New Worlds

New Worlds

DVD - 2015
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Set during the tumultuous time of North American colonization, this gripping drama follows the lives of four young people: Abe Goffe, Beth Fanshawe, Ned Hawkins, and Hope Russell, as they fight for a better future in the wilderness of the New World and back home in England.

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hecto
Jul 04, 2017

Stuck it out through one episode -- which was either a feat of great patience or a sign of advancing dementia. It's just plain awful.

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gingin1972
Dec 23, 2016

Not to bad seen much worse!

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beemerfan
Nov 13, 2015

This is a very violent, bloody, and gruesome movie. Very negative and not at all what we expected. I cannot recommend this movie to anyone.

EuSei Jul 08, 2015

(Spoilers) This movie has so many inaccuracies it makes my head spin! First, picturing King Charles II as mercilessly hunting down people responsible for the death of his father (Charles I). Fact: only a few of the regicides were executed and he very deliberately had the others’ sentences lessened to life imprisonment for the sake of keeping the peace. Then portraying him as fanatically persecuting Catholics when some suspect he might have been a secret Catholic; as a matter of fact, he had a Catholic family. Charles' main concern was actually making sure the paranoia didn't split the kingdom again. The misrepresentation of unfair treatment of people to get materials and money for London: the city had been rebuilt almost a decade before! There is the family of John Francis (Catholic) entertaining Monmouth (a Protestant) as a future contender as heir to the throne, instead of James, the Catholic heir! Really? The movie starts with a bunch of Puritans gathering in a church; while they are aware of hostile Indians around, there is no one left in the stockade to watch. The inevitable happens: the injuns attack with beautifully crafted ladders (Home Depot?). One tiny girl smashes Indians faces with her bare little knuckles—sure, if you have older brothers try to overtake them!—and shoots repeatedly although no one sees her reloading. Then a group of Puritans, in the best English army formation, shoots the savages—again, the reloading probably happened off scene? Yeah. Back in England—although nobody tells you!—poachers (who hunt at night and hide because their actions are illegal) in broad daylight, come near the house to retrieve a deer they shot. While the animal is still alive, they slit its guts and a girl who had ran outside from the house, crouches by to bath her hands in the warm blood—because blood makes your hands white and soft! Nice, isn’t it? Scenes keep jumping back and forth, from the New World to England, without explanation, nor a logical link among them. King Charles II is portrayed as also spreading his tentacles of horror and torture to the New World. Oh, please! The coup de grace came with James Cosmos playing “Goff”; he delivers the typical “Europeans stole the land from the Indians” yada yada yada, so out came the DVD! American indians were nomads, yes: after exhausting the surrounding land where they lived, they moved to greener pastures. It was their custom to leave their old behind to die in winter, while they moved to warmer climates. (Did you know it could take up to 18 buffalo hides to make ONE tipi?) Then, who hasn’t heard of Buffalo Jump? The indians would get a herd of buffalo (which means hundreds of animals) to stampede over a hidden drop off. After they took the parts they wanted from the dead piled-up buffalo, the carcasses were left behind to rot.

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