All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
We are 4 Lions.
Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.
I'm a picky bastard when it comes to comedy, but I can safely say that Four Lions was tailor made for me. It is absolutely hilarious. It's In the Loop with terrorists.
Whenever I watch a comedy I always hope the makers are not afraid to search for and sometimes cross over boundaries. And whenever that happens I hope they go about it smartly. Four Lions' satirical comedy should perhaps not be labelled as smart, but it sure as hell is street smart. It seems to know and understand its subject really well, making the human connection so often missing in comedies feel palpable and real despite the ludicrous…
"What are we going to blow up, Waj?
The Internet! We will blow up the Internet for brother Faisal!"
Oh gosh... Four Lions is one of the most hilarious/disturbing movies I have ever seen. I never in my life thought I would be watching a buddy comedy about radical terrorists. I wasn't sure about what I was getting myself into upon starting this movie, but by the end I loved the film. It's darkly comedic, and bitingly satirical. It takes a subject like terrorism and somehow makes it humorous and human. It definitely makes you feel guilty for liking the film.
This movie is gut bustingly funny but also very intense with its subject matter. It's funny, yes, but you…
By the middle of the 2000s, it had been established that Islamist terror was the Defining Theme of Our Time, and any novelist, film-maker, playwright, poet or TV dramatist worthy of the title had to tackle it. Most artistic efforts of the time tended to concentrate on the radicalisation process, perhaps because the political classes' efforts to address it were so glib and lacking, perhaps because it offered the most obvious window to explaining terrorism.
Just about all of the works of art about radicalisation went something like this: young Muslim man from Afghanistan or Palestine sees their friends or family killed, goes to radical mosque, comes out convinced that suicide bombing is the only way to redress the balance,…
Once Four Lions gets into a rhythm, it's off the charts hilarious. It's also supposed to be a satire, but I don't think this aspect of the film was as well-done. I'm not really sure what point they were trying to make about terrorists or terrorism in general. There are hints of great commentary and satire, but overall it just comes off as a comedy of errors and a fun adventure with a bunch of lovable dumb-asses. I'd watch this many more times for the one-liners alone.
This is only my second Riz Ahmed film and it certainly won't be my last. He plays Omar, the straight man/head idiot in a group of idiot wannabe terrorists. Whenever he's on screen,…
I completely lost it when a bunch of Jihadist were communicating with each other through an internet puffin party. ‘Four Lions’ is a British black comedy about a group of Islamic friends who plan to suicide bomb an UK target to earn their place in heaven as a martyr. These people are, however, as suitable as Jihadist as a four years old is for university: not. Christopher Morris, who earned himself a BAFTA Film Award for his outstanding debut, hilariously mocks the terror organisation, without attempting to insult the religion; rather, we get to laugh at a bunch of miscasts and the equally mismatching environment in which they plan to realise their plans. The funniness meanders a bit, but at…
30 Countries, 30 Days.
Day 14, Film 14
Time Period: present
Theme: Satire of terrorism
Style of Subtitle: Pretty thin yellow font, typically two lines at a time on screen
Funniest / Oddest Subtitle: James Fuck Bond
What did I learn about the country:
Coincidental relation to last country I watched: Canada's Muslim population increased by 82% in last decade.
I heard there's an American remake planned: Starring Aasif Mandvi, Ahmed Ahmed, Dev Patel, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Armano Iannucci.
Why the hell did I wait so long to watch this?
I knew I would like it, thinking it would be something like methadone to get me through in between the comedy highs of The Thick of It…
Still a big fan of taking the piss out of horrible things. (see also: Dr. Strangelove)
Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge:
Task #24: A Black Comedy!
Funny, tragic, full of heart.
Funny as hell. It completely says how moron they are
The best Jihad comedy I've ever seen...
Back in 2010 Four Lions was probably a really good film sadly with the rise of Isis and the attacks in France and Sydney the humor has vanished and it becomes a bit more cringeworthy. There are still some funny scenes scattered throughout the film and the message Four Lions is trying to say is recognisable, but I can see people watching this and then buy into the propaganda isis is about.
Muslimsti teroriste to nemaji lehke....udelat cernou komedii na ručnikářské samovražedníky by me opravdu nenapadlo, originalni tema
3) Ano byli sme to my, uderili sme tam, kde ste to necekali, odpalili sme mesitu
2)A mame plan?
1)No tu bombu
2)Kde ma vybouchnout?
1)Internet, musime vyhodit do vzduchu internet
2) Je mrtvej, nesl naky vybusniny a zakopl o ovci....
3)Umrel jako mucednik
1)Sel do raje bratre Omare?
3)Jo, narusil jejich obranu
2)A jak to udelal?
3)Vzal sebou jednu ovci, se vsim vsudy, celou ovci
3)Zautocil na zasobu potravin
I think this was an excellent dark comedy. In contrast to In Bruges, which I had difficulty finding any sort of thematic message, Four Lions was able to clearly convey it's message while entertaining viewers. An apt movie to compare Four Lions to would be Dr. Strangelove actually because I feel like this movie does that great of a job conveying its message to the audience the great acting of practically unknown actors (There is a cameo of Benedict Cumberbatch, but this was in 2010 before he became a superstar).
To give a very brief synopsis of this movie, it is about five jihadists living in Britain. Each has a distinct personality, and importantly the main character has depth and…
Just about every person on screen in this movie was a complete idiot. It was funny, but also chilling.
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