The scene where Pocahontas makes her father understand reminds me of how narrow-minded I was at some point. I grew up in a conservative Christian family. I don’t support what most believe here, but I can understand their perspective. Over the past years, I’ve come to learn that just because I believe in God, doesn’t mean I get the right to devalue someone. I think because of personal experience, we all hate one another from fear, but if we open up to each other, we could open ourselves to Jesus.
I was nine when I first went to Disneyland Paris. I went on a coach trip with all my extended family and some family friends, who were basically family. Once at Disneyland, me, my mother and the family friends went around together. We went on the train around the park and my mother’s friend’s mother (like a grandma to me) started smoking. She had a row from a CM while Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas was playing. She’s dead now but that song makes me cry because it always reminds me of her.
It would be nice if Disney made a movie with a heroine who wasn’t a princess to begin with. Perhaps we wouldn’t have to deal with the idea to fit criteria and such. I don’t think girls need a role model in every female character they come across, just a character who’s human would be enough. I can’t bring myself to like a princess in particular exactly because they’re too much of a goal to aim as a person and not a human I can relate to.
While driving home from a vacation, I was reminded of Pocahontas. I could have gone down the interstate, saved a couple hours of driving and gas and what not, but instead I took the scenic coastal route. Sure it was super windy and sometimes I was sandwiched between a mountainside and the ocean, but I had a lot more fun and kept wondering what was around the bend.
I wish Pocahontas wasn’t named Pocahontas… like, the story is good, the music rocks, but having the whole story linked to a historical figure who’s life is so unlike the movie makes me not like the movie
“Watching Pocahontas as a kid was what really got me into cliff diving as an adult. Yeah, it’s definitely not the same, but it’s secretly why I wanted to make it a hobby.”
“I’m really sad Disney changed the idea of having Percy and the other animals speak in Pocahontas. I know there were complications with John Candy’s passing since he was to voice one of Pocahontas’s companions. But I think the movie would have been better with talking animals.”