Corrected entry: I live in Yorktown, Virginia and have gone as far as Richmond, to Norfolk, and to Virginia Beach looking for this waterfall she dives into. I would love to see a beautiful waterfall around Jamestown, but unfortunately the land here is extremely flat. "The New World" was actually filmed here just as a reference for its flat plane.
Corrected entry: When Smith prepares to ambush his pursuer (who turns out to be Pocahontas), he hides in a hollow behind a small waterfall, preparing his matchlock musket - a weapon which would have a good chance of being rendered unusable when its wielder jumps out from behind a waterfall; either by extinguishing the match, or by fouling the ignition powder with the water.
Corrected entry: The flag is ripped in the storm, but after the storm when the men are drinking, the flag is fine again.
Corrected entry: When the English arrive, the captain "Claims the land in the name of King James 1st," but obviously the current king would just have been named "King James." How did the captain know there would be others?
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the ship is leaving with the injured John Smith, Pocahontas runs to the cliff to wave good-bye. There is a shot with the ship moving behind the trees in the background. In the next shot, the ship is still moving behind the trees and Pocahontas is catching up to it and almost passes it, Then in the next shot, she makes it to the cliff and the ship is now a few hundred feet away from the cliff and the trees. How did the ship get from the trees to a few hundred feet from the cliff in less than five seconds?
Corrected entry: I don't think hummingbirds would last long in North America; with their small bodies and superfast wing flapping, they would lose their body temperature rapidly in a temperate climate's wintertime. Besides, their usual diet - flower nectar - wouldn't be available all the time as they are in the Middle and South American jungles.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, right before Pocahontas goes to save John Smith, she watches the spinning arrow on the compass, which eventually points to the rising sun. But this couldn't be (unless she has a broken compass), because the sun rises in the east, and compasses point north.