It's a mystery Mad Max had to voice John Smith, Pocahontas should never have been a Disney princess when she was actually real life heroine in American history, and Christian Bale starred in another film about her afterwards. Stick with Terry Malick's masterful take instead.
Don't let the title fool you, it's far from the ordinary princess tales and despite being a bit different from the real Pocahontas story - ok, a lot different - it is a beautiful Disney movie. People who rate less than ★★★★ obviously can't paint with all the colors of the wind.
Most people approach this film for its controversy. While it is a constricted (due to a time limit and its audience) moral tale and historical recollection, what it is able to show is genuine and powerful. The film elegantly touches upon many fascinating topics (colonization, racism, semantics, arranged marriage) with enough depth that it really works. And, without a doubt, some of Disney's best visuals of all time.
Historical revisionist bullshit. If you're going to rehash a story for the millionth time at least get the details right. And why does John Smith have an AMERICAN accent!? That's not even trying Disney.
Disney has drawn Pocahontas into a memorable heroine and is recommended viewing to all those people who thought "Avatar" was an original story. Maybe a little too serious for the smallest kids and it lacks good songs and a strong climax.
EXTREMELY Poor Man's Princes Mononoke (1997). The main characters are boring, crappy villain, crappier plot, with or without the uncomfortable historical inaccuracies. Still, the real life story you'll find in your history book is more interesting than this, and this is a history that we know very little about.