The New World

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It isn't surprising if you don't know that this movie is already screening in Singapore. The New World is an Academy nominated movie about the love story of John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher). Yes, the same one who could talk to animals and looked like Mulan in Disney.

Watched it at The New Cathay. I love the cinema! Clean, good service (ushers and staff actually say "thank you" and "have a nice day") and sweet popcorn at last coated with sinful caramel. All right. I digressed again, but it's probably the only place you can catch this movie.

Hollywood romanticizes and dramatizes stories. To get facts right, Pocahontas was only 13 when she met Smith and could only speak her native language. I am sorry if I disappointed Pocahontas' fans out there. No, she couldn't speak fluent English or sing "Colours of the Wind".

The New World is a very beautiful, boosts striking visuals, but lasts close to 3 hours. Yet, nothing ever really happens! Yes, no Colours of the Wind. I admired the captivating scenery and pacing but it needs a stronger, focused narrative.

Have you seen King Alexandra? If you watched that, you would never cast bad boy Colin Farrell in another period movie. No, no. No, no, no.

The New World – Perhaps you may prefer the Disney version.

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