The New World

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  • Powhatan tribal people stare in wonder as three ships approach shore. It s a story every schoolchild knows. And as told by filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) in this Extended Cut with over 30 minutes of footage unseen in theaters, it s a story you never imagined. Working in part from first-hand histories and adding his extraordinary sense of image and human dr

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Powhatan tribal people stare in wonder as three ships approach shore. It’s a story every schoolchild knows. And as told by filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) in this Extended Cut with over 30 minutes of footage unseen in theaters, it’s a story you never imagined. Working in part from first-hand histories and adding his extraordinary sense of image and human drama, Malick crafts a spellbinding tale of the Jamestown settlement, of cult… More >>

The New World

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  1. I had high hopes for this movie. Boy, was I disappointed! It was terrible! From the mercenary John Smith thinking all of these yuk! thoughts to the insulting image of Native Americans as people with so little sense that they jumped around playing animal while being shot down. There’s no way they didn’t know what a gun could do, it only takes one example for that.

    But there’s hope, there is a worse movie out now, Atonement.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. “The New World” attempts to deliver, yet it can hardly make it to the truck. It’s a miserable failure of a film, a complete waste of a shining talent like Christian Bale. Colin Farrell doesn’t surprise, he was horrid, like always. In all hopes this film will become but a blemish on the shining promise of rising star Q’orianka Kilcher.

    My boyfriend put it best, “The New World” was simply a two and a half hour long Calvin Klein commercial.

    In a nutshell, it was AWFUL.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Had two different Power Gloves Had big trouble with both of them

    Second glove they said, changes were made. Worked for a short period of time.

    Than messed up. Good idea bad electronics
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. If there was a no star rating choice I would give this ZERO stars. Bad, Bad, Bad. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. I saw this in the theater and only watched the whole thing because I shelled out the 7.50 to see it. Stay away… you have been warned!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Make no mistake about it, this movie is appalling.

    Yes, it has some haunting music, some beautiful scenery and one cannot fault the authenticity of recreating the period of history. The problem comes when you start looking around for a dialogue, a story, any excitement or any involvement in the proceedings.

    There is an awful lot of people wistfully staring at each other, a lot of trees blowing in the wind, rivers, birds, spiders and, well, wildlife. It seems as if the director is waiting for a story to come to him, and in the mean-time, look at that flock of birds.

    Another thing that strikes you, is the lack of a script. I think in the 2 1/2 excruciatingly boring hours of film, there must have been about 100 words said. Ethereal musings like “Who is he?” and “Where did he come from?” and pretensions like “What is life, Mother?” come drifting down from the screen. Meanwhile, from around the theatre I could hear moviegoers asking each other “What the hells going on?”, “What are those birds doing?” and “shall we go?”.

    I am sorry to the other reviewers who have rated this film so highly, as I can see what they are saying to some extent. The problem I have is that to make the points that this film is ramming down our throats – about the destruction of innocence and good-nature vs. evil-“civilisation” – it does not need such a deadly passive storyline to do it.

    I cannot help feeling that the director was doing everything he possibly could to stop the film being labelled as an “action” movie. He dampens every potentially good action scene so that it doesn’t get too exciting. Even the few battles there are, are short-lived ‘hand-bag’ affairs where no one seems to get hurt – It’s like watching “Pocahontas and the A-Team”.

    Unfortunately, in striking the balance between poignancy, style and story, he got it completely wrong. Movies like “Last of the Mohicans” have beautiful scenery, a love story, excellent action sequences, script and makes all the points this movie tries to in much less time.

    I fell asleep in this movie. Granted I was quite tired, but this movie pushed me over the edge. I fell asleep at the bit where the girl meets King James until she is walking in the garden having been reunited with Cap’n Smith. I cannot imagine anything interesting happened in the time I was out and I am pretty sure I will never find out as I will not be revisiting this disastrously overrated movie.

    ADDITION (19/04/06) To Neil Lutz – What you are actually saying is that you would prefer it if only those who agree with your point of view would publish on this website.

    Looking at your other reviews, you have come to this ‘commercial site’ (as if this fact is remotely relevant), to ‘trash’ 5 out of the 12 items you have bothered to put pen to paper about. So it’s OK for you to do it?

    I have the right to pass a negative opinion wherever I like, and will not be dissuaded by fascist censorship such as is clearly condoned by yourself. The film is bad, and the reason it did not get a look-in at the Oscars, (which seems to surprise so many people on this website), is that those Oscar judges who managed to stay awake during it, agreed.

    Please try a more mature approach when assessing others opinions. The little YES/NO buttons at the bottom of peoples opinions do not say AGREE/SEND THOUGHT POLICE AROUND.

    Rating: 1 / 5

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