History Film / FourLions

31st Mar '17 3:54:58 PM nombretomado
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** At the training camp, Waj and Omar try to use a rocket launcher to destroy a [=UAV=], only for it to fire backwards. [[spoiler: During the very end of the movie, we find out they took out OsamaBinLaden-this was a year before he actually was killed.]]

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** At the training camp, Waj and Omar try to use a rocket launcher to destroy a [=UAV=], only for it to fire backwards. [[spoiler: During the very end of the movie, we find out they took out OsamaBinLaden-this UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden-this was a year before he actually was killed.]]
17th Jan '17 11:41:08 PM Statzkeen
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* PoorCommunicationKills: The negotiator tries to make small talk with Waj and asks Waj if he's an "ass man", meaning does he find butts more arousing than boobs, but Waj misunderstands it as an insult-"Who you calling Ass-Man?" and gets angry, breaking down the negotiations.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: The negotiator tries to make small talk with Waj and asks Waj if he's an "ass man", meaning man" (meaning does he find butts more arousing than boobs, boobs) but Waj misunderstands it as an insult-"Who you calling Ass-Man?" insult, thinking he's being called "Ass-Man", and gets angry, breaking down the negotiations.
1st Jan '17 7:10:26 AM Hjortron18
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* PoliceAreUseless: [[spoiler: They attack and arrest Omar's peace-loving brother in the middle of a meeting with his Muslim friends whilst Omar is stuffing nitroglycerin into a Honey Monster outfit, they shoot an innocent marathon runner dressed as Chewbacca and after a naive negotiator (played by BenedictCumberbatch) completely flubs the Waj hostage situation, they break in and shoot his hostage, meaning that two entirely innocent people were killed directly by police incompetence]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: [[spoiler: They attack and arrest Omar's peace-loving brother in the middle of a meeting with his Muslim friends whilst Omar is stuffing nitroglycerin into a Honey Monster outfit, they shoot an innocent marathon runner dressed as Chewbacca and after a naive negotiator (played by BenedictCumberbatch) Creator/BenedictCumberbatch) completely flubs the Waj hostage situation, they break in and shoot his hostage, meaning that two entirely innocent people were killed directly by police incompetence]]
24th Dec '16 4:17:26 PM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: "It's not a cupboard! It's... it's a small room."



* NoExceptYes: "It's not a cupboard! It's... it's a small room."
22nd Oct '16 11:28:23 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: A nice smattering of various northern accents and a few London ones.
20th Oct '16 1:17:40 AM Aeon1337
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* BaitAndSwitch: In one scene, [[spoiler: it looks like the four would-be terrorists are about to get arrested. They arrest Ahmed instead.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: In one scene, [[spoiler: it looks like the four would-be terrorists are about to get arrested. They The police storm in and arrest Ahmed instead.]]
27th Sep '16 4:15:31 PM Aeon1337
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* BaitAndSwitch: In one scene, [[spoiler: it looks like the four would-be terrorists are about to get arrested. They arrest Ahmed instead.]]
12th Aug '16 4:30:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** In order to convince Feisal to bomb the mosque, Barry (notice a theme, here?) asks if his father has ever eaten a Jaffa orange. When Feisal answers in the affirmative, Barry says "Right, he's buying nukes for {{Israel}}, he's a Jew."

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** In order to convince Feisal to bomb the mosque, Barry (notice a theme, here?) asks if his father has ever eaten a Jaffa orange. When Feisal answers in the affirmative, Barry says "Right, he's buying nukes for {{Israel}}, UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}, he's a Jew."
31st Jul '16 1:08:16 PM SeanMurrayI
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* PoliceAreUseless: Jury is still out on whether they're more or less incompetent than the suicide bombers but [[spoiler: they attack and arrest Omar's peace-loving brother in the middle of a meeting with his Muslim friends whilst Omar is stuffing nitroglycerin into a Honey Monster outfit, they shoot an innocent marathon runner dressed as Chewbacca and after a naive negotiator (played by BenedictCumberbatch) completely flubs the Waj hostage situation, they break in and shoot his hostage, meaning that two entirely innocent people were killed directly by police incompetence]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Jury is still out on whether they're more or less incompetent than the suicide bombers but [[spoiler: they They attack and arrest Omar's peace-loving brother in the middle of a meeting with his Muslim friends whilst Omar is stuffing nitroglycerin into a Honey Monster outfit, they shoot an innocent marathon runner dressed as Chewbacca and after a naive negotiator (played by BenedictCumberbatch) completely flubs the Waj hostage situation, they break in and shoot his hostage, meaning that two entirely innocent people were killed directly by police incompetence]]



** Debatable, but the sequence with the [[spoiler: police shooting the wrong person at the marathon]] reminded some viewers of the controversy over the shooting of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Charles_De_Menezes Jean Charles De Menezes]].

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** Debatable, but the The sequence with the [[spoiler: police shooting the wrong person at the marathon]] reminded some viewers of the controversy over the shooting of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Charles_De_Menezes Jean Charles De Menezes]].
31st Jul '16 1:03:02 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ShowntheirWork: In an interview with NPR Chris Morris stated the film was based on research he'd done after 9/11 that led him to believe many would-be terrorists are completely incompetent. He claimed that the 'bomb the mosque' scene is taken verbatim from an MI5 surveillance transcript.

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* ShowntheirWork: ShownTheirWork: In an interview with NPR Chris Morris stated the film was based on research he'd done after 9/11 that led him to believe many would-be terrorists are completely incompetent. He claimed that the 'bomb the mosque' scene is taken verbatim from an MI5 surveillance transcript.
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