I had this very experience recently while watching Ninja Assassin. (Yes...again.) This particular scene comes and goes so quickly that if you blink, you'll miss it. Literally. It comes near the end of the movie, during the raid on the Ozunu compound, right after Mika cuts through Raizo's binds and seconds before Maslow saves her from a charging ninja. It gave me chills (in a good way), and I immediately grabbed a screencap so that I could share it with you. There's chaos going on all around them, and they're taking precious time to stare into each other's eyes like this?
This little peek into their developing relationship made me wonder...what other moments are there like this? Other moments that have yet to be captured as a still and are completely different than the ones that are already out there on the 'Net? I made it my mission to find out. Below are the screencaps that I grabbed of moments throughout the movie that I thought defined Raizo and Mika's relationship and why it's obvious that they cared very deeply for one another.
*Big ol' Raizo/Mika picspam:
"Oh, Mika, Mika."
Mika showers with Raizo sleeping only a
few feet away:
Both Rain and Naomie Harris should be commended. They really did do a lot with very little to convey Raizo and Mika's depth of caring for one another. It was very subtle, yet completely blatant for those who paid attention. Pfft...lack of chemistry, my left foot.
And yes...I do have way too much time on my hands. :)
*Click on the images to make them bigger.