Pocahontas: The Legend

DVD Release: August 30, 2005
Pocahontas: The Legend
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Synopsis

After being saved from execution at the hands of a vengeful Native American tribe by Powhatan princess Pocahontas, an explorer in the New World finds his relationship with the beautiful Pocahontas fueling the rage from both sides in this take on the classic tale starring Tony Goldwyn, Miles O’Keeffe, and Sandrine Holt. John Smith (O’Keeffe) was an explorer seeking adventure in a new land, but soon after being captured by the Powhatan Confederacy, the brave adventurer is sentenced to death by his captors. As the moment of Smith’s execution draws near, a young Powhatan princess named Pocahontas (Holt) saves his life by adopting him under tribal tradition. Though the act of compassion saves Smith’s life, it also draws the wrath of both Pocahontas’ tribe and Smith’s mortal enemy Sir Edwin Wingfield (Goldwyn)–who views his old nemesis’ alignment with the tribe as an act of treason. As the simmering tension between the settlers and the Native Americans breaks into a boil, blood will be spilled and history will be made.

Dove Review

The legend of Pocahontas is brought to life! Sandrine Holt gives a fine performance as the legendary Pocahontas, a beautiful princess of the Powhatan Native American tribe. She takes a liking to John Smith (Miles O’Keeffe), an explorer who lands on her soil along with others.

However, there is conflict right away between some of the natives and the explorers. When Smith winds up facing death by the tribe, Pocahontas intervenes and claims him in a tribal tradition. The possibility of peace, however, is diminished with the evil schemes of Sir Edwin Wingfield (Tony Goldwyn), Smith’s enemy.

“Pocahontas: The Legend” features a lot of action, beautiful scenery, and a powerful story of conflict and resolution. We are happy to award it our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus, due to the battles and some instances of blood. Parents should consult our content listing to make their own informed decision. This movie places you in a historic moment of our nation’s past.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a man and woman.
Language: O/G-1; H-3; D-1; Idiot-1; Fool-1; Bloody-1; "What in G's name are you doing?"-1; Horrible Snot-1.
Violence: Comment about the river will be red with the strangers' blood; man shoots an eagle from the sky; man is shot; sword held on man; knife held on man; shoving among men; man is smacked and man hit; Natives attack explorers; arrows shot; bullet wound to man and bloody wound is seen for a couple of seconds; blood on man's face; man is struck by Natives; tomahawk held to man; talk of beheading a man; man's hand put to fire; man's throat is slit but not seen.
Drugs: Drinking including wine; pipe smoking.
Nudity: Shirtless men; man in loin cloth.
Other: Lies are told by a few characters; betrayal; prejudice against Natives.

Info

Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter