“Jack, look out!”
this scene always fascinated me
Jack is about to block with his hand, when he could’ve on instinct blocked with his staff which would’ve made the block more affective, but he uses his HAND
and the sorrowful look on his face in the second picture shows how he knows Pitch won’t show him mercy.
is this a little guilt I see in jack from their.. interaction and conversation at the South Pole(Antarctica)?
this is so sad and amazing to me at the same time. Jack should’ve, by all his instincts, used his staff to defend himself. he always has. throughut the movie it is his go-to for defense and offense.
but here, he doesn’t use it. at all. it’s limp in front of him, and he uses what I am assuming his weaker arm to defend himself, but even then, he’s not moving out of the way. he’s not trying to duck, he’s bracing himself. he’s curling in and getting ready for the blow.
and part of me wonders if he thinks he deserved it. that yeah siding with Pitch would’ve been the wrong thing, but just how right of it was him to push away (what he knew at the time) the one person who knew what it was like to be alone?
the other part of me sees Jack seeing Pitch completely give up on his hopes of joining him, and the pure hatred scares Jack because it truly is a 360 from what happened in Antarctica, and who knows, he may have been hoping to at least make amends with Pitch later on
((It’s not only surprising that Jack chose to block with his arm, but also that he refused to even move from where he stood. One thing that earlier scenes made abundantly clear is that Jack is an agile, parkour master. He should have EASILY been able to leap out f the way of that attack, especially with how long it took Pitch to swing that scythe. Again, it begs the question of why he would falter.))