Four Lions Reviews
Is it a culture thing? I wasn't sure if the movie was trying to romanticize jihadists, or if it was a parody. I liked the movie, but I'm pretty confused...what were the filmmakers trying to make me feel?
The movie is filled with tonnes of social commentary that only someone with a keen eye would be able to point out.
Despite the initial presentation of the movie that I thought was initially just to make fun of Muslims and Muslim terrorists, the movie later on seems to be neutral-sided; making government officials and the police-force look equally as incompetent and oafish as the five terrorists that are plotting a suicide-bombing.
Being a black comedy, the movie's humor is either a hit or miss for the audience. It's frequent awkward silence and conversations can either leave people laughing in their seats or just chuckling at it's absurd comedic moments.