Who in the bloody hell at Dreamwork’s thought it would be a good idea to give the Inca High Priest in the movie a British Accent? Which leads me to my next question since when did the Ancient Aztecs, Mayans, Incas, Romans, Greeks and any other Civilization prior to the any Western European have Old English Accents. Was there something I missed in my history book that said That they all spoke with deep British Accents?
You raise an interesting point, but if we were to be entirely accurate, the show’s main characters would not speak English (American or otherwise), but rather Spanish—and not a variety of Spanish that many hispanophones today would even understand (this would be pre-Don Quijote castellano for ya). Of course the Inca would have spoken neither English nor Spanish, but their own language.
Another movie that bugged me in a similar fashion was Prince of Persia—so it takes place in Persia right? And Jake Gyllenhaal is the main character. BUT HE PUTS ON A BRITISH ACCENT TO PLAY THE PART. Makes absolutely no sense that they would have him fake an accent to play a part that takes place well outside the British Isles.