Week 5: Pocahontas (1995)


This is another Disney movie that would make my top ten for sure. I can sing along with and quote nearly the entire movie. I remember clearly how many of my school friends and I would say, “Wingapo”, and do the arm motion. The year this movie came out, my Grandma Nelson gave me a lithograph of one of the scenes from the movie and a holographic watch with Pocahontas in it for Easter. I wore that watch until it became unreadable when a drop of water got inside it. To say I absolutely love this movie would probably be an understatement.

Plot Summary: An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia. (www.imdb.com)

Fun Fact: When the Native Americans are preparing for the battle, they are surrounding a big fire. Before they move to start the battle, they are all walking towards the center of the circle. As they do this everyone’s shadow is right in front of them, as if the sun was behind all of them. This isn’t possible since at least half of their shadows would be behind them and not in front of them.

Favourite Character: Pocahontas. But I am also quite partial to Meeko and Flit.


Favourite Song:

Just Around the Riverbend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DE5a80I8EU

Colours of the Wind (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvvZ1TEQRB8)


Quotable Quotes:

I’ve seen hundreds of new worlds, Thomas. What could possibly be different about this one?

As the river cuts his path, though the river’s prod and strong, it will choose the smoothest course.

Listen with your heart, you will understand.

Sometimes our paths are chosen for us.

The ripples, so small at first, but then they grow. But someone has to start them.

You can never step in the same river twice.

I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without you.

You know your path, child, now follow it.

This is my path, what will yours be?

No matter what happens, I’ll always be with you. Forever.


Final Thoughts:

The love story between John Smith and Pocahontas is by far one of my favourite Disney love stories. These two are destined to be together and, yet, so many things try to get in their way. Nevertheless, when Pocahontas finally realizes her destiny and follows it – she and John Smith begin to change their world. Whatever your path may be, when you find it and follow it, things will begin to come together the way they are meant to.


5 Mickeys out of 5:


Next Week’s Movie: Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World


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