There is nothing remotely controversial about this movie!
Four Lions review
9th May 2010
I headed out to the movies to see why yet again some people were offended by this movie but Britain has become a nation of people that have nothing better to do than be overly pc and offended over anything it seems. Clearly those that have made these judgements have done so before seeing the movie, so if anyone has to be offended it should be terrorist bombers as they have been portrayed as thoroughly thick and quite pathetic in this movie! This movie was funny sometimes over the top but I didn't find it controversial at all in the way that it would refer to 7/7 bombings etc... (Personally I do not think every bomber is as thick as the characters portrayed in this movie, however Chris Morris did prove a valid point by creating characters that were so laughably hopeless: the utter futility of using violence to solve any problem). There is always a choice how one chooses to tackle a problem and the fact that there are people in this world ignorant and deluded enough to believe that by taking their own lives in the hope of being met by virgins (that's like saying there's a Disneyland in the afterlife!!! How silly, I find it laughable that grown men believe such piffle!!!) they will make any kind of difference. Proof of the pudding is simple and it's called results: if their actions work why do more and more of them kill themselves and others? I applaud Morris for making this point, I think there should be more movie makers out there tackling issues that most people find sensitive, because the reason these jihadists do what they do is through faulty thinking and beliefs, shedding some light on that is always a service to humanity!