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Glenn Beck: Avoid 'Exodus' Film 'Like the Plague That It Is'

By    |   Monday, 15 December 2014 07:00 PM EST

Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck says Hollywood's latest "biblical" epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," is a "very subversive movie for religion" and a "dangerous movie" that "makes absolutely no sense."

Speaking on his television program on TheBlaze, Beck excoriated the movie starring Christian Bale as Moses, saying, "I'm offended. I'm deeply offended, in that you're taking a prophet of the Lord [Moses], one of the most humble men of all time, and you're making him an al-Qaida member."

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The film, which opened last weekend, already has earned back a big chunk of its $140 million budget by being the weekend's biggest-grossing film at $24.5 million, knocking the three-week leader, "Mockingjay: Part 1," into second place with $13.2 million, the New York Daily News reports.

However, the film did not top its biblical predecessor, "Noah" with Russell Crowe, which pulled in $43.7 million during its opening.

Still, the successful opening had Chris Aronson, the film's domestic distribution chief, crowing, "It's a movie for everyone."

Not for Beck, who complained, "There were a couple of things I disagreed with, like Moses doesn't believe in God, and God is an 11-year-old kid, who's more like a Buddhist monk because he's constantly making tea.

"It's weird," he said, and "not in the Bible that I have, but I'm sure it's in some Hollywood Bible."

"And the miracles — they're all explainable, natural occurrences.

"I think this is a very subversive movie for religion. Don't give them any money. Avoid this one literally like the plague that it is."


Director Ridley Scott already had come under fire for using primarily white actors playing Egyptians in the film, but, he told Variety, "I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I'm just not going to get it financed. So, the question doesn't even come up."

Beck said, "We all had Charlton Heston as our Moses icon."

"If Hollywood really is run by Jews, what happened? Did they all take a couple of years off during this? Because they just destroyed Moses."


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Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck says Hollywood's latest "biblical" epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," is a "very subversive movie for religion" and a "dangerous movie" that "makes absolutely no sense."
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