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If John Smith didn't get shot


If John Smith didn't get shot do you think he would've ended up with Pocahontas? He loved her so deeply I wished they ended up together even if it didn't happen in real life. They were a cute Disney couple.

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I wish they were able to stay together. Radcliffe was a dick for shooting John Smith and costing him the chance to be with the girl he loved.

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Wasn't he aiming for Pocahontas' dad?

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Yes. All the other Disney couples are supposed to have lived happily ever after; the only difference was that John and Pocahontas had obligations they both felt they couldn't ignore (well, mainly Pocahontas).

It might not be very realistic that an Englishman would give up the entire world he knows for a life in Native American Virginia, but that's what makes Disney movies great! They're a place where pragmatism doesn't always overcome idealism the way it usually does in real life. I mean, it's also not realistic for a girl to end up with a prince/beast who held her captive, or for a mermaid to become human and never see her underwater family again over a guy, or for a sultan to undo what was probably a centuries-old policy about marriage so his daughter could wed a "street rat," or for a demi-god to marry a mortal, or for an army captain to marry a trainee he thought was a guy all along, or for a princess to marry a well-known thief.

The fact that she "chose a different path" in the sequel and went with Jon Rolfe was just Disney trying to make up for getting panned for not adhering to historical accuracy in the first film (because Rolfe was who she married in real life, and there was no romance with John Smith at all). I pretend that movie doesn't exist.

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I used to own the second movie on VHS I got rid of it lol I have the 10th anniversary DVD.

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Sequel? What sequel? There was no sequel to this movie, only a sick joke.

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Agreed! That was a terrible move on their part to make that just because some people wanted a Disney documentary.

Little Mikey Myers that lived across the street.

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No man, he was an adventurer, he could never settle down.

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Perhaps. It's interesting to analyze, though. But I still think there would be tension between the Natives and the Settlers regardless.

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