Who wants to bet this gets lots of laughs?
From The Telegraph U.K.
Families of 7/7 victims condemn suicide bomber comedy Four Lions
Families of victims killed in the July 7 London terror attacks have condemned a new comedy about would-be suicide bombers.
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Published: 2:38PM BST 06 May 2010
Four Lions was written and directed by Chris Morris, the satirist behind Channel 4’s controversial Brass Eye show. It follows four British Muslims and their incompetent attempts to wage jihad.
The film is released nationwide this week. Graham Foulkes, who lost his 22-year-old son, David, in the 2005 bombings, said the parallels with the real-life attacks on London’s transport system were too great.
“I didn’t see the humour in four people buying ingredients to make a bomb to come to London and kill innocent members of the public travelling on the Underground. I didn’t think that was funny at all,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He has taken a specific attack – four lads from the North all with strong Yorkshire accents, and the bombers were from Yorkshire – travelling down to London. So it’s very specific, very aligned to what happened in 2005. That’s not parodying or being satirical about terrorists, it’s making money out of a specific attack.”
Morris said his film was inspired by real-life tales of incompetent terrorists. “The unfathomable world of extremism seemed to contain elements of farce,” he said.
Arsher Ali, an actor who plays one of the main characters, said: “Terrorism is in the news almost every day, but there are little stories within those things that are inherently comic and inherently human.”