Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
He was actually affecting a babtist preacher accent. Of course, that's part of it too: he was the embodiment of everything the majority of America fears, including little redneck militia types. You're a southerner and the voice doesn't creep you out? Be creeped out by the middle-eastern imagery. You're from San Fransisco and too evolved to be an islamaphobe? Be creeped out by the Baptist preacher voice, it's the voice of Jim Jones type redneck nutjobs and grinning hillbillies missing half their teeth who want to rape nice evolved yankee boys like yourself.