Colin FarrellAs Karina pointed out yesterday, critics are all aflutter over Terrence Malick's The New World. It's lovely to hear that it's so good but also incredibly frustrating, since most of us haven't seen more than a slick trailer for the damn thing. While anything new from Malick is exciting in and of itself, as far as I'm concerned there are a lot of reasons for worry here, among them the presence of Colin Farrell, the potentially repulsive transformation of a complicated relationship buried in American history into a Love Story For The Ages and, of course, horrible memories of The Last of the Mohicans. And the (breathtakingly lovely) trailer, with its emphasis on romance and lips, does nothing to assuage my concerns.

Now, though, thanks to the LA Times, those of us who aren't fortunate enough to have seen the film have got a bit more footage - and this time it's an actual excerpt from the movie, rather than a studio-edited ad. The clip is of the famous moment when Pocahontas saves John Smith and, while I'm still scared of Farrell, its weird atmosphere and encouraging lack of interest in clear narrative are very reassuring indeed - just a few weeks until we'll know for sure.

[via JoBlo]
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