You know, "The New World" could be considered by some critics as movie-making at its finest, but man is it dull. I was squirming in my seat the same way I was when I watched "Out of Africa", which did win Best Picture years ago.
It seems to be fairly accurate, unlike the Disney cartoon, but overall the story of Pocahontas seems to be greatly overrated, especially since Pocahontas didn't live past 22 and didn't really accomplish all that much in her lifetime. It's just one of those characters in history you seem to hear a lot about, but there really isn't that much about them that's remarkable.
That's what "The New World" is like and there's no "Colors of the Wind" to singalong to... Pity.