During the 2014 version of Robocop there were some short camera shots where I noticed an extensive lack of color in the image (nearly to the feeled degree of black-and-white when compared to the rest of the movie). These short shots were immediately followed by a cut to persons in the normal color scheming of the rest of the movie. The parts where I noticed this were
- A short aerial sweep across the city of Washington D.C.
- a zoom along the hallway of Dr. Norton's hospital right before he is first introduced (with the guitar player and his new hands).
- A zoom to the control desk before Robocop's first simulated test (where he time-trials against a single robot).
First of all, I'd like to know if anybody else noticed those colorless shots or if this was likely just my particular cinema/film/mind being broken (in which case I might even opt to delete this question). And in the former case I'd like to know the reasons for those shots. Were they technically-based or was this lack of color done on purpose to convey some kind of message or effect?