Escape to the Movies: Four Lions

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Well it sounds awesome :D

A British comedy film about terrorists... I'm instantly thinking Monty Python sketches.

Anyway I'll find time to watch this soon.
 

ChocoFace

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Loved this movie. Loved the review. There's so much love in the air recently
 

Onyx Oblivion

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That clip at the end sold me.

I like a solid comedy, and no material is really off-limits for me.

That said, I might just wait for the DVD, instead of rushing to the theaters.
 

OctalLord

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I agree, Please don't be a musical, Please don't be a musical, Oh please oh please oh please!
 

MovieBob

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Honestly, the crow-bomb told me all I needed to know about this film. Glad to see Russel branching out into real film :p
also; Don't Jinx it Bob!
 

MovieBob

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ok having just watched it yesterday its not a musical, and its not python (which is a very particular kind of spoof comedy which we don;t see so often) what it is though is a funny if occaisonally disjointed movie which handles the issues maturely and whilst the characters do over the top things it all seems scarily believable. definantly worth the watch.
 

Not-here-anymore

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Nov 18, 2009
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How have I not heard of this? I was semi-expecting a review of Let Me In, and then this rolls along? I am intrigued, and shall endeavour to see it.

And yes, the Honey Monster is awesome. As my Sugar Puffs T-shirt suggests.
 

Ashoten

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Those comedians ARE smug Bob. Thats kinda their shtik. At least I always thought the whole thing was a parody of all the serious political commentators like Rush Limba. Which is also funny cause if you listen to Rush enough you become aware that he is purposfuly acting like an bloated gas bag for the sake of his ratings. But please don't take this opinion to seriously cause I don't.
 

Aiddon_v1legacy

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one thing I always find funny is how people think comedians aren't being serious with their material. Like how so many people on the Escapist think Yahtzee's reviews aren't "real" reviews because he's being funny about it
 

CosmicCommander

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I can't believe you reviewed this! I'm dancing like a champ as I type.

Morris's genius is really profound in Four Lions, as in all of his other works. He never shies away from controversy, he just charges in and does the gags. Brass Eye and The Day Today, even Nathan Barley and On the Hour are really intelligent and funny as hell comedy.

Thanks for making my day, Bob.
 

kalt_13

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Sep 14, 2008
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Heard about this movie ages ago, I thought i had missed it.

HankMan said:
Honestly, the crow-bomb told me all I needed to know about this film.
yeah same here
 

MovieBob

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I've had this on DVD for a little while now being terribly British (was released in september i think) and all i have to say is go and see it. It's a perfect antidote to an issue especially america has very little grasp on the reality of, it's both hilerious and an insight into just how absurd the reaction and perception of terrorism is.

Also crow-bomb.
 

AfterAscon

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I remember when this was on at the cinema. I always wanted to go and see it, but never got around to it. The same thing happened when it came out of DVD. I'm sure one day I'll see it in a shop and finally get around to buying it.

On the topic of the movie, the most surprising thing I recall is that, in the UK, I don't think I ever heard anyone really complain about the subject matter.


Tell 'em about the Honey, Mummy.
 

Proverbial Jon

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Sounds like an intriguing film, certainly got two things going for it that would interest me: 1. it's British, which since I live in England is always a good thing. 2. Its not afraid to explore an otherwise taboo subject.

Also: I had no idea that America didn't have the Honey Monster... You guys have been missing out!
 

stueymon

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It's an absolutely brilliant film, it's been out on DVD here in the UK for a while but I dont own it. Why? well, once you see the film you'll understand.

The thing is about these 5 muslim lads is that they are genuinely likeable and the third act is pretty depressing on a few levels, but with a smile too.

I saw it a good couple of months ago, I think i'm about ready to see it again.

Also, try and check out the Brass eye stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NesjvRihbEg