Glenn Beck told his radio audience Monday that the soon-to-be-released movie "Lone Survivor" may be the "best war film ever made."
The film is based on the real events described by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10."
The movie isn't scheduled to be released to the general public until Jan. 10, but Beck saw an early screening on Sunday with Luttrell himself.
"If you think the guy's a hero now, wait until you see the movie. Wait until you see the movie," Beck told his audience. "I mean, it's -- it's the best war film I've ever seen."
Beck said he was concerned that Hollywood wouldn't do the story justice, but remarked, "Boy, did they get it right."
"I've read the book. I've talked to Marcus about it ... man to man or, you know, weenie to man and -- until you've seen it, you have no idea what it was like," Beck said, his voice full of emotion. "More importantly, I will tell you that I have more respect for Marcus Luttrell than I did before I went to see the movie."
Beck said he couldn't even look at Luttrell after the movie ended.
"It took me about 20 minutes before I could even speak," Beck added. "I was sitting next to Marcus and I was in a room full of SEALs, and Marcus wasn't there the whole time. He came in towards the end and sat down next to his wife and my wife. I was on the other end and ... I couldn't even talk to him about it last night, hours after the movie."
Instead, Beck simply hugged Luttrell and put a note in his hands that read: "This is the most humble thing I have ever seen a man do for his friends. I'm humbled to know you."
"The best part" about the movie, Beck said, is that it will "immortalize" the story and preserve the memory of those who died, which has been Luttrell's goal from the beginning.
"Here's a man who has spent all of his time doing two things: starting the Lone Survivor Foundation, which helps our returned vets and helps families, and two, (trying to) tell their story and tell it right," Beck said. "Never would I expect Hollywood to be able to get that story right, but they did."
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