Trip to the Vault (Pocahontas 1995)

Updated: May 20

Rating: A-



Introduction

For today's segment, I decided to watch Pocahontas. The story about how a hippie Juliet brings peace among her people and the greed goblins (minus Romeo, he's cool). But seriously, the hippie vibes I get from this movie made me feel like running in the forest and letting the trees tell me where to go in life. It's been SO long since I've seen this movie and realized I only know two songs from it; "colors of the wind" and "just around the river bend." This movie was awesome because it makes you appreciate the nature we have on this Earth. I went on a run through a park today, and the environment surrounding me was BEA-YOU-TI-FUL! The flowers were in bloom, the sun was out, and the cotton was falling from the sky like snow- sorry to people who have allergies. It gave me this feeling of being on top of the world (even though I was ground level) because nature has a powerful way of making everyone feel incredible.


Characters

Least favorite

Pocahontas's dad. His voice acting was super bland, and there wasn't a lot of emotion in his voice. It's like he had a robot stuck in his throat and only had a range the size of a raisin. Whenever he was mad, I was never convinced. Don't get me wrong he's a nice guy; I think he could've had a bit more energy than what he has now. He makes the classic dad move where the daughter’s soul mate is only worthy when he sacrifices something of his for the daughter (Pocahontas). 


Favorite character

The pug… I don't think I need to say more, but sure I'll elaborate. He's an example of what wealth having a baby with an introvert would look like. This dog is spoiled with riches and doesn't want anything but "me time." He cracked me up throughout the entire movie because whenever he was alone, NO ONE was allowed to be in his bubble, or else. Although, if I had a pup like that, there would be some training done right flipping away. Who knew dogs could be selfish yet hilarious?  



Fun facts

1. This movie was released 400 years after Pocahontas’s birthday. That’s so sick!! 

2. It's one of the two Disney movies based on a true story. (Mulan being the 2nd)

3. Pocahontas took five years to make. Imagine if they lost all of their content!

4. The Pug “Percy” was also historically accurate. Pugs are SUPER ancient. 


Take away

Favorite part of the movie The “Colors of the Wind” scene... DUH. It just has a lot to teach the viewers of the Disney world (as does every movie they make). Whenever I watch the scene/listen to the song, I'm inspired never to mistreat plants ever again or hurt Mother Nature. I feel like I know everything about the ecosystem, yet here I am, sitting on my couch, INSIDE, watching Disney+ movies. 


Stereotypes  We all know that this movie is famous for the racial differences among the characters, and that's what it's primary focus is. To sum it up, dark skins are savages and whites are “superior” because they can claim everything they touch. That is COMPLETELY wrong in my mind, and I'm glad Disney made a movie like this because it shows kids that it's wrong to discriminate. Everyone is the same deep down, and it doesn't matter what you look like… it's what's on the inside that counts.


In the real world The GREEDINESS in this movie is off the freakin charts. I can't imagine a world like that! Oh, wait… I spoke too soon. In a world full of materialistic things, it's easy to get caught up in fancy items. My thoughts often go to places like "I wonder what life would be like if we lived like the olden days," and I mean OLDEN days. I wish we could live a simpler life where the money isn't the main issue we're worried about. The movie Pocahontas does a great job of showing the differences between going with the flow and always wanting more in life. 

Hi everyone! The writer of this blog is Cyan Fuehr. She is currently a freshman at CWU who’s planning on majoring in Business administration/marketing and minoring in nutrition + entrepreneurship. Cyan has a huge passion for music, nature, volleyball, working out, and dogs. We hope you have a wonderful day! :)

-5/10/2020-

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