The New World

Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 135 Minutes Year: 2005 Boobs: Zero One Sentence: This was nothing like Pocahontas! I think a lot of people didn't trust this movie, because they were not sure what it was about, and that Colin Farrell was the lead role. It was portrayed as some sort of Colony movie, but wasn't really pushed off as the story of Pocahontas, and John Smith. It was just some sort of Indian Killing movie. At least that is what I thought of when I think back to the trailer. I also thought that I wanted to see it. I think however the general viewing audience would have thought little of it with what they were offered. Terrence Malick wrote and directed a beautiful wonderful story about the establishment of Jamestown in the 1600's and the life of those that helped shape this time. Including Colin Farrell as John Smith and a new girl as Pocahontas. The story unfolds slowly, but executed with precision and grace. The filming assumes the viewer can understand what is going on, if everything is not spelled out for them, and takes a lot of liberty with that. Some scenes are quiet or chopped very short and they transition quickly not showing you the barren details of the event. This left you paying more attention to the movie, and finding more beauty in the surrounding of each scene. This is where he seemed to excel the most, in finding beauty and meaning for every scene, without explicitly telling you frame by frame what was happening. I found it to be very well done. However I think it forced the movie to be a bit slower, and for those without the patience for it, they might feel this movie is a bit boring. The depiction of everything of the period seemed done very well. The ships, and clothing to the native American's of the period. Weapons and speech all seemed to be well executed and presented with respect to the period and the people involved. Overall I felt the movie was a solid good story, that was a bit slow at times, but always beautiful, and I think that those that think this review makes the movie sound interesting, should enjoy it. //” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

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