History Headscratchers / RiseOfTheGuardians

3rd Mar '17 11:38:43 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** My question was why they would believe (even subconsciously) in Sandy, but not in Jack, when both of them would seem to be on a similar level of children-knowing-about-them-ness.
5th Feb '17 8:24:57 PM Puterboy1
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* A question that has bugged fans ever since the movie came out: How did Jack get his hoodie and what became of his cloak if we are to assume he is still wearing his white shirt and vest underneath the sweatshirt?


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** He does say that they both know how it feels to be cast out, so maybe it was because he saw Jack as a kindred spirit.


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** A better line would be "and all you have to do is...believe."


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** The book's version of events has Nightlight becoming Jack Frost, which makes things even more confusing.
12th Dec '16 4:26:16 PM Sharlee
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** The Tooth Fairy has mice working for her in Europe instead of tiny hummingbird-fairies, so presumably Guardians can adjust their motif to suit different cultures and regions. Possibly once he takes up responsibility for children year-round, rather than just amusing them in winter, he can become known as Jack ''Fun'' in winter-free regions and summertime.

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** The Tooth Fairy has mice working for her in Europe instead of tiny hummingbird-fairies, so presumably Guardians can adjust their motif to suit different cultures and regions. Possibly once he takes up responsibility for children year-round, rather than just amusing them in winter, he can become known as Jack ''Fun'' in winter-free regions and summertime. Tropical specialty? Ice cream and shave ice.
12th Dec '16 4:25:28 PM Sharlee
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** The Tooth Fairy has mice working for her in Europe instead of tiny hummingbird-fairies, so presumably Guardians can adjust their motif to suit different cultures and regions. Possibly once he takes up responsibility for children year-round, rather than just amusing them in winter, he can become known as Jack ''Fun'' in winter-free regions and summertime.
12th Dec '16 4:20:59 PM Sharlee
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* Why are some of the Guardians so...unrecognizable, especially if their power is derived by the belief of all children? For what it's worth, North and Bunny are alright in terms of design (most notably since there aren't many ways in which you cam make a little bunny seem very awesome or threatening while still being friendly toward children), but why make Tooth a sort of hummingbird-person and Jack Frost a teenager or a young adult, instead of the old man he's usually pictured as?

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* Why are some of the Guardians so...unrecognizable, especially if their power is derived by the belief of all children? For what it's worth, North and Bunny are alright in terms of design (most notably since there aren't many ways in which you cam make a little bunny seem very awesome or threatening while still being friendly toward children), but why make Tooth a sort of hummingbird-person and Jack Frost a teenager or a young adult, instead of the old man he's usually pictured as?as?
** Tooth is hummingbird-like because, most likely, a hummingbird is the most "fairy-like" creature the author of the books could think of: a delicate, sparkly, fascinating, and spirited little flying critter. As for Jack being a kid, it's a kid's ''movie'', and his character-arc is one of him growing up enough to embrace responsibility for others: qualities pretty much guaranteed to be a NoSell if he'd looked like a rickety old man.
12th Dec '16 4:01:56 PM Sharlee
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*** Maybe for Australians and others in the Southern Hemisphere, he embodies the ''longing'' for springtime? Much like how, if the baby New Year had been included as a Guardian, he'd represent the prospect of a whole year's worth of new seasons despite being "born" in the depths of winter.

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*** Maybe for Australians and others in the Southern Hemisphere, he embodies the ''longing'' for for, and future promise of, springtime? Much like how, if the baby New Year had been included as a Guardian, he'd represent the prospect of a whole year's worth of new seasons despite being "born" in the depths of winter.
12th Dec '16 4:00:51 PM Sharlee
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*** Um, excuse me, just to pull you up on this, but Bunnymund is clearly modelled off a kangaroo. And it's not just an accent, he uses boomerangs as weapons. And he drops so many cliche Australian slang words that I feel like I'm choking on my own culture. He's definitely Australian, and it bugged me as well that they put Easter in springtime, when here it's smack in autumn.

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*** Um, excuse me, just to pull you up on this, but Bunnymund is clearly modelled modeled off a kangaroo. And it's not just an accent, he uses boomerangs as weapons. And he drops so many cliche Australian slang words that I feel like I'm choking on my own culture. He's definitely Australian, and it bugged me as well that they put Easter in springtime, when here it's smack in autumn.
*** Maybe for Australians and others in the Southern Hemisphere, he embodies the ''longing'' for springtime? Much like how, if the baby New Year had been included as a Guardian, he'd represent the prospect of a whole year's worth of new seasons despite being "born" in the depths of winter.
16th Nov '16 8:49:13 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** ^ What about people who don't believe in God? A message like that would seem weird in a movie that's not overtly religious.
5th Oct '16 3:00:39 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* If Jack's only way of spreading fun amongst the children of the world is through blizzards and snowball fights and the like - winter things - then what happens after he becomes a Guardian when a child from the tropics needs help with having fun?

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* If Jack's only way of spreading fun amongst the children of the world is through blizzards and snowball fights and the like - winter things - then what happens after he becomes a Guardian when a child from the tropics needs help with having fun?fun?
* Why are some of the Guardians so...unrecognizable, especially if their power is derived by the belief of all children? For what it's worth, North and Bunny are alright in terms of design (most notably since there aren't many ways in which you cam make a little bunny seem very awesome or threatening while still being friendly toward children), but why make Tooth a sort of hummingbird-person and Jack Frost a teenager or a young adult, instead of the old man he's usually pictured as?
30th Aug '16 8:03:12 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* At one point, North makes mention of how the elves only ''think'' they're the ones making the toys, whereas the yetis are doing all the actual work. But if that's the case, then the elves are outclassed in terms of both combat and everyday labor - even if North simply doesn't want to get rid of them, where did they come from in the first place?

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* At one point, North makes mention of how the elves only ''think'' they're the ones making the toys, whereas the yetis are doing all the actual work. But if that's the case, then the elves are outclassed in terms of both combat and everyday labor - even if North simply doesn't want to get rid of them, where did they come from in the first place?place?
* If Jack's only way of spreading fun amongst the children of the world is through blizzards and snowball fights and the like - winter things - then what happens after he becomes a Guardian when a child from the tropics needs help with having fun?
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