Saturday, May 29, 2010

67. May 29, 2010 - Pocahontas (1995)

Okay, I know that as far as Disney movies falsifying history goes, this one is one of the worst offenders. I can't help it - I like it anyway. The veracity of the story that Pocahontas truly did throw herself over John Smith as he was about to be executed has been argued endlessly for hundreds of years and will probably never be settled one way or the other. I tend to think that it's been at least exaggerated over the centuries, since most of those outrageous stories have been. Either way, this is definitely part of the Disney second golden age that started with The Little Mermaid - the animation is beautiful and the songs are catchy and touching (the Academy agrees with me on that point). Plus David Ogden Stiers is the voice of the villain and I adore him as a voice.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Agreed 100%. I adore this movie. The songs are hauntingly beautiful.