History YMMV / FourLions

31st May '17 10:15:28 AM TheJayman49
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* HarsherInHindsight:In 2010 before the wave of terrorist attacks in Western Europe the idea of terrorists in Britain being largely incapable of mass casualty attacks had some traction.Nowadays not so much.

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* HarsherInHindsight:In 2010 HarsherInHindsight: In 2010, before the wave of terrorist attacks in Western Europe Europe, the idea of terrorists in Britain being largely incapable of mass casualty attacks had some traction.Nowadays traction. Nowadays, not so much.
23rd May '17 5:17:01 AM ivfl
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* HarsherInHindsight:In 2010 before the wave of terrorist attacks in Western Europe the idea of terrorists being largely incapable of mass casualty attacks had some traction.Nowadays not so much.

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* HarsherInHindsight:In 2010 before the wave of terrorist attacks in Western Europe the idea of terrorists in Britain being largely incapable of mass casualty attacks had some traction.Nowadays not so much.
23rd May '17 5:14:16 AM ivfl
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* HarsherInHindsight:In 2010 before the wave of terrorist attacks in Western Europe the idea of terrorists being largely incapable of mass casualty attacks had some traction.Nowadays not so much.
29th Dec '16 4:19:01 PM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Aside from the [[Creator/BenedictCumberbatch police negotiator mentioned above]], the group's leader Omar would later be known as [[Film/RogueOne Bodhi Rook]].
30th Mar '16 3:28:12 AM ChairmanKusem
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* AssholeVictim: Ahmed is actually harmless and peaceful. [[spoiler: but is taken into custody and blamed for the actions of actual terrorists.]]. But this doesn't change that he's a holier-than-thou bigot whose form of Islam is really not much different than Barry's.
11th Nov '15 4:39:33 PM Quag15
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* MemeticMutation: "Rubber dinghy rapids, bro!"
10th Nov '15 7:45:12 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Epically averted. Although... see IdiotPlot below.
19th May '15 10:37:06 PM KingClark
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* AffablyEvil: All of the main characters except the AxeCrazy Barry.

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* AffablyEvil: All of the main characters except the AxeCrazy Barry.SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The film manages to make Toploader's "Dancing In The Moonlight" a musical highlight.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The film manages to make Toploader's "Dancing In The Moonlight" a musical highlight.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Barry blowing up Hassan when he bottles out and tries to surrender to a police officer who happens upon them. A fairly despicable act in itself, but Omar is especially outraged that Barry took away Hassan's choice to give his own life, and thus the posthumous rewards of his sacrifice.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Barry [[spoiler:Barry blowing up Hassan when he bottles out and tries to surrender to a police officer who happens upon them. A fairly despicable act in itself, but Omar is especially outraged that Barry took away Hassan's choice to give his own life, and thus the posthumous rewards of his sacrifice.]]



* PainfulRhyme: Hassan's lyrics. A sample: "''For my creed/ I di-heed''."

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* PainfulRhyme: Hassan's lyrics. A sample: "''For my creed/ I creed/I di-heed''."
19th May '15 10:30:20 PM KingClark
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Thoroughly deconstructed; writer/Director Chris Morris was intent on removing the terror of Jihadists by making them look as ridiculous as possible. So far no fatwas have been issued.

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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Thoroughly deconstructed; writer/Director writer/director Chris Morris was intent on removing the terror of Jihadists by making them look as ridiculous as possible. So far no fatwas have been issued.



* HilariousInHindsight: The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The film was released in August of 2010, possibly around the same time that the Geronimo operation, which led to the death of OsamaBinLaden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, was being planned.



* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.

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* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.



* TearJerker: Omar pretends to be a doctor so he can deliver a coded message to his wife, a hospital receptionist: [[spoiler: "I've finished my shift, I'm taking my team to the top floor"]]
** Also [[spoiler: when he hears Waj kill himself over the phone after trying to talk him out of it... and then walks into Boots.]]
*** [[spoiler:...and it wasn't even a branch of Boot's, just some cheap little independent pharmacy, making Omar's gesture seem even more tragic and futile]]

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* TearJerker: Omar pretends to be a doctor so he can deliver a coded message to his wife, a hospital receptionist: [[spoiler: "I've [[spoiler:"I've finished my shift, I'm taking my team to the top floor"]]
** Also [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he hears Waj kill himself over the phone after trying to talk him out of it... and then walks into Boots.]]
*** [[spoiler:...and it wasn't even a branch of Boot's, just some cheap little independent pharmacy, making Omar's gesture seem even more tragic and futile]]futile]].


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30th May '14 11:08:38 PM Crackshot
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* OneSceneWonder: BenedictCumberbatch as a particularly inept police negotiator.
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