Watch: Official US Trailer for Chris Morris' Comedy 'Four Lions'
by Alex Billington
October 12, 2010
Some of you guys have probably heard about this "terrorist comedy" before, but not everyone has, so I think it's finally time to feature a trailer. Chris Morris' Four Lions is a "whip-smart, laugh-out-loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce." This film proves that while terrorism may be about ideology, it's also about idiots. This is the first film that the Alamo Drafthouse's newly created distribution company is releasing this fall and it looks hilarious. I haven't seen this yet, but it's definitely something I'm going to see once it hits theaters. Even though it may sound a bit odd, I highly suggest watching this trailer!
Watch the official US trailer for Chris Morris' Four Lions:
A story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and plausible) farce.
Four Lions is directed by British first-time feature filmmaker Christopher Morris, of mostly TV work on "Big Train", "Jam" and "Nathan Barley". The screenplay was co-written by Morris, Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, In the Loop) and Sam Bain (Magicians). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Drafthouse Films for US distribution. Four Lions will arrive in limited theaters starting on November 5th.
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
Haha, this looks hilarious! Definately gonna watch that in a theatre.
Patrick on Oct 12, 2010
The explosion was funny as hell as was the "Dancing in the Moonlight" sing-a-long. I'll check out for sure! Hey Alex wat is going on with "Dale and Tucker Vs. Evil?" is it ever coming out!?
Xerxex on Oct 12, 2010
rofl...amazing..... the 1st thing i saw tho reading that title was Chuck Norris. this was almost as epic.
lego on Oct 12, 2010
Definitely looks funny!
MithunOnThe.Net on Oct 12, 2010
Watched this last week (in England) and it's brilliant. 'Rubber dingy rapids, bro!'
thursdaykat on Oct 12, 2010
This looks like pure fun at the theater!!!
Sean on Oct 12, 2010
lol ahhhh man, that looks funny
Nick Sears on Oct 12, 2010
This movie is hilarious, everyone should see it!!!
Krupz on Oct 12, 2010
watch this trailer? wtf watch this movie. it's already out.
deved on Oct 12, 2010
this is literally the funniest film you will ever see, especially if you're muslim, and pakistani
salim on Oct 12, 2010
I watched it, it is an akward comedy about something that shouldn't be funny. The relationship of the man and wife and kid were the best part of the movie.
Chad on Oct 12, 2010
F*ck mini babybels! Fly brother crow!
ChrisUK on Oct 12, 2010
It sure is akward, but it´s still funny as hell for most parts anyways....
Bixxle on Oct 12, 2010
I only laughed at the end with the song. The rest of it was eh, guess I would have to see more to have any interest in it.
Rupert on Oct 12, 2010
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha! I am so there for this movie.
Justin on Oct 13, 2010
Akwarrrrrd......but funny. I just hope real terrorists don't happen to see it. Somehow I don't think they'll find it funny like the rest of us. They kinda strike as a humorless type of people.
arjones on Oct 13, 2010
@arjones - Indeed they are. But thats why they're fundamentalists.....This interview with Chris moriss on the movie is worth the read... "So Morris pushed his satire in a fresh direction and plunged himself into years of detailed research. He sifted through court transcripts, interviewed experts (and idiots) in the field, and came away with a stash of anecdotes that sound at least halfway as hilarious as anything that appears in the finished film. He tells me about the BNP hard man who "accidentally converted himself" after reading the Qur'an; about the fundamentalist who demanded that the world be run under a caliphate, yet freely admitted that he was unable to apply Sharia law in his own home because his wife wouldn't let him." http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/01/chris-morris-four-lions-interview
Nodin on Oct 13, 2010
I laughed a little.... but I honestly feel that's it's a bit too soon considering ish like this happens everyday 🙁
Ellsworth on Oct 13, 2010
I think its funny and hilarious, but I'm not sure how funny the reality of the situation truly is. I agree they are idiots and probably do things we would find hilariously stupid but they want you dead and to kill your family, hmm takes the humor right out.
Richard on Oct 13, 2010
This film is brilliantly funny, but pretty grim when it gets into it. Surprisingly enough it doesn't make light of the seriousness of terror attack... Essential viewing.
Square Shaped Softness on Oct 13, 2010
Ah yes, CHAV jihadists.
Harry The Spammer on Oct 16, 2010
I just watched the "Brother Crow" clip on Jimmy Fallon. I have never laughed so hard in my life!
V.L. Peartree on Nov 8, 2010
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