Tonight, I watched many of the Cowboys shorts by Phil Mulloy. They are all very similar in that they feature black painted animation and it's very, very, very simple and not particularly attractive and lacks fluidity. Perhaps it was meant to look this way deliberately, but technically speaking this wasn't exactly a pretty film.
This film is a commentary about the acceptability of violence in society and Western films. The entire short consists of people with blood-lust trying to kill--shootouts and other violence as entertainment. At the same time, many of these characters are "good Christians" who pray and feel they are doing God's work in behaving so savagely. While far from a subtle message and possibly offensive towards Christianity (depending on how you take it), it did drive its point home well.
By the way, this film is very similar to Phil Mulloy's "Cowboys: Murder".
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