Monday, November 12, 2012

Disney Sequels: Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World

When I was a kid I loved Disney movies, in fact I still do (especially now that they're Disney-Pixar). They are absolutely classic, epic, must see movies for everyone!

And then... Disney got carried away with the sequels... So, in this post I'm going to talk about one of those sequels, that probably shouldn't have been made.

And to all the Disney lovers, please don't take this the wrong way. I absolutely love Disney and I'm not bashing them in any way. I'm just simply stating my opinion.

[IMDB - Rotten Tomatoes - Amazon]

Plot Summary:
Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

VHS Release: August 4, 1998
DVD Release: September 5, 2000

-Irene Bedard as Pocahontas
-Jim Cummings as King James
-Donal Gibson as John Smith
-Linda Hunt as Grandmother Willow
-Russell Means Powhatan
-David Ogden Stiers as Ratcliffe
-Billy Zane as John Rolfe
-Jean Stapleton as Mrs Jenkins

My Thoughts:
As you can see this is for the sequel to Disney's wonderful Pocahontas, unfortunately the sequel sucked.  I don't know if there's a better way to put it... I'd probably be lying. The bottom line is this movie was disappointing. It was no where near as fun and vibrant as Pocahontas.

This sequel is about Pocahontas going to England to try and prevent a war from happening, but all that ends up happening is them changing her. They make her face white, dress her in horrible costumes, take her very symbolic necklace, and sing really crappy songs. I mean this movie should have never been made. Pocahontas was fabulous and I feel like they ruined my wonderful memory of it. Now all I can think about is this piece of crap they call a sequel. If you don't want the movie spoiled for you, I would suggest stopping here, because my rant is about to begin...

And the whole John Smith thing... They really had to use Mel Gibson's younger brother? Like Mel Gibson couldn't come over really quick and record a few lines? They act like John Smith was a big part of this movie... He wasn't... It was all that other white boy. Trying to swoon Pocahontas and teach her how to dance and take her to some ball. And then when John Smith came back and Pocahontas saw him, she looked shocked, but she didn't really seem to care that he was actually alive. She didn't seem to remember all the love they were feeling in the first movie. And she didn't even go with him. She stayed with the other guy... I COULD NOT EFFING BELIEVE THAT!!! And yes, yes I did have to do the shouty caps.

And the music.. gag! And the songs.. barf! What the hell happened Disney?? Where's the love? The romance... The magic? The happy ending that we all wanted Pocahontas and John Smith to have? I guess I'll just have to stick to the first movie and make up the happy ending in my head. It worked fine all these years, I should have never watched the sequel...

I found this gorgeous fan art,
I just thought I'd share..
Art by Sakimichan. You can view it here.

So, tell me... Did you 
watch this sequel?
What did you think?
Leave me a comment
and let's discuss it.

Have a great day!

**Art from Deviantart by sakimichan**


  1. I wasn't a fan either. Love that picture though :)

    1. I really love that picture. I had to put it in the post.


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