Well, it certainly explains why his face never bleeds. I think it would have been neat to see it at least partially damaged at some point, exposing the mechanics underneath it.
Oh wow, I never knew that! That make so much sense now. I was like, "shouldn't like we be seeing blood or something on his face" after Robo gets hit in the head by ED-209 in the first film but yeah, latex makes much more sense. I originally thought that his face was one of the few organic parts left alive and continued to be sustainable thanks to his baby food, but I like the "molded face" idea more now.
I had no idea the face was supposed to be fake. Never, ever noticed that! I had assumed they somehow kept his facial tissue alive since they had his brain, eyes, etc. Learn something new every day!
Are we talking about the skin being cold to the touch in 2? If so I always wrote that off as where there was so much machine underneath and nothing internal to keep his skin warm. Or was there a direct reference?
When Mrs. Murphy comments about how it's cold, he says "They made it to honor him". Which I took to mean that they had created a likeness of Murphy to act as the face of the machine, in honor of the man whose parts they used. He could have looked like anybody, really.
But the words "they made it" indicate pretty strongly that it's artificial.
I always took that scene like this: Murphy was lying to help her forget him
True, but it would be hard to hide whether the skin was real or not. Living skin is warm, regardless of what's underneath. The fact that it was cold at all would indicate that it was artificial.
Unless you're thinking they skinned Murphy's skull and wrapped the leather around the mechanical face...
Just to be clear, I think we're mostly all agreed that the only parts of Murphy that made it into Robocop was his brain and a few feet of his digestive system? Those aren't even his eyes.
Agreed, Jedi2016- some parts could be up to debate, but everyone knows he's not a 'cop in a special suit'
*although he did almost keep his left arm....
If that's a rubber Murphy face OCP put on Robo, why did they keep the bullet hole?
I don't buy the fake face explanation. If OCP was going to do that, why would they make Murphy blink? You'd think that would hinder his digital visual ability.
REALLY have to watch this again. Starting to lean back towards real face...
I always thought they'd managed to salvage Murphy's face and a few other bits, digestive system and such. It doesn't make sense to me that they designed the face as almost a tribute to Murphy due to them having no problem "losing" parts the could have saved.
I think that it is his real face. They tried to eliminate this feature with Cain in the second film, but my money is on real face. It's one of those elements designed to make him more human. No way it's a fake face. Why not give him a robo face otherwise? His voice was still the same, meaning he must have had some vocal cords in there as well. Eye color still the same, etc.
Just rewatched the movie again. Absolute work of art. Especially the soundtrack score when Robocop goes back to his home and remembers his family. Very haunting stuff.
And clarence boddicker is such a scumbag, wow he really is disgusting!