In this satire, a group of bumbling, fundamentalist suicide-bomber wannabes who couldn’t organize a backyard firework display to save themselves plan to execute a terrorist attack in the heart of London—as long as they don’t accidentally kill themselves first.
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Exceedingly clever, if a bit disjointed, British farce about four bumbling jihadists. It's a brave subject for a comedy, and it really works. Being able to laugh at our fears is a healthy reaction. By making a mockery out of jihadists, the film exposes extremists for the fools they are.
7 - No way this would be made today. To be frank, I'm not sure how it got made 6 years ago, either. A tonally-bizarre (though, mostly, very funny) relic of a bygone era, of both a laxer and less restricted mass media and (surprisingly) of a somewhat less terrifying brand of ideological and religious extremism.
Truth through laughter being my general idea of this film, it collates humor, idiocy, blind faith and sharp vision to present a neat package around a few English blokes who try to plan terrorist actions. It's one of the best films I've seen that tell you to use your own brain and think instead of just mindlessly gobble info from others - and it's extremely funny.
Ok, I have to give Morris the credits for trying to do something unconventional, but it really didn't work out. If you compare it to Lars and the real girl it didn't make it in the green zone of dealing with a sensitive theme with great humor and still not offending anyone. And at the same time strip a social discourse/tabu to it's bones and make it more understandable. Didn't laugh, didn't see any smartness in it.