Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)


Adventure, Animation, Drama, Musical, Romance


Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond



Voice Cast

Irene Bedard, Judy Kuhn, Billy Zane, Donald Gibson, David Odgen Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Frank Welker, Linda Hunt, Danny Mann, Jim Cummings, Finola Hudges, Jean Stapleton, Brad Garrett


After hearing of John Smith's death, Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) sets off to London with John Rolfe (Billy Zane) to prevent war and battles between the two lands. 


The fact that Disney decided to go straight-to-video with this film was a pretty good warning, but of course I didn't listen to it. And it made me regret the boringness of Pocahontas because Journey to a New World is like a journey to hell. I really struggle to find any good in this one.

Easily the worst aspect of the film, the plot is terrible, pretty pointless and uninteresting on so many levels it's hard to explain. And for some reason I'm yet to understand the filmmakers felt the need to make it historically accurate. As if someone said, I know the story is a mess but if we make it accurate on a historical level, well, in that case, people won't be able to complain as much.

Although the worst part, the plot sure isn't the only problem here. It's the writing in general that is terrible. The dialogue is unbearable, so silly that makes you wish to be deaf, and the characters are so one-dimensional it hurts. Not to mention that they didn't even bother fully brining back Pocahontas's personality. And her new romance with John Rolfe, terrible.

And everything else is just as bad. The animation is so much poorer and the characters look so bad it's hard to recognise them. The songs are equally dreadful and they do nothing but make the film longer. And possibly even more tedious than when they talk.


  1. OMG this was so bad. I hated this when it first came out, and I happened to watch it on TV about a year or so ago just because my kid was watching it, and it managed to be even worse than I remember.

    1. I never watched it as a kid because my mother always said, sequels are awful and I'm not going to waste money on them. She was right.