Christian Bale, a man who pretends to be other people for a living and made headlines a few years ago when he unleashed a vicious, profanity laced verbal attack a stagehand during the filming of a movie, is now calling Moses ‘schizophrenic’ and one of the most ‘barbaric’ human beings in all of history. Bale is portraying Moses in the Hollywood film ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ - will Glenn see the movie?
"I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale told reporters last month.
Needless to say, the comments have left Glenn concerned about the Biblical accuracy of the movie and the chance it will turn into another 'Noah', a story of faith and God that completely removes faith and God in the film.
"I won't pay for it. I won't go and pay for it," Glenn said.
The only way he plans to see 'Exodus' is if he is offered a free screening and the movie turns out to be good and Bale is just saving face for his Hollywood friends.
"He's taken the $20 million," Glenn said. "But now he wants to save face, he wants to spout his views so he can be popular at all of his parties."
So what's the real issue here? Most of the people making movies in the Hollywood system don't have the passion of someone who truly believes in the Bible, and without that passion the story fails to connect with the audience at an emotional level. The Ten Commandments became a classic because the people involved really believed the story, but films like 'Noah' and 'Exodus' don't have the same passion from the creators.
"You cannot force someone to have that natural affection [to the source material]," Glenn said. "They can write stuff but it won't connect to the heart because they've never connected to the heart. So these guys who are in Hollywood, they don't connect with God let alone the story of God and Moses. They find it ridiculous that anybody does. So they might be doing their best. But they can't get anywhere in the neighborhood."
Watch a trailer for the film below: