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** Dick Jones actually mentioned he hated the Old Man, even referring to him as "Iron Butt". And given how unphased he was by the demonstration that led to an employee's extremely violent death in the first movie, he's always been like this. Delta City being delayed likely made him more agitated and more willing to cut corners morally.

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** Dick Jones actually mentioned he hated the Old Man, even referring to him as "Iron Butt". And given how unphased he was by the demonstration that led to an employee's extremely violent death in the first movie, he's always been like this. Delta City being delayed likely made him more agitated and more willing to cut corners morally.morally.
* The previous "candidates" to be Robocop 2 all went crazy and killed themselves or had to be put down. Yet they think a batshit-insane cult leader would be a good choice? What sense does this make? Was the "reasoning" something like "he's already crazy, so becoming Robocop 2 won't make him any crazier?"


It was less about Hob being a kid, and more about Hob reminding Robocop of his son. That's where emotional oomph of this scene lays. Remember, after Hob shot Robo earlier in the movie, he has a flashback of playing baseball with his son. Hob represented what Murphy had lost.



** It was less about Hobb being a kid, and more about Hobb reminding Robocop of his son. That's where emotional oomph of this scene lays. Remember, after Hobb shot Robo earlier in the movie, he has a flashback of playing baseball with his son. Hobb represented what Murphy had lost.

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** It was less about Hobb being a kid, and more about Hobb Hob reminding Robocop of his son. That's where emotional oomph of this scene lays. Remember, after Hobb shot Robo earlier in the movie, he has a flashback of playing baseball with his son. Hobb represented what Murphy had lost. son.

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** It was less about Hobb being a kid, and more about Hobb reminding Robocop of his son. That's where emotional oomph of this scene lays. Remember, after Hobb shot Robo earlier in the movie, he has a flashback of playing baseball with his son. Hobb represented what Murphy had lost.


* When he raids the warehouse to kill all his former comrades, RoboCain uses his [[GatlingGood onboard machine guns]] to first shoot out the lights for his advantage. But then he lights up his onboard floodlights to hunt everyone down. While this makes him look more terrifying and monstrous, presumably he has the same ability to see using infrared that RoboCop does, and if he used that instead he'd have even more advantage as it would be harder to know exactly where he is inside the warehouse.

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* When he raids the warehouse to kill all his former comrades, RoboCain uses his [[GatlingGood onboard machine guns]] to first shoot out the lights for his advantage. But then he lights up his onboard floodlights to hunt everyone down. While this makes him look more terrifying and monstrous, presumably he has the same ability to see using infrared that RoboCop [=RoboCop=] does, and if he used that instead he'd have even more advantage as it would be harder to know exactly where he is inside the warehouse.


** Dick Jones actually mentioned he hated the Old Man, even referring to him "Iron Butt". And given how unphased he was by the demonstration that led to an employee's extremely violent death, he's always been like this. Delta City being delayed likely made him more agitated and more willing to cut corners morally.

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** Dick Jones actually mentioned he hated the Old Man, even referring to him as "Iron Butt". And given how unphased he was by the demonstration that led to an employee's extremely violent death, death in the first movie, he's always been like this. Delta City being delayed likely made him more agitated and more willing to cut corners morally.


* What the hell happened with the Old Man between the original and this movie, why is he behaving so differently? I mean, Dick Jones even reffers of that guy as a "sweet old man" who means well.

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* What the hell happened with the Old Man between the original and this movie, why is he behaving so differently? I mean, Dick Jones even reffers of that guy as a "sweet old man" who means well.well.
** Dick Jones actually mentioned he hated the Old Man, even referring to him "Iron Butt". And given how unphased he was by the demonstration that led to an employee's extremely violent death, he's always been like this. Delta City being delayed likely made him more agitated and more willing to cut corners morally.


** This is Cain we're talking about -- a sadistic madman. Not a tactical genius. He probably did it specifically because it would terrify his victims.

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** This is Cain we're talking about -- a sadistic madman. Not a tactical genius. He probably did it specifically because it would terrify his victims.victims.
*What the hell happened with the Old Man between the original and this movie, why is he behaving so differently? I mean, Dick Jones even reffers of that guy as a "sweet old man" who means well.

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** Those probably weren't full unveilings to the board like the ED-209 demonstration, more likely just little things for the lab staff like when the original Robocop came fully online in the first movie.


* When he raids the warehouse to kill all his former comrades, RoboCain uses his [[GatlingGood onboard machine guns]] to first shoot out the lights for his advantage. But then he lights up his onboard floodlights to hunt everyone down. While this makes him look more terrifying and monstrous, presumably he has the same ability to see using infrared that RoboCop does, and if he used that instead he'd have even more advantage as it would be harder to know exactly where he is inside the warehouse.

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* When he raids the warehouse to kill all his former comrades, RoboCain uses his [[GatlingGood onboard machine guns]] to first shoot out the lights for his advantage. But then he lights up his onboard floodlights to hunt everyone down. While this makes him look more terrifying and monstrous, presumably he has the same ability to see using infrared that RoboCop does, and if he used that instead he'd have even more advantage as it would be harder to know exactly where he is inside the warehouse.warehouse.
** This is Cain we're talking about -- a sadistic madman. Not a tactical genius. He probably did it specifically because it would terrify his victims.


** With Robocop essentially being a successful, if controversial product with the guy who spearheaded the project dead, they'd need to make more. Just as Dick Jones unveiled the ED209 to the board, the Old Man would undoubtedly want a progress report - it is his company and his money, after all. As such, they're kind-of obligated to show him how things are going.

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** With Robocop essentially being a successful, if controversial product with the guy who spearheaded the project dead, they'd need to make more. Just as Dick Jones unveiled the ED209 to the board, the Old Man would undoubtedly want a progress report - it is his company and his money, after all. As such, they're kind-of obligated to show him how things are going.going.
* When he raids the warehouse to kill all his former comrades, RoboCain uses his [[GatlingGood onboard machine guns]] to first shoot out the lights for his advantage. But then he lights up his onboard floodlights to hunt everyone down. While this makes him look more terrifying and monstrous, presumably he has the same ability to see using infrared that RoboCop does, and if he used that instead he'd have even more advantage as it would be harder to know exactly where he is inside the warehouse.


** There was no code - Cain just pushes a single big, red, button then crushes the remote.

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** There was no code - Cain just pushes a single big, red, button then crushes the remote.remote.
* Why would they show the flawed prototype [=RoboCop=] 2s?
** With Robocop essentially being a successful, if controversial product with the guy who spearheaded the project dead, they'd need to make more. Just as Dick Jones unveiled the ED209 to the board, the Old Man would undoubtedly want a progress report - it is his company and his money, after all. As such, they're kind-of obligated to show him how things are going.


** Where did the Elvis guy disappear after the first act? His fate was never explained after the warehouse scene

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** Where did the Elvis guy disappear after the first act? His fate was never explained after the warehouse scenescene.

* Loading multi-ton mecha-Cain up with an arsenal, taking him to a press conference and then waving a drug canister under his nose. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? Wait, Robo's turned up, lets wave his gun-safety controls under his nose.
** The Old Man doesn't know that Cain is a Nuke addict; it's unlikely he even knows who Doctor Faxx even used to make Robocop 2, and even if she couldn't keep that information from him, she wouldn't have told him that their hold (or more precisely, her perceived hold) was based on feeding his habit. She's too self-confident in her own good; while she's waving the remote around she's shouting at everyone "He's harmless, he's not even armed!" She clearly didn't make the logical leap that if he was already misbehaving, he would probably go a lot farther.
*** Indeed, when the Old Man's working with Johnson and his lawyer to plan out the damage control, Johnson suggests throwing Faxx under the bus, saying she violated their trust. The Old Man's hesitant, given his attraction to Faxx, until Johnson points out that she picked the brain, meaning the whole thing is rightly her fault. The Old Man compliments Johnson for his good thinking.
** Also, in what can only be a case of learning from previous mistakes, at least didn't arm the weapons systems this time.
* How did Cain know the code sequence that would arm his weapons?
** There was no code - Cain just pushes a single big, red, button then crushes the remote.


** The failed prototypes also mostly seem to be lighter and more mobile... the original's fairly slow and pretty heavy, they probably wanted something that would have similar speed and mobility to a normal human but still be as tireless and hard to kill. RoboCain went the other way, larger and more massive, specifically because Foxx went after a subject who would revel in power.

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** The failed prototypes also mostly seem to be lighter and more mobile... the original's fairly slow and pretty heavy, they probably wanted something that would have similar speed and mobility to a normal human but still be as tireless and hard to kill. RoboCain went the other way, larger and more massive, specifically because Foxx went after a subject who would revel in power.power.
**Where did the Elvis guy disappear after the first act? His fate was never explained after the warehouse scene

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*** Don't think of it as Robocop mourning that Hob-the-psycho-kid-drug-dealer is dead. Think of it as Robocop mourning that Hob-the-kid ever became Hob-the-psycho-drug-dealer in the first place.

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** Whatever the ethics of killing an armed criminal kid, the ''optics'' of Robocop doing so are what OCP would be concerned with. They don't want their political or corporate enemies somehow getting footage of him doing that and raising a huge stink.

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