Saturday Movies The New World

The New World

This is a movie about the lives of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith during the founding of the Jamestown colony. This is a long and quiet movie, without much action at all. Instead it focuses on the subtleties of what it was like to meet strangers, learn to trust, and learn to love them, during a time of so much turmoil. It also depicts some of the political issues on both sides, and how the tension of the times ultimately made it impossible for Pocahontas and John Smith to be together.