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Super Reviewer
December 18, 2007
Surprisingly slightly better than the original but still rather bland. The songs are second rate but few and far between. For a Disney movie it must be praised for being rather brave by not having Pocahontas end up with John Smith. Again it is plagued by too much formula and not enough individual charm.
Super Reviewer
½ September 12, 2012
The first 20 minutes of this movie is the best, most moving part of the thing, but from then on it drags down to Yawnsville, with a much darker tone, hit or miss songs (the first one Pocahontas sings is beautiful, & the one the Jesters & Radcliffe sing was really good), & a somewhat rushed plot. The animation is still beautiful, surprisingly, & the colors are gorgeous (but still not up to par to the colors of the first one).
Nick C.
Super Reviewer
½ April 9, 2010
A grand dissappointment no doubt. The critics even thought that the first one was inaccurate enough.
Super Reviewer
½ May 25, 2011
Even more of a lie about history than the original
Super Reviewer
March 23, 2011
Pocahontas learns that John Smith has died and that the King of England wants to meet her father or else declare war on the Natives. In order to keep the peace Pocahontas decides to travel to England with her three animal friends Percy, Flit, and Meeko who also come along, as stowaways on the boat. She meets John Rolfe and Governor Radcliffe who has his own ulterior motives and wants to stop any chance of peace between the Native Americans and England.

*Possible Spoiler*
It's a good sequel but if you're looking forward to seeing Smith and Pocahontas at the end then I suggest you don't watch it.
Super Reviewer
December 19, 2010
why didn't she stayed with john smith? Only the music was good, didn't like the story...
Super Reviewer
½ August 6, 2007
Super Reviewer
½ June 9, 2007
I think this movie was more historically accurate, but that didn't necessarily make it better.
April 3, 2012
Disney is great at making a great cartoon and then putting out a number of horrible sequels that children will beg their parents to buy because of the love of the superior original. While Pocahontas II is in the same boat it isn't nearly as bad as some of the horrendous sequels Disney has put out in the past. Mel Gibson is gone as the voice of John Smith and the songs and animation are nowhere near the original but at least it isn't a total money grabber like other Disney straight to video films.
½ September 3, 2012
Disney's Pocahontas II has had a tough go of things ever since its original release in 1998. Like so many other sequels churned out by Disney over the years, it has had anything but a positive reputation. Perhaps the reason for that is that so few people have taken the time to really try to see this flick for its intrinsic value.

On the surface, Pocahontas II comes across as just another sequel from Disney. On a deeper level, there are some small nuances to it that make it more interesting. For instance, the combination of the movie's animation and musical numbers harkens back to the company's hit 1991 movie, Beauty and the Beast. Even Pocahontas herself is reminiscent of Belle as she walks down the staircase to the ball in her yellow dress. Pocahontas II even has an elderly female character named Mrs. Jenkins who may remind some viewers of Mrs. Potts, from Beauty and the Beast (or any other figures of her ilk).

Beauty and the Beast is not the only classic movie to which Disney makes references in Pocahontas II. As subtle as it was, the movie had a scene in which Pocahontas was running away from the ball after having been set up by the evil Lord Ratcliffe. Whether or not it was intended, this scene pays homage to another Disney classic in the form of 1950's Cinderella. As Pocahontas is running away into the forest, she loses her shoes very much in the style of Cinderella. Again, this may have been wholly coincidental. But those with any knowledge of Disney's history will likely catch the reference, just as this reviewer did.

The animation and classic Disney references do their fair share to make Pocahontas II worth at least one watch. While they play some role in making it an interesting flick, there is at least one more factor that makes Pocahontas II fun for both kids and adults. That factor is Pocahontas' animal friends. Miko, Percy, and Flit are all back again for this adventure. And just as in the original of the pair, Miko's seemingly bottomless pit of a stomach gets the trio in all sorts of trouble. At the same time, all three help Pocahontas at times, too. And their antics are worth more than their share of laughs for audiences of all ages.

Pocahontas II does change the history of the famed figure for which it is named, just as in the first movie of the pair. Would it have been nice to have a more accurate history? Obviously. But the laughs from Pocahontas' animal friends along with the animation and classic Disney references make up for that. They're enough, all together, to make this Disney sequel worth at least one watch.
July 26, 2010
this movie was a mistake.. they destroyed the relationship between John Smith & Pocahontas... why they do that? :(
July 16, 2010
The era were sequels were, well, just not as great as the originals. I guess I give some kudos to Disney for attempting to be historically accurate, but it totally destroyed the relationship between Pocahontas and John Smith created in the first movie.
July 24, 2009
i love this movie to.... but... why does she go for guys wit the name John? i mean John Smith and John Wolf....
½ June 4, 2009
They screwed up the story from what happened in real life and lets face it, it's no longer that interesting without the good songs.
December 9, 2006
This movie was ok but it was definately missing something, not sure what but it did lack something. Parts of it are hiliarious though
January 19, 2008
Why did they have to make this? It's not as good as the first one and that one was just okay. The music was forgettable and the animation shoddy.
December 26, 2007
under-rated sequel to Disney's 1994 hit scores with the continuation of the story. Billy Zane is perfect as John Rolfe.
½ June 19, 2007
don't really know how i feel about the ending, you people should watch these two vids on youtube, then see how you feel. "The Pocahontas Love Triangle: Open Your Eyes" and "Pocahontas 2: Let Love In." the second one make me like Rolf, the first make me hate him.
June 29, 2007
I didn't like the thought of her going with the other guy in the end but all in all it was a good sequel
June 15, 2007
im still like what the heck happened to john smith, she shouldve ended up with him, screw baby john ralphe
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