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In 1607, three ships sailed across the Atlantic to the shores of what became known as Jamestown, Virginia. The arrival of these Europeans changed forever the history of the native people already living peacefully in this fertile country. Writer-director Terrence Malick, who has been waiting 25 years to tell this story, finally gets his chance in the breathtaking epic THE NEW WORLD. Colin Farrell stars as Captain John Smith, a British mutineer facing execution who finds a new purpose--and a dangerous love--in this new land. Smith falls for the young and beautiful Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher, in her first major role), daughter of the Indian chief Powhatan (August Schellenberg), laying the groundwork for trouble ahead. The Indians are both fascinated and frightened of the Europeans, not sure whether they are friend or foe. Suspicion, desire, greed, lust, and power soon combine to make them mortal enemies. Using natural lighting, carefully reconstructed forts (James Fort) and villages (Werowocomoco), reali...
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CastChristian Bale
DirectorTerrence Malick
Release Date:  2005
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (May 09, 2006)
Runtime:  2hr 15min
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review by . May 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Terrence Malick seems to enjoy himself whilst adapting big stories, which require big directors, for the screen. He's a startlingly legendary filmmaker; one that can capture you, move you, and compel you to want more (in spite of his several-year hiatus' between each damn movie he seems to make). But every time, it's worth the wait. Malick is a great filmmaker, and here he has made a respectable work of art; beautiful, ambitious, bold, and entertaining. "The …
review by . July 20, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: See Review.     Cons: See Review.     The Bottom Line: Unconventionally told, and slow and plodding at times, The New World is nonetheless a movie well worth watching if only to see the performance of QÂ’orianka Kitcher.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. The story of fabled Pocahontas her real name was Mataoaka), the Indian princess from Virginia, has been the subject of many a story cartoon …
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