((This has got to be one of the absolute most heart-breaking GIF’s this fandom has posted yet. Jack’s been on his own for the past 300 years - no friends, no family, not even any peers or role models. Then North enters his life and is like the Dad he’s been missing his entire immortal life. North not only tries to convince Jack that he’s capable of more than he believes, but is also the only Guardian to express pride in the fact that Jack’s stepped up and taken on responsibility he’s not accustomed to. For those of you who have read North’s book, I can almost guarantee that North sees a lot of his younger self in Jack, which makes this “betrayal” even more painful for him.))
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This broke my heart into so many pieces. They both trusted each other so much, while Jack was initially irritated by North pressing behavior, you could see Jack actually has a large respect for him, while North even from the beginning he agreed, Yes! Jack is a guardian. Like a father looking at his child, he understand immediately why manny would choose Jack, but instead of revealing Jack’s center, he waited till Jack discovers it himself instead of telling him as this will not only help Jack mature and understand himself better, it would make Jack a stronger person. As the story progress, you could feel their chemistry become stronger and stronger.
When Jack was distracted by Pitch and everything was set up so Jack will take the dive, you could see in North’s eyes that he din’t want to believe it but yet, he could see himself doing the very same thing when he was younger. (North was a russian cossack, he left because he felt it was too cruel) In fact, this opens up a whole new idea that it was possible that North did something similar when he was younger.
Look at how Tooth turned to North and she looked back at Jack then back to North and how North just stared at Jack and soon turned his head away from him. This simple motion is so powerful in describing their character. When Jack turned, Tooth first response was to see how would North react, even she could sense how much care and love North has for Jack (in a fatherly manner, Down fangirls down). Then she turned back to Jack and finally back to North. This action I interpret it in this way, Tooth was sad and disappointed since Jack betrayed them and Baby Tooth was missing, though she wished it was not true but circumstances, it was hard not to believe. She turned to North, hoping maybe, just maybe North would doubt that Jack would betray them and actually try to clear everything, so she could hang onto him for judgement. It was obvious here Tooth looked up to North as a leader and not only a friend or a fellow guardian.
This scene (among the rest of the movie’s scenes) just gave me chills and broke my heart.The way Jack’s chest is heaving, he’s trying not to cry because he knows he did something terribly wrong and he let down not only Bunny and Tooth but North, someone who really believed in him.
Jack realizes how selfish he has been and now regrets so many things and he knows no words and express how deeply sorry he is nor can it fix it.
The way he turns to North hoping for some encouraging words but knowing he doesn’t deserve them,
The way North looks away and Jack just feels he doesn’t deserve to be there any longer, drops the little wooden baby and flies off.
North sees himself in Jack from when he was younger. He knows Jack is capable of so much.
This scene just speaks a thousand words and more. I just can’t stop looking at Jack’s expression and how he so badly wants to say something, anything. Just, how his brow furrows and he turns to North, his mouth opens for a moment but then closes as he turns.
I can’t….This whole movie was amazing and I hope it stays as JUST this movie. No sequels. No TV series. More books, alright but just, keep the movie as it is. It is so perfect.