Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Movie review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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More romance than history, but kids will enjoy.
  • G
  • 2000
  • 72 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Some fighting, and the usual Disney comic mayhem.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Pocahontas is a Disney Princess, whose brand reaches far and wide. Expect to see Princess branding on consumer merchandise, food products, etc. as well as in books, websites, and other media.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several characters, including a dog, get drunk.

What parents need to know

Parents nedd to know that this movie, while inoffensive, is highly inaccurate historically. There is some animated violence and drunkenness, but nothing graphic.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7-year-old Written byLila Jo May 1, 2011

Sequel as good as original.

It is a good move. I know that they usually do sequels that sometimes fall short of the original. But I like this one as much.
Teen, 13 years old Written byLookingatfilmsa... July 12, 2020

A Cash Grab

During the time films like pochahontus one were made (known as the Disney renaissance), straight-to-home-video sequels were made years later by Disney as a way... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byvolleyball29 May 8, 2020

it doesn’t make sense

this completely ruined the first one for me. the ending of the first one seems like number 2 will be about john smith and pocahontas, but it’s not. this movie s... Continue reading

What's the story?

In this sequel, Pocahontas, believing John Smith to have died, goes to London to try to convince the King not to attack her people. On the way she meets another man, also named John, and has various adventures, some dramatic, some silly (her animal friends make the journey with her, and of course they cause amusing but harmless trouble in the old world).

Is it any good?

POCAHONTAS II: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD is an enjoyable film, beautifully animated and convincingly performed. But its romantic view of the story of a Native American girl and the English man she conquers through her honesty and beauty is somewhat grating, in light of the realities of what European settlers did to native populations in America.

Without some additional historical information, the film is just a sweet but pointless love story. However, seeing it is a perfect opportunity for children to start to learn the history behind the legend.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what actually happened between the Native Americans and early English settlers. They could research the true story of Pocahontas, and the history of native cultures in this country.

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