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Four Lions Trailer Arrives!
We’re way beyond crows now…

17 March 2010  |  Written by James White  

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We brought you our Damo’s opinion of Chris Morris’ suicide bomber satire Four Lions from Sundance and last week, we debuted the first poster for the film. And now the trailer has arrived online.

Lions tells the story of would-be suicide bombers living in the north of England and their plans to make some sort of grand jihadi gesture. Our wannabe martyrs, Omar (Riz Ahmed), Waj (Kayvan Novak), Barry (Nigel Lindsay), Fessal (Adeel Ahktar) and Hassan (Arsher Ali) aren’t exactly the sharpest tools in the box, figuring out schemes such as strapping bombs to crows. And thinking they can bomb the Internet.

Have a peek at the trailer below and see if you can hear the Daily Mail’s campaign to have the film banned gearing up even now. The film itself is out on May 7 in the UK.


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Funny but how do you top the stupidity of The Jihadist Arsebomber?
Fact IS stranger than fiction. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/28 33157/Bomb-in-anal-cavity-raises-new-airline-concern More

Posted by Concise_Statement at 10:12 on 06 April 2010 | Report This Post

AWESOME...
This movie looks like it will be awesome! even just the trailer has me peeing myself! More

Posted by bigzed80 at 15:46 on 23 March 2010 | Report This Post

just watched the trailer and 'she's got a beard clip' whilst lying in bed with flu,now aching twice as much. "can i have 12 bottles of bleach" PRICELESS More

Posted by DAVID1020 at 13:53 on 23 March 2010 | Report This Post

Oh my god! That looks the funniest thing in years! More

Posted by agent cooper at 18:13 on 22 March 2010 | Report This Post

JOHN FASHANU. JOHN FASHANU. JOHN FASHANU. JOHN FASHANU. JOHN FASHANU.
That's John FaSHAnu : tonight on BBC 2. More

Posted by Concise_Statement at 05:54 on 21 March 2010 | Report This Post

Erm....monkey dust, anyone?
If anybody remembers the cult BBC3 animated series Monkey Dust (2003-2005), they might remember the sketches featuring Omar and his mates, the hapless Brummy jihadists. Sounds a bit familiar to me.... More

Posted by soulfood_9 at 19:27 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Looks Fantastic More

Posted by BrooksyTHX1138 at 01:48 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

TRAILER RUINS ALOT
DO NOT WATCH TRAILER!!! It gives away some real comic gems...and a few key moments! Trust me. The less you see the better it will be. More

Posted by Slysaac at 01:46 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

TRAILER RUINS ALOT
DO NOT WATCH TRAILER!!! It gives away some real comic gems...and a few key moments! Trust me. The less you see the better it will be. More

Posted by Slysaac at 01:46 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Does what it says on the mujahitin!
Saw this last week and while i was told by a reliable source to lower my expectations I was left absoultely speechless by the sheer nerve and consistency of the comedy. Once it starts it never lets up and it's refreshing and satisfying that the Four Lions team really stuck to their guns and made sure that it was a hoot from start to finish. Trust me, this will become a cult classic. With lines like "So you can fuck her but you can't kill her"...you'd be stupid to miss this and I look f More

Posted by Slysaac at 01:43 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: OOOOHHHH, Controversial, and bleedin funny too...
Can't wait!!! More

Posted by Qwerty Norris at 01:16 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

OOOOHHHH, Controversial, and bleedin funny too...
Love that bit at the end, when they all sing along to a pop tune, yet hate the country and culture which created it. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:25 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

THE MECHANIC TRAILER
over at comingsoon.net, looks pretty good to me. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:09 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

Brilliant!!! More

Posted by fxmodel80 at 22:56 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

What i thought would be darkly humorous portrait of terrorists turns out to be a laugh out loud portrait of terroroists. Brilliant More

Posted by Blue Ryan at 21:06 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

Cannot wait
Pray this is a commercial success. More

Posted by jcallan at 20:59 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

This is unacceptable
BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE IT NOW! More

Posted by jameshrave at 19:53 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

Morris you bounder!
Ever talented Chris Morris cut close to and through the bone. They'll be an uproar. But come on, that trailer is funny. More

Posted by Rich Empire at 18:54 on 17 March 2010 | Report This Post

This looks really good More

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