Can we take a little moment to appreciate these wonderful few seconds near the end of Rise of the Guardians?
Jack Frost has been alone for 300 years. Alone unoticed and unheard of. Children did not believe in him and he remained but a mere expression. He was a ghost and everyone simply walked through him. This hurt Jack to the brink of him losing hope…..But…..
One little boy bought hope back into Jack. He believed and he SAW Jack. The first person to see Jack as he stands. The true Guardian of Fun. His first physical contact in over 300 years. His first hug since his sister most likely hugged her own brother. Look how dear and cherised these two are in those seconds alone. Their bond is strong.
Look at how Jack gently grips his hand around Jamie’s shoulder and dips his head, as if to say I will never leave you. I’ ll always watch over you as long as you believe in me. He doesnt want to let go and his face… he is truly relieved and relaxed to gain trust and belief again once more.
Look at the gentle background ambience too. Time seems to have slowed down. Everything has come to a slow standstill as two boys share a loving embrace.