Here's a first look at the upcoming British film that makes fun of home-grown jihadist terrorists. The Four Lions, which I wrote about last month, premiered a few weeks ago at the Sundance Film Festival. Writer-director Chris Morris brilliantly researched Islamist extremism and discovered a lot to laugh at. He's bringing it to us in his comedy. Take a look at the dark, quiet humor in this short clip.
Early reviewers call The Four Lions:
- "an outrageous farce about a quartet of numbskull Islamic terrorists in the north of England,"
- "both laugh-out-loud funny and as serious as a bullet through your artery," and
- "daring and potentially offensive . . . it seems certain to be labeled anti-Islamic and irresponsible."
Only terrorist fronts like CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood fronts like ISNA would call it anti-Islamic, as the movie parodies extremism, and not Islam. But then, to CAIR and ISNA, both are one and the same.
I can't wait to see it!