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rot wrote

Why would they have british accents? Come to think of it why do they speak english? They've been isolated for hundreds of years


sudo wrote

Come to think of it why do they speak English?

Because the audience speaks English. If they spoke Xhosa all the time, the viewer would have to constantly look back-and-forth between the subtitles and the video. That would result in them missing a lot of on-screen details. I think the director's solution of having them mostly speak English, with a few splashes of Xhosa mixed in, worked pretty well. Yes, you have to suspend your disbelief that Wakandans would routinely speak in English, but I think that's better than nerfing the enjoyability of the movie.