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Scott Roberts
Four Lions
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:35:58 pm

Dark comedy? Sure, I'll watch it. British dark comedy? More interested... British dark comedy about wanna-be suicide bombers of low intelligence? Count me in!

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Last night I watched this hilarious British comedy Four Lions, and it was very, very funny. It just came out on DVD last week. I used to watch a bunch of British TV shows from the early-to-mid 2000's (Spaced, Black Books, Extras, etc) but the whole British humour thing sort of fell out of favour with me (I added the u's intentionally). I even tried watching that critically acclaimed In the Loop movie, that got nominated for an Academy Award for it's screenplay a year or two ago because it's supposedly so witty, I could not care any less about that movie after I saw it. What a mess. What an unfunny mess.

But Four Lions hits all the correct notes. I would have almost liked it more if they dragged it out as a short 2 season TV series, because the characters were great. I don't want to give anything away, because I thought it was pretty good going into it without knowing anything about it (besides its premise and word of mouth, I hadn't even seen the trailer), so I would strongly recommend it. That is, if you want to watch a comedy about jihadists. There's something wonderful about watching a terrorist run around in a Ninja Turtles costume.

9 out of 10

Here's the trailer if you want to watch it. Now that I've watched it after seeing the movie, I think it gives a few funny surprises away, I'd recommend not watching it if you seriously plan on viewing the full movie some day. But you can do what you want, I'll put it here for your convenience!

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Mark Suszko
Re: Four Lions
on Mar 18, 2011 at 3:40:19 pm

If you liked this, you would probably like the show; "Todd Margaret".


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Scott Roberts
Re: Four Lions
on Mar 21, 2011 at 2:20:44 pm

I've watched all they've done of Todd Margaret so far, I'm a big David Cross fan. I don't like how they've just sort of stopped the season right in the middle, though.


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