Glenn Beck on Monday was shocked that actor Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the upcoming movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings,” said the biblical figure he portrays was "likely schizophrenic" and is "one of the most barbaric individuals" he had ever read about in his life.
"Really, Hollywood?" Beck said on his radio program. "This is what you're doing? The latest is that [director] Ridley Scott has said that it wasn't God or Moses that parted the Red Sea. It was an earthquake."
Beck said the only way he'll see the movie now is if the studios give him a screening, similar to the way he saw "Noah."
"There's nobody that wants to like this movie more than me. It looks fantastic. I really want to like this movie," Beck said. "I'll even accept the earthquake thing! ... I don't know how God does miracles. ... But if you treat Moses like a psychopath, the only psychopaths are the ones in Hollywood. What are you doing? Why are you flushing all of this money down the toilet? Why would you do this?"
Beck said it is possible that Bale "wants to be popular in Hollywood," so he played the role well, but now wants to make it clear to his Hollywood friends that he doesn't believe "any of this garbage."
But Beck said he will not pay for the movie to find out, knowing there is a definite possibility that it turns Moses into a schizophrenic psychopath.
"So your hope is you see a screening of it, and it actually is good and then you can recommend it?" Beck's co-host Stu Burguiere asked.
"Yes," Beck said. "But I won't pay for it. I won't put money in these people's pockets."
Beck said that most people in the movie industry "don't connect with God, let alone the story of God and Moses."
"They might be doing their best, but they can't get anywhere in the neighborhood," Beck remarked.
Beck's co-host Pat Gray added: "I'm hard-pressed to think of what he's talking about, with Moses being schizophrenic and violent, the most violent individual he's ever read about? What? He killed one guy, the Egyptian. He killed one guy. What are you talking about, the most violent individual in history?"
Beck and his co-hosts concluded that while the movie's creators do not give Moses credit for parting the Red Sea, they do hold him accountable for the plagues of Egypt.
"I don't think we're going to be seeing the Moses that we recognize, which is so sad," Beck concluded.
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