The New World

The New World

DVD - 2008
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Captain John Smith leaves the Jamestown fort to explore and trade with the Indians, but he is captured. Princess Pocahontas asks her father to spare Smith's life and they fall in love. When he returns to Jamestown, he finds the people starving. Pocahontas brings supplies, but while saving the English, she falls in disgrace with her people. When the Indians realize that the English will not leave their country, they attack. After a bloody battle, the English trade Pocahontas and lodge her in the fort to protect their families. With the return of Captain Newport, Smith is promoted and sent back to England. He asks a friend to tell Pocahontas that he drowned during the trip. Pocahontas is civilized and baptized by the English and John Rolfe proposes and marries her. Many years later, she hears that Captain Smith is alive, and she has to decide if she keeps her marriage or follows her heart.

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The story of the English exploration of Virginia and the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

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AL_SARAHD Mar 23, 2017

We have all seen the Disney Animation, Pocahontas but this is an incredible new take on an old story. The soundtrack is hypnotizing, the scenery mesmerizing and the acting captivating. This is a must see.

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AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

A big sluggish and heavy in the middle, but the gorgeous scenery helps move it along. There isn't much talking, so you need to be watching closely, which isn't for everyone.


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FootBalm
Jun 28, 2017

Stupendous. People who find it too boring and slow should just watch Transformers. Amazing performance by Q'orianka Kilcher. A beautiful meditation on love and the founding of the United States. One of the last great movies by Terrence Malick before he gave up on scripts completely.

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Nice13
Mar 22, 2017

Very boring and difficult to understand the story. It seems the director didnt know what he was doing. Poor!!! Do not waste your time!!

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buddy_9
Feb 15, 2017

Do not waste your time watching this movie!!!!! Paint dries faster than this film unfolds. You will scratch your head every minute of this film wondering why you are still watching it. You will clap at the end, because its finally over. 0/5

AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

A big sluggish and heavy in the middle, but the gorgeous scenery helps move it along. There isn't much talking, so you need to be watching closely, which isn't for everyone.

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akirakato
Oct 14, 2016

This is a 2005 British-American historical drama written and directed by Terrence Malick.
Set in 1607, Pocahontas---the spirited and adventurous daughter of Chief Powhatan---and others from her tribe witness the arrival of three ships sent by English royal charter to found a colony in the New World.
Aboard one of the ships is Captain John Smith, below decks, in chains.
While initially sentenced to death by hanging for his mutinous remarks, once ashore, Smith is pardoned by Captain Christopher Newport, the leader of the expedition.
This film depicts the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe, and Englishman John Rolfe.
Although it is in an epic-scale, the storyline appears sluggish, underdramatized and emotionally remote.

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bpbiblio
Feb 21, 2016

Excellent film. Beautiful and moving. See my review of it on Netflix.

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0cho
Jan 15, 2015

The problem with Terrance Malick is this guy doesn’t know who he is. On the one hand he wants to produce nature movies and on the other, full depth movies. By having his cake and eating too, he ends up creating super slow movies that leaves you fast forwarding large parts of the movie, he does a terrible job combining both. Too bad this guy has too many loose screws because he would direct some really good movies had he picked one or the other…..As for the movie, be prepared to fast forward large parts of the movie.

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Erland
Dec 11, 2014

It moved me deeply.

prchske Sep 26, 2014

I've read difference of opinions on this movie. Some either liked the creativity of the film and others didn't. I felt there where many scenes where the director added dramatic pauses with either no dialogue or narration. It made the film go too slow, some of the narration I couldn't even understand what was being said. Some of the dramatic pauses I felt where not used in the right scenes and therefore added to the confusion of the movie.

prchske Sep 26, 2014

I did not finish this movie. It was too difficult to watch. The director adds lots of dramatic pauses in the video with no dialogue which really makes the movie drag. I watched it with my 13 year old daughter and she did not enjoy it as well. She too felt it was too slow with too many dramatic pauses.

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ChanellyBelly
Oct 05, 2014

(from trailer)
Rolfe: "We could leave this place together."

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ChanellyBelly
Aug 31, 2014

Pocahontas/ Rebecca: "Mother, now I know where you live."

aaa5756 Apr 16, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” -Oscar Wilde

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