Should it matter that the Disney movie Pocahontas is not historically accurate?

Should it matter that the Disney movie Pocahontas is not historically accurate?

A lot of people like to dismiss Pocahontas from being one of the great movies, because of the fact that the characters and facts that it was based on are much different than the end product. Some people think that it is disrespectful to native Americans to depict the facts so skewn, but yet the movie has touched so many with its amazing message. What do you think?

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toughwolf3
I honestly don't care because Most Kids would not understand the real story of it.
on May 27
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Soulfure
It's Disney. They would do anything to make money. Even if it's to make a movie that is historically inaccurate.
neefflove
Like 95% of box office moviesthat are "based on true stories" are very historically inaccurate. The stories are dramatized and added upon. It's not just Disney.
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on May 25
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RpgGamer
Native American history is not the Happiest in the world and is not really suitable for Disney's type of storytelling.
In fact Pocahontas was actually a little girl who got married to some British guy and was taken to Britain.
(The chubby badguy in this movie) and John Smith was someone who claimed to be saved by her.

(I heard about it in school, a first nation school)

And I don't actually mind I thought it was an interesting move as a kid.
on May 25
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Sharkboi
I believe it should. Kids out there actually believe that the story of Disneys Pocahontas and the other Natives is accurate in real life even though its not. I still think its a good movie and everything but I just wish that the story would have been accurate.
neefflove
If it were accurate children would have seen an 11 year old girl married to an adult Englishman, taken to the new world and die of disease. The move is based off of a myth in its self. The girl known as Pocahontas didn't even for a fact save John Smith. That was a story I himself told three times, the facts changing each time. John Smith was an unreliable man See More▼
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iFunTheSlyOne
No. But, more people would watch and like it if it were historically accurate.
on May 25
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