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When Pocahontas originally came out, Disney's wave of recent hits came
to a crashing halt. The film was labeled as racist or at least
insensitive to Native Americans and the goodwill that Disney had
established with its audiences quickly evaporated. You could say they
have never been the same since.
The "fearsome foursome" that is The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the
Beast, Aladdin, and the Lion King has no equal, except perhaps the last
four Pixar movies. Pocahontas is not, unfortunately in that "club" and
never will be. Disney spent the next four to five years trying to
recreate the "magic" with films like Hunchback, Hercules, Mulan, and
Tarzan. Unfortunately, none of those films had the surprise and "good
feeling" of the earlier Disney hits, and except for maybe Mulan, none
of those films, as films, were as good either. And although Pocahontas
is and was the point where the schizm occurred, in retrospect, it's a
pretty damned good movie. So what went wrong?
First, it wasn't the Lion King. They could have put out something
"safe" after the Lion King, and it still probably would have paled in
comparison to what was then a great big giant behemoth of a movie. That
movie earned over THREE HUNDRED MILLION in its theatrical run in 1994 -
not as common then as it is now - thing was a juggernaut. Pocahontas,
following on the heels of this bad boy, was not going to live up to
People blamed the fact that it was about PEOPLE and not animals, and
that it was based on ACTUAL history rather than a fairy tale. THEN they
blamed the fact that the history part of it was botched and that the
film's portrayal of Native Americans was at best insensitive, racist at
I'll grant you that making Pocahontas' mentor a talking tree and having
her learn English "instantaneously" because she listened to her heart
is a wee bit ridiculous, but racist? Come on. The message of the film -
that love can conquer hate - is anything but racist and if anything,
the film shows the "Indians" in a more human light than the English,
who are their usual, stereotypical pig-headed selves.
Here's what else is good about the movie: The SONGS. Remember 'Colors
of the Wind'? Could there be a better song about reconnecting with
nature and valuing the earth more? We NEED this song right now,
especially, with the world seemingly sliding ever more into a
consumerist "bliss," what better than to see some beautiful chick
running through the forest teaching that rugged white man how to value
LIFE? And what the hell is wrong with that I ask?
And what about some of the other songs? The one about the RIVER BEND
and making choices - good stuff. And the whole montage ending song that
repeats SAVAGES SAVAGES BARELY EVEN HUMAN from both sides - showing
that BOTH SIDES misunderstand each other. It gives me chills when
Pocahontas is running and you see the war superimposed behind her and
she sings "HOW LOUD BEAT THE DRUMS OF WAR!" - makes me want to cry!
Don't we need this now I ask you?
But, by far the best thing about this movie is - the animation. It is
absolutely GORGEOUS. The design for this film is sumptuous, with mostly
blues and a seamless style that never gets in the way and illustrates
the action (and the feminine nature of the film) so beautifully.
Compared to the dreck that is the HUNCHBACK - that film is ugly as sin
- and the absolute HIDEOUSNESS of Hercules - the animation in that is
strictly straight-to-video, Pocahontas absolutely ROCKS. Only Mulan,
with its chirpy story and colorful style match up to the grandeur of
While Pocahontas didn't have the grand ending that the Lion King had
(it was a downer, remember?), the story bucks tradition by making it
about people instead of animals, and its' message outweighs the
"historically inaccurate" complaint. What movie IS historically
accurate? Disney took a chance with this one and they got BURNED, which
is why they went back to doing "safe" crap like Hunchback, which tanked
anyway. They should have done the SCARLET LETTER or something like that
- really start pissing people off. How about the MARQUIS DE SADE?
There's some history for you!
Watch Pocahontas again without the weight of expectations. You'll be
surprised by how good it really is.
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, Irene Bedard
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