History Film / FourLions

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.
29th May '16 7:07:12 AM aawood
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Waj's Chicken Cottage rant, Barry asking Feisal to "show me the voice]]... The wannabe jihadists seem unable to agree on what the point actually is. Even Omar, the guy with the most gumption out of the lot of them, fails to come up with a point whilst telling his son about his plans.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Waj's Chicken Cottage rant, Barry asking Feisal to "show me the voice]]...voice"... The wannabe jihadists seem unable to agree on what the point actually is. Even Omar, the guy with the most gumption out of the lot of them, fails to come up with a point whilst telling his son about his plans.
19th May '16 9:37:23 PM nombretomado
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The debut feature film directed by Creator/ChrisMorris, and written by Morris in collaboration with Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain of ''PeepShow'' fame. It's a comedy of the type where a bunch of ordinary blokes, none of them the very sharpest of minds, take on a task bigger than themselves. Similar to ''Film/TheFullMonty'', in a funny way. Except that they want to be [[BlackComedy Islamist suicide bombers]].

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The debut feature film directed by Creator/ChrisMorris, and written by Morris in collaboration with Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain of ''PeepShow'' ''Series/PeepShow'' fame. It's a comedy of the type where a bunch of ordinary blokes, none of them the very sharpest of minds, take on a task bigger than themselves. Similar to ''Film/TheFullMonty'', in a funny way. Except that they want to be [[BlackComedy Islamist suicide bombers]].
30th Mar '16 3:45:13 AM ChairmanKusem
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* TheFundamentalist: Only two characters are actually fundamentalists. Barry and Ahmed. Although Barry is hypocritical and lies when pointed out. Omar at most is just a really bitter Cultural Muslim. And the rest of the Lions kind of just do what people tell them to do.



* InsaneTrollLogic: Many examples. But Barry, with his blatant hypocrisy, fundamentalism and unwillingness to hold himself accountable for anything provides most of it.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Many examples. But Barry, with his blatant hypocrisy, fundamentalism and unwillingness refusal to hold himself accountable for anything anything, provides most of it.
30th Mar '16 3:20:45 AM ChairmanKusem
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** The jihadists all think of themselves as champions of Islam, when none of them seem to be particularly religious. Hassan admits that he rarely goes to mosque, and Barry outright states that it's a waste of time, since he sees everyone in there as idiots and sellouts. Waj doesn't seem to understand the concept of praying to Mecca. Omar's family is much less conservative than his deeply religious brother, and they laugh off his religious arguments. Even Faisal, the most devout of the group, is only obeying laws that his father tells him to obey (and his father is crazy).

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** The jihadists all think of themselves as champions of Islam, when none of them seem to be particularly religious. Hassan admits that he rarely goes to mosque, and Barry outright states that it's a waste of time, since he sees everyone in there as idiots and sellouts. Waj doesn't seem to understand the concept of praying to Mecca.Mecca . Omar's family is much less conservative than his deeply religious brother, and they laugh off his religious arguments. Even Faisal, the most devout of the group, is only obeying laws that his father tells him to obey (and his father is crazy).



* InsaneTrollLogic:

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* InsaneTrollLogic:InsaneTrollLogic: Many examples. But Barry, with his blatant hypocrisy, fundamentalism and unwillingness to hold himself accountable for anything provides most of it.


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** Omar trying to convince Waj that what his heart is saying is actually Shaitan trying to convince him to do what his brain is confusing him into. Making his heart (metaphorically) his brain. Or something...
19th Nov '15 7:39:46 AM Wercury
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: {{Played with}} bizarrely-Omar is heading a terrorist plot to kill who-knows-how-many innocent people, but he still tries to take the moral high ground over his brother for "locking women in a cupboard." Further, he is ultimately unwilling to trick Waj into going through with the attack once his heart starts having second thoughts (which is three more than his brain).

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: {{Played with}} bizarrely-Omar is heading a terrorist plot to kill who-knows-how-many innocent people, but he still tries to take the moral high ground over his brother for "locking women in a cupboard." Further, he He also, a lot more understandably, reacts like this to Barry's plans to blow up a mosque, and is ultimately unwilling to trick manipulate Waj into going through with the attack once his heart starts blowing himself up when he demonstrated having second thoughts (which is three more than changed his brain).mind.
19th Nov '15 7:30:43 AM Wercury
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* CrapsackWorld: Essentially every character is either an idiot, crazy or both.

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* CrapsackWorld: Essentially every character [[spoiler: The DownerEnding emphasizes this. Omar's ActualPacifist brother gets treated as a terrorist, an innocent hostage is either an idiot, crazy or both.killed by the police and they remain adamant that he wasn't one. Crapsack through incompetence and implied prejudice.]]
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