Five Favourite Films with James Marsters
The Dragonball star makes his choices.
"I felt that it was a very clear message about why America lost the war. It was a scene that really got me when, right at the very end, the villagers were killing the cow. Because when we want some cow, we have someone else kill the cow and wrap it up in plastic and eat it.
But they anointed the cow with oils and paint, and the whole village got around and prayed and chanted to the cow and slaughtered the cow in a bloody brutalist way and nobody flinched. Like, they wanted beef, looked it in the eye, and knew what it takes to eat beef, and that's why we lost the war, they were just tougher.
For me the film was exploring the soft underbelly of our culture and of our weaknesses, and the film's ending dealt with this; how did we become so weak?"