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Pocahontas: The Legend (1995)

Englishmen come to explore and settle the new world. There they find natives who are curious about their "firesticks" and strange customs. One Englishman, John Smith, is captured by the ... See full summary »

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Sir Edwin Wingfield
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Billy Merasty ...
Bucky Hill ...
Japazaws
David Hemblen ...
Billy Two Rivers ...
Mochiqus
Kennetch Charlette ...
Opachisco
Samaya Jardey ...
Ottermiske
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Jules
Desmond Ellis ...
Mitchell
Shawn Mathieson ...
George
Billy Oliver ...
Daniel
Patrick Mark ...
Mathew
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Englishmen come to explore and settle the new world. There they find natives who are curious about their "firesticks" and strange customs. One Englishman, John Smith, is captured by the natives, and begins to learn their customs and beliefs. As Smith spends more time with them, specifically Pocahontas, he realizes that the white man may not be meant for the new world. Written by Jason Parker and Sean Kilby <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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They risked everything for a new world... and for ech other.

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1 June 1995 (Canada)  »

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La leyenda de Pocahontas  »

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Fine Historical Romance That Didn't Happen...
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe it is just the history major in me but this film is terrible. If you are going to write a love story and put it in the form of film then great, but don't destroy the sanctity of history. The whole manipulation of reality for a "fine historical romance" would be funny if people did not think that it was the true story.

The fact of the matter is Pocahontas did not love John Smith and John Smith was too in love with himself to think otherwise. The whole notion of "their love" comes from his personal journal. Most historians now believe that the whole event of Pocahontas throwing herself on John Smith "to save him" was an ceremonial ritual, adopting the "white tribe" (Jamestown) into the whole Powatan Alliance. Of course, John Smith, being a clueless foreigner, would not know the difference. If anything, they were just friends.

I mean seriously, he was even shot in the back by one of the Jamestown settlers because they were all sick of him (which is when he returned to England and never came back). The whole notion of John Smith being the savior of Jamestown and being in some fairy-tale relationship makes me sick, because not only does it destroy history, it takes away the credit of the people who actually worked to survive in the settlement.


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