From Hedwig's thing:
2 important considerations:
1. Does a "historically significant" story justify being made into a movie, and does cinema suit the telling of such a story?
2. Has anybody seen the movie? If not, how can we say how it portrays the "suffering of the native americans"?
Yes, I'm obviously going on the trailer, which I made fun of for a solid minute, even saying to a friend "this looks like a bad version of the start of TRL", then heard Malick's name and had my draw drop at how disappointed and surprised I was.
If you say it's racist to not be interested in this story, then I guess you can call me racist. With rare exceptions I've never enjoyed films in this type of context. It could turn out to be amazing, and not a good poor indians getting slaughtered by all bad (except maybe one) white guys, cartoon-style simple conflict movie... but I'm not holding my breath.