodles! Noodle time ♪ Do something! Let's go!

Stop it. That's not fair.

[kids yelling]

[thump] [screams]

[Mai] That's what I'm talking about.

♪ Noodles! Noodle time ♪ Get 'em! Me? Woah, take it easy.


What are you doing?

[Mai groans]

[cage rumbles] [Greenwood screams]

Blast her! [Greenwood and robot] What?

I can't do that. No, I didn't mean kill her.

You know, beat her up. Something.

I want her to hurt like how she hurt me.

No, Mai. You don't want that.

I mean, she's just a kid like you.

Listen. I'm sorry, okay?

I wasn't doing anything.

What is wrong with you anyway, you crazy little freak?

[Mai grunts] [Greenwood screams]

[Greenwood crying]


[robot] Why are you so angry?

[Mai] What do you know about it?

You're just a stupid robot.

[robot] Maybe you and Greenwood can be friends?

I thought...

I thought you were my friend.

I am. I am your friend. -[clank] Mai, wait!

[crickets chirping]

[drone whirrs by]

[motherboard] Warning: current memory will fill in eight hours.

Recommendation: delete overflow memory to avoid catastrophic shut down.


Seriously, you're running out of options here, buddy.

[Mai] You're just a stupid robot.


[Mai] Blast her!

[chiming, whirring]


[motherboard] You're about to delete the weapons control system.

This is a core system.

Weapons will be unavailable until full system reset.

Are you sure you want to do this?


Space cleared. Weapons inactive.


[groans, arm rattling]

Hey, Mai.

You were right. I was able to delete my weapons and...


[robot chiming]

[crickets chirping]

[dog painting]

[Momo groans]

[sighs] Was I wrong?


I guess he was just trying to help.

I don't know.

Look, you were wrong and he was right.

I mean you were being a brat and he was trying to be a stand-up guy.

Good Lord, woman...


Sometimes, I think you're going to be my best and only friend forever.

At least you'll never leave me. Will you, buddy?

No you won't. Oh, no you won't.

You know what, [bleep] that guy. He's dead to me.

Oh! What's up, man?

How much did you just hear? Cause I was... They were just jokes.

[robot] I made you a gift.

[Mai sighs]


[wheel squeaking]

The most important parts of me... are the memories of you.

It hurts when I lose them.

[Mai sniffles]

You lost something too.

[Mai continues sniffling]

Listen, would it help if I promise you I'll never let you down again?

How can you promise something like that?

People leave and there's nothing you can do about it.

I don't know. You're probably right.

I do know I don't want to lose you.

Then, maybe... don't lose me.

Mai, if I lost you, I'd be lost too.

So... we cool?

You got my back? I do got your back.

Then, yeah, we cool.


Mom, don't freak out.

Look, I can explain.

I think you'd better get your robot, young lady.

[whirring] Okay, okay.

Optical CRT intact.

Brachial prismatic joints are fine.

Motor responses...

This is where you removed your memory storage unit.

Uh-huh. I'm broken.

Don't worry. I can fix it.

This chip contains a full system restore point.

A disc image from when I first created you.

Run this and you'll be like new again. A fresh start.

Wait, a fresh start? Does that mean I lose my memories?

Woah, hands off hippy! Mai, don't be cute.

Want to tell me what this is all about? This is Dr. Rice, Mai, and that's his Q-Bot.

No, no. This isn't a Q-Bot. This is... He is... something special. He has a purpose.

[Q-Bot] Oh, I didn't know we were expecting company.

Can I offer you a lava ca... [electric shock]

Woah, what are you doing?

Sorry, listen... [Q-Bot] Sandlewood.

[electric shock]

Listen, something terrible is about to happen.

7723 is our only hope stopping it. I designed him to stop it.

I get it. He's a weapon. What?

Why would you put weapons in a robot? Because it's awesome.

Awesome indeed.

I'm sorry, is now a bad time?

I mean, should I come back? I could always come back.

Who is this? How'd you get in here? Justin Pin?

Oh, my gosh. I'm a huge fan, I'm your biggest fan.

[chuckles] I'm a huge fan of you!

Ah, Dr, Tanner Rice here, really should be more careful with this secret project.

Well this has been really great but... Justin.

My old friend. If you're in there, please hear me.

Don't you remember the old days?

Come on. Dude, it was so awesome!

I mean, building robots for the people.

Before Ares. Before all of this.

[Q-Bot] Foot rub later? [Dr. Rice] Come on. This isn't us.

Seriously, when did making the world a better place become killing people?


I actually think "killing people" is making the world a better place.

But I'm glad that we have this out in the open.

Secrets hurt after all, right?

I think he wants to kill us.

Oh, no, no. Not you per say, but just people in general.

I want to kill them, all of them. Most of them.

Whatever. Look, don't worry. Once it gets rolling, thinks will be happening really quickly.

Boom, boom, boom. Trust me, it will be fine.

[heavy whirring, beeping]

[walls cracking]

Justin Pin's a bad guy? That explains a lot actually.

[debris clattering, Momo barking]

But he's messing with the wrong cute little robot.

Blast them! I'm sorry, Mai. But I can't.

What? I...

[groaning, blasting]

[swoosh] [Molly] Mai, what is going on here?

[Mai screams]

You know what? That is a great question.

What is he doing?

[Mai] Use your guns! Use your plasma thingy.

Get back, it's not safe.

Ah! [thud]



[thump, 7723 groans]

[Momo growls, yips]

Uh-oh. Okay, fine.

Who's dog is this?

[Q-Bot] Hey, guys.

Did he just explode? We gotta go back, we gotta get mom.

[thump] [Momo barking]


[ship whirring]

Mai! Mom.

Mom! [7723] No.

[Molly] Mai!

[army robot] Surround the target. Why aren't you stopping to help her?




[muffled explosion]

[alarms blaring]

[fire crackling]

Wow, what a scuffle. It looks...

[whirring in slow-motion]

[powering down]

[blast] [Mai] Stop!

Put me down! Stop, just stop!

[water splashing]

What is wrong with you? They took my mom!

I'm sorry, I couldn't stop them.

This is how you got my back?

I thought you were some kind of superhero.

But you just stood by and let them take her.

You let them. I didn't let them.

I had nothing to fight them with.

What? I deleted my weapon control systems.

What? Why would you do that?

Because I was out of memory.

There was nothing I could delete that wasn't you.

Okay, so your precious robot memories are more important than my mother's life? Is that it?

Is that what you're saying?

I hope that's not what you're saying.

I know I messed up, but I had no choice. I had to save you.

I can't lose you, Mai.

My parents are gone.

The second I believe this thing between us is real you burn it down to the ground like everyone else does!

Look, remember this.

I'm bailing first.

[water splashing]

[Mai crying]

[metal scraping]

[soft whirring]


[robot vocalizing]

[Mai groans]

[thud, glass shattering]

You okay, kiddo?

[indistinct chatter]

I have you now, princess. No!

Get your hands off me. Okay, come on...

Mai, don't do this by yourself.

I don't need you. Come on. Just listen to me.

Hi, you are in violation...

Please stop fighting me. [robot] Huh.

Mai, I'm trying to help.

[sarcastically] Oh, good! Weapons would help.

Did you bring any weapons this time? - It doesn't work like that. I don't know about you,

but a rocket launcher would make me feel a whole lot better.

[7723] If I brought my weapons back online, the process would purge my entire memory.

I'd forget everything I've ever learned.

[sarcastically] Oh, real tragedy.

I wouldn't know who to fight anymore. Whatever, I can fight alone.

I've been doing it my whole life. You are not alone!

I'm always alone. This time...

[sirens wailing] This time's no different.

[security robot] You are now surrounded...

[sirens wail in slow-motion]


You're right. I let you down.

A lot of people let you down, but you are not alone.

[Mai] If I'm not alone that means I've brought you down into my garbage life.

Is that really where you want to be?

[7723] Nowhere else.

[Mai sniffling] I miss him.


And everyday, I'm mad at him for leaving.


Look at us.

Quite a team we make...

A broken robot and a broken little girl.

It's more than I could have ever asked for.

What do you say we go and get your mother? Together?

We're going to get our butts kicked without your weapons.

You know that, don't you? Oh, yeah for sure.

[security robots] Violation. Alert. Alert.

[7723] Let's go. Come on. [sirens wailing]

[button clicking, door thudding]

Momo! What?


[robots gabble in confusion]

Alert. Alert.

Hold up! You guys hear that? [indistinct conversation in distance]


Momo, shh! [7723] Wait.

[sniffing, barking]

[Momo] She's that way! Momo said she's this way, come on.

Wait, Momo says?

"Momo says?"


I don't need that. I have a copy of that.

All right, maybe I can try that. Where did I see...

Where did I put it, I know I... I have money.

Oh, you're here. We're saved! Hey, hey! Guys, wait. Oh, goodness.

Where's my mom, nerd shirt?

Ignore that, that's a trap.

There's no way I'll ignore that. No, listen.

We can save your mother.

We can save everybody, but we have to stop Ares to do it.

What? Who cares about Ares if that Justin Pin guy is the problem?

No, you don't understand. It's not Pin.

He isn't...

I mean he...

He lost all patience for tedious backstory?

Yeah? [laughs]

These guys again?

I think that's just about enough, Dr. Tanner Rice.

Tell me where you're keeping my mother!

Oh, right. The human woman. Oh my gosh.

I had created the perfect trap for you guys.

Hold up. What?

What do you mean human woman?

What? What do you mean, what do I mean?

I mean, who talks like that?

Normal humans do. [chuckles nervously]

[stuttering] I mean, I do. Because I do normal human things all the time. All the time.

Literally, you could ask any other human if I...

You won't get away with this. He can't hide forever.

You know, people will find out... [zapping]

[Mai gasps, Momo whines]

You know what, never mind. No!

[laser zapping]

[Mai] No!

[robot, low-pitched voice] Now it's time to finish this.

[flying robot] All right, Dr. Rice. Time to go.

You said two minutes, it's been two minutes.

Oh, hey Ares.

[Mai] Nope.

[crowd cheering, robots whirring]

[cheerleaders song playing]

Give me a D! [blast] [crowd screaming]

[confused chatter]

[man] It's Justin! [crowd whooping]

[Justin laughs]

[bell rings]

[horn buzzes, P.A. speaks indistinctly]

[zap, thump]


[gun firing]

[7723 groans] [7723] Oh, come on...

[glass dome shatters, crowd screams]

Oh, no!

[robot] So, then I go back and get him... [Mai] Go get the cops!

But Dr. Rice is dead. I have to take some time to process this.

Okay, get the cops. Get the cops.

[missiles whistling, thumping]



Momo, come on!

[Momo barking]

[gun cocks]

[muffled] Mom, are you okay?

Oh, Mai. My baby!

Mom... I'm so sorry.

I should've paid more attention. You felt so all alone. I should've given you a hug, but I was alone too and thought robots were my answer. But you're my answer!

I hope that I'm your answer. You were so right and I was wrong.

I love you so, so much!

Wow, yeah. I love you too.

But listen, Pin wants to kill all these people you need to help me get them out of here.

They're never going to believe you.

I am a beloved public figure.

And they do whatever I want them to.

[echoing over P.A.] These morons are lining up to pay for the bombs I'm going to use to kill... Hold on, wait a second.

Am I...

Am I hearing an echo?

Hello. Do you guys hear that? Can anyone else hear an echo?

[crowd gasps]

[Justin] Uhm...

[nervous laugh]

Give me that!

[Momo barking] Come here!

[Mai] All of you, listen, now!

The Q-Bots are bombs!

Head for the exits. Why is no one running?

Run, right now! Get away while you can!

[metal clank, powers up]

[thumps, whooshes]

[crowd cheers]

Ah! You. Are. A. Mean. Pervert!

[plastic bouncing]

[crowd gasps]

Oh! What?


Oh, why did you do that? [low-pitched] I'm just trying to help!

[crowd screams]

No, no!

[thud, thump]

Okay, fine! I killed Justin Pin and stole his body.


[Justin and Ares voices in unison] "Boo-hoo!" Shut up!

The guy's dead. Get over it!

You know what he said to me? "You're perfect," he said.

"Now go make the world perfect."

You want the world to be a better place?

You humans are what's wrong with it.

You're flawed and you're broken. Keep talking, crazy pants.

[Justin] The only way this world gets perfect... is with all of you dead!

[thud] [Mai groans]

Maybe I'll start with killing this one?

Get your hands off of her!

Put your [bleep] finger on my daughter... [Molly and bleeping continue]

[Momo barking excitedly]

[Ares] I guess I don't have to wear the man's suit anymore.

Let's just scrub ahead to the everyone dies part, shall we?

[whirring, warbling] [Q-Bots hissing, exploding]

[crowd screaming in despair]

Have at it!

[high-pitched hissing]

Don't leave yet. [zapping]

Oh, snap!

Momo, come on. [barks]

You just lost a very loyal customer! Okay, Mom.

[Justin] Every home. Gorgeous.


Oh, my god! Mai, I've never felt so close to you.

Ah! Mai! Mom!

[Greenwood] Ah! Stay away, you freaks! [Mai] Heads up!

[Greenwood] That was amazing!

Yeah, cool. Mai, I'm sorry about what happened.

Okay? I didn't mean to hurt you or anybody.

And I know you weren't... Can we do this later?

All right, okay.

[Mai] Follow me, it's our last chance!


[man] Look out! Hurry up!

[Mai] Come on!


[door whirrs open]

[people exclaiming]

Mai, what are you doing? Come on! I'm going back for them.


[loud blast]

Hello, pr-pr-princess.

[Mai screams]

[rocks rumbling]



[chiming, whirring]



[metal clanging, whirring]

[evil laugh]

All right.

[Ares yells]

[loud zapping]


[7723 groans]

[electricity arcing]


You don't have to fight.

[thuds, blast]

It never stops... and it never fixes anything.

[Ares] You have been ruined by that human child.

Humans are the imperfection I mean to correct.

No one is perfect!

[Ares] I am!

[electricity arcing]



[7723 groans]

[Ares] Don't you get it?

You're as broken as they are.

But my world... My world will be perfect.

No more pain, no more conflict.

No more injustice.

No humanity.

You are very evil.

[Ares] Ah, agree to disagree.

Oh, hey. Look what the meat puppet dragged in.


[helicopter thrumming]

[7723] Mai.

You are not ruining this for me.

[Mai screaming]


[7723 groaning]

[Greenwood] Let her go, you weird old dude.

Don't make me kick your butt. Greenwood, what are you doing?

Get out of here, go!

[swoosh, thud]

[gun cocks] [Mai and Ares groan]

Ah! Mai!

[Mai groans, screams]

I am a stupid robot!

[whirring, beeping]

[motherboard] Warning, you are about to begin a full system reset.


All memories will be lost.

Are you sure you want to do this? [7723] Yes.

[motherboard] Beginning now. Memory deleted.

Weapons available.

[7723 whirrs, groans]

[clanging] [Ares growls]


[7723] I've got your back.

Holy crab stacks.

Thank you. Mai, listen to me.

Our memories make us who we are.

Don't let the bad ones stop you from making good ones.

[slow-motion] What are you talking about?

[motherboard] Memories deleting.

Weapons restoring.

Are you okay?

Look out!

[Ares stomping, Q-Bots hissing]

[click, buzzing]

[lasers whistling]


[shock wave]

Your weapons...

[7723] You are amazing. Go make new memories.

[Ares] Stop wasting your time.

[Mai] What... What are you...


[gun firing]

[soft thudding, swoosh]

[muted blast]

[motherboard echoing] Memories deleting.

[gunfire chiming]

[missiles whistle, blow]




[high-pitched screech]

[groaning] [muffled blast]

[muffled missiles clicking]

[soft whirring]

[powers up]

[muffled gun firing]

[windows shatter]


[metal rattling]

[dull clanging]

[clanging reverberates]

[whirrs down softly]

[Ares powers up, fires]


[muffled blast]

[powers up]

[metallic screech]


[sparks buzzing]

[chainsaw revving]

[7723 powers up]




[whistles by]

[missiles whoosh]





[powers up]

[motherboard] Full system reset successful, main memory initialized.

[rattling, engine powering down]


[wind blowing in distance]

Are you there?



Please come back. I'm-I'm sorry, I-I was wrong.

Please, please. Don't be gone.

[evil laugh]

[laugh continues]

Aw, stop it.

You're going to make me cry.

Not really. [digital stutter] I'm kidding.


[neck snapping, Ares groaning]

[Mai groans]


Move aside little human.

No, don't! Stay away from him.

No! You do not get to touch him.

[Ares] What is it with you people? It's like you thrive on futility.


[gun energizes] There we go.

Huh? What...

Oh, well.


[metallic clang]

[Ares laughs]


[Momo barks, growls] Hey!

What are you...

Who's dog is this? [Mai] He's mine!

You stupid robot!

What? Don't!

[electricity shuts down]


[Momo growling]



Ah! Oh, no!

[indistinct chatter]



You were trying to tell me and I...

Those memories were all you had and...

You gave them up, for me.

And I'm sorry.

Just please...

Don't be gone.



[metallic rattling]

[powering up]



Hello. What's your name?

[sighs, cries]

[sobbing] [Molly] Oh, honey...

[thunder rumbles]

[birds chirping]

I can keep this? You can keep it.

[Momo barking]

Hey, Momo. This is Momo.

He's a good guy, okay? Okay.

Hello, Momo. S'up, buddy?

Hey, sweetie.

How's he doing?


I think.

[birds chirp]

[drone warbles, birds tweet]

[powers up]

No! No, no, no!

It's okay, you're okay.

I've got your back.

"I got your back."

Oh, man.

What? I'm allergic to pollen. Are you judging me?

Hey, Mai. You ready? Oh hey, dude!

You girls have fun now.

Come on, let's go.

Mai, what are you waiting for? You ready?

[Momo] It's from generations of inbreeds. My ancestors were wolves, bruh.

["Clearly" by Grace VanderWaal playing]

Come on!

[Greenwood] You can play too, but hurry it up.

[girl] Bring it. [boy] I'll be the goalie.

[Ani] Over here.

[Greenwood] You're good, but not as good as me.

[kids laughing] - Nice try. I'm open!

[girl] I'm going forward!

[kid] He's so cool!

What do you call him? [Mai] My friend.

♪ And all the signs I once ignored ♪

♪ In my denial I didn't want to face them ♪

♪ I can see clearly now The rain has gone ♪

♪ I accept all the things That I cannot change ♪

♪ Gone are the dark clouds The dawn has come ♪

♪ It's gonna be a bright ♪

♪ Bright, sunshiny day ♪

♪ There's a world outside my door ♪

♪ I forced my feet down to the floor ♪

♪ I'm gonna make it out I'm gonna make it out ♪

♪ Take a breath and say a prayer ♪

♪ Find the strength in my despair ♪

♪ It's not gonna take me down It's not gonna take me down ♪

♪ All the roads I've been before ♪

♪ Same mistakes always got me shakin' ♪

♪ And all the signs I once ignored ♪

♪ In my denial I didn't want to face them ♪

♪ I can see clearly now The rain has gone ♪

♪ I accept all the things That I cannot change ♪

♪ Gone are the dark clouds The dawn has come ♪

♪ It's gonna be a bright ♪

♪ Bright, sunshiny day ♪

♪ It's gonna be a bright ♪

♪ Bright, sunshiny day ♪

♪ All the pain in my sorrow ♪

♪ Won't change today, only ruin tomorrow ♪

♪ Oh, all the pain in my sorrow ♪

♪ Won't change today, only ruin tomorrow ♪

♪ I can see clearly now The rain has gone ♪

♪ I accept all the things That I cannot change ♪

♪ Gone are the dark clouds The dawn has come ♪

♪ It's gonna be a bright ♪

♪ Bright, sunshiny day ♪

♪ It's gonna be a bright ♪