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Old September 17 2012, 05:17 PM   #136
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This is supposed to be his "Swat mode"


Robocop 1.0: looks like the original suit, but is turned down, because in the script, a test study with criminals make fun of it and say it looks silly. They even sarcastically reference Eddie Yang(the guy who designed Iron Man in the movies).

Robocop 2.0: Looks similar to the 1.0 variation with minor tweeks, but his armor is tinted green.

Robocop 3.0: Is still similar to the others, but his armor is now black, and has a big OCP sign on its back.

Robocop 4.0: This suit can now change colors. It has a civilian mode that makes him look like a cop in a blue uniform. When he sense danger, he'll go into "intimidation mode", and his suit changes colors to all black and looks like a SWAT uniform.
Having an "intimidation mode" makes some kind of sense, I guess, but all the other stuff just seems so unnecessary. Is there any reason we really NEED to see him in a bunch of different armors and colors over the course of the film?

What the heck does that have to do with character or story?

How do his different modes detract from character or story?
Besides, he's part machine. It's logical to make tweaks and upgrades as he is tested in "real life" situations.

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Old September 17 2012, 06:00 PM   #137
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Who knows how this movie will turn out, but I agree that one of the strengths of the original design is that it looks robotic. On top of that, Weller moved robotically, which strengthened the overall concept. It's quite possible that a more advanced version would look more streamlined and move more smoothly (don't know if this one does). If it does, it might not spell disaster however, because the major point of Robocop is that he acts like a robot in his lack of emotion and perceived lack of humanity. If that part is successful, then this movie might not turn out too badly.
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Old September 17 2012, 07:14 PM   #138
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This is supposed to be his "Swat mode"


Robocop 1.0: looks like the original suit, but is turned down, because in the script, a test study with criminals make fun of it and say it looks silly. They even sarcastically reference Eddie Yang(the guy who designed Iron Man in the movies).

Robocop 2.0: Looks similar to the 1.0 variation with minor tweeks, but his armor is tinted green.

Robocop 3.0: Is still similar to the others, but his armor is now black, and has a big OCP sign on its back.

Robocop 4.0: This suit can now change colors. It has a civilian mode that makes him look like a cop in a blue uniform. When he sense danger, he'll go into "intimidation mode", and his suit changes colors to all black and looks like a SWAT uniform.
Having an "intimidation mode" makes some kind of sense, I guess, but all the other stuff just seems so unnecessary. Is there any reason we really NEED to see him in a bunch of different armors and colors over the course of the film?

What the heck does that have to do with character or story?
Sigh, that argument again. The story is that several versions of the armor are developed during the film.
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Old September 17 2012, 07:48 PM   #139
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This is supposed to be his "Swat mode"

Having an "intimidation mode" makes some kind of sense, I guess, but all the other stuff just seems so unnecessary. Is there any reason we really NEED to see him in a bunch of different armors and colors over the course of the film?

What the heck does that have to do with character or story?
Sigh, that argument again. The story is that several versions of the armor are developed during the film.
AND, there can be more variety of action figures.
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Old September 17 2012, 07:51 PM   #140
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^Funny you mention action figures because this Robocop is being marketed like one. He's a product.

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What the heck does that have to do with character or story?


The remake is marketing him like a product. Robocop 1.0 to 4.0 are all products to Omnicorp.

Murphy is expendable to the company. Lungs? Heart? all disposable to them.

It lessens/degrades what Murphy was. Murphy is being used like he's nothing to them

Slap an OmniCorp label on it and market it.


If they wanted to turn him into a toaster they could have. They're nothing about the man.

Even the exposed right hand is rumored to have a company image angle.


Nobody wants a cold robotic hand to protect a kid. So the hand is meant to assure people when Robocop is protecting them.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:07 PM   #141
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Not too keen on those suit designs, but I have high hopes for the film. It might end up a hollow, cg mess, but I'm so fond of the original that I'm eager to give it a go.
(Really enjoyed the sequel in all its cheesy glory, as well, though the third film was sort of rubbish.)

95% of HollyWood's remakes/reboots are just painful, though I do enjoy Dawn of the Dead, Planet of the Apes, and several others.
(The recent Apes, NOT the Burton version. Love ya, Tim, your film Ed Wood is among my favourites, but I nearly cried in the theatre watching your version of POTA.)
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Old September 18 2012, 05:14 PM   #142
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Sigh, that argument again. The story is that several versions of the armor are developed during the film.
Yeah, I get that. But it still feels like a cheap, unnecessary gimmick.

Much like in the Knight Rider remake when they had KITT changing colors and transforming into a truck for no good reason.

The original movie got across the idea that Robo was a product with no rights perfectly well. We didn't need to see him in a series of different colored armors to make that clear.
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Old October 5 2012, 10:45 AM   #143
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I doubt the remake will inspire a T-shirt as cool and bad ass as this.
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Old October 5 2012, 10:57 AM   #144
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
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This is supposed to be his "Swat mode"

Having an "intimidation mode" makes some kind of sense, I guess, but all the other stuff just seems so unnecessary. Is there any reason we really NEED to see him in a bunch of different armors and colors over the course of the film?

What the heck does that have to do with character or story?
Sigh, that argument again. The story is that several versions of the armor are developed during the film.
And it makes perfect sense within a story where he's marketed as a product.

The crying and wailing about this is pretty silly.
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Old October 5 2012, 11:02 AM   #145
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I doubt the remake will inspire a T-shirt as cool and bad ass as this.
That'll get you laid.
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Old October 5 2012, 11:17 AM   #146
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All my lectures finish that way - I simply say "Bitches leave".
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Old October 6 2012, 11:03 PM   #147
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New set photos










Still no sign of the other modes for Robocop.

The right hand remains exposed. Some people assumed it was so the actor could smoke.


As mentioned before, the exposed hand could be for Omnicorps public relations purposes


Nobody wants a cold robotic hand to protect a kid. So the hand is meant to assure people when Robocop is protecting them.
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Old October 7 2012, 12:18 AM   #148
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Yeah, yeah, Robocop whatever, I'm Batman.

If only OmniCorp had left my junk organic this hand would be useful.
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Old October 7 2012, 12:49 AM   #149
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Yes. My batsuit has nipples in the shape of company logos. I'm not happy about it, either. See my face? Not happy. *sigh*
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Old October 7 2012, 02:24 AM   #150
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It's funny to remember Miguel ferrer(1987 robocop)and micheal Keaton(batman 89) having full heads of hair. Now they're practically bald
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