FOUR LIONS (Chris Morris)
The topics of terrorism, jihad, and the war on terror has been done countless times on film that people have become tired of them; FOUR LIONS however is an exception.
Funny, sharp, and bitingly hits home, Chris Morris's directorial debut centers around four Muslims who come up with a plan to become suicide bombers. The plan does not go smoothly, as their opinions clash with one another.
Along the way, Morris exposes through his satire the shortcomings and pitfalls of radical thinking, as the characters fall prey to their confused belief.
Overtly, Morris expresses his disdain for terrorism. While respecting the beliefs of the characters, he views the whole idea as a joke, with the persons involved as a bunch of buffoons (one character even dresses as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle towards the ending).
While filled with sight gags, unforgettable one-liners, and insanity, FOUR LIONS is also a probing look at a global phenomena that is often misunderstood, herein presented through the misfortunes of its main characters.