“Pocahontas 2 ruined the first one for me. I can’t watch it without crying my eyes out. John Smith loved her so much that he even almost died for her dad. And she just runs off and marries another man. I’m 25 years old and I cry every time.”
“I feel like one of the only Disney fans that actually likes Pocahontas and John Rolfe together. Not because it’s historically accurate, but because it’s realistic. Honestly, how many people actually stay with their first love?”
“13th of April, 1616. Dear son, I write this so that someday in the future you might understand a circumstance which shall be but a far memory to you. Your dear mother, Rebecca, fell ill in our outward passage at Gravesend. She gently reminded me that all must die. ‘Tis enough, she said, that you our child, should live.” - John Rolfe [The New World 2005 Film, Terrence Malick]
Pocahontas is the first and currently only Disney Princess to have two love interests. However, most media, including the Disney Princess franchise, keep John Smith and Pocahontas as an official couple, completely ignoring John Rolfe (from the sequel).
“I will always believe that Pocahontas and John Smith are meant to be together. People bash the movie because it’s not historically accurate but it doesn’t have to be that accurate does it? Maybe in the real world, Pocahontas is supposed to end up with John Rolfe; but in the Disney Universe she is meant to be with John Smith!”