Glenn's review of I Am Legend



GLENN: Don't even start with me. You know what it might be? It might be that I'm still not quite awake from seeing "I Am Legend." You know, some might interpret that as I saw "I Am Legend" and it was so exciting I was worn out at the end of the movie. Others may interpret that as, oh, good heavens, I checked my e-mail about 30% of the way into the movie; a little Dan Fogelberg. Did you guys see that movie at all?

STU: I did not. We were actually on our way to the theater to go see it and then wound up bailing on it. I'm dying to see it, though.

GLENN: Smart move. Smart move. No, it is. It's a very -- I mean, it is like -- it is USDA prime rental.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: It looked so good in the previews.

GLENN: I know. No, I went with five guys. I went with five guys. We were on tour. We saw it. I think it was Friday. Friday, Saturday, I don't remember, and we all went together and Adam fell asleep, Joel and Ryan wanted to hang themselves. I checked my e-mail and John Carney looked at me halfway through and went, good God almighty, will it ever end. And we were like, I mean, not kidding, we were only halfway through it.

Will Smith  makes hit after hit..

DJ Jazzy Jeff? Not so much.

STU: It was that bad?

GLENN: It was -- no, it was really well done, really well acted, CGI but you get to the point where you're like, I get it; he's alone in New York; I get it; he's only got the dog as a friend, yes, I know.

I mean, when he's in the bathtub, you know, with the dog giving the dog a bath you're like, I mean, honestly it makes suicide an option. It really does. It makes you say, can you inject yourself with the plague that went around and left you as the only guy? It does.

STU: Well, wait a minute. Like Castaway was Tom Hanks on an island with a volleyball. Yeah, it was a volleyball the whole movie. That was good.

GLENN: Wilson would have won an Oscar. I would have said, oh, the movie's saved; Wilson's here! Watch, some good acting coming from the volleyball here in a second. No, no, it was great and it was well done. Just makes Jane Austin want to kill herself. Does.

STU: That boring?

GLENN: Oh, Kate Winslet would say, too boring for me.

STU: Was it that long? Was it a long movie?

GLENN: It felt really long. I don't know how long it was. It felt like -- it felt honestly that I -- I think I saw it on Friday and I got out and I thought, am I late for Monday's show? I mean, it felt that long.

STU: I'm really excited for that movie, too.

GLENN: Yeah. You'll be praying for Dan Fogelberg.

STU: It is a different -- you get into a different mode when you go to see a movie like that. Like with a bunch of guys. You know what I mean? Because you're --


STU: It's like, you know, a guy's night out. You want the action, you want the explosions.

GLENN: I really could have walked out. Really could have walked out. I was that indifferent on it. But it was really good. I mean, as far as done, it was well done. You could tell it was expensive.

STU: Wait. Would this pass the test of a movie -- because you talk in the book about what movies you're supposed -- that's one of the world's biggest problems you have to solve.

GLENN: No, this is -- you know what? This is -- yeah, get the book, "21 Biggest Interesting problems" and I was on with what's her name, Elizabeth Vargas. You know what it is? You see the way she looks at me through you -- no, looks at you through me. No, you know, she's coming onto me but you think it's coming -- yeah.

STU: The one where you're better than me?

GLENN: That one, that one.

STU: That one.

GLENN: That is the one that I'm thinking. But she was on and she said, you know, you're tackling all these big problems and not so big problems like, you know, what movies to see with your wife. Yes! That's a huge problem. This is one I could have taken my wife to see. She would have gone to see a Will Smith movie. She would have said, okay, that's a great one. Will Smith, man, you're letting man down. Men everywhere are saying, Will, I can get my woman to go see a movie with you in it and then just give me some shooting and stuff, lasers.

STU: That's a good point because if you take -- which is essentially the movie capital and invest it in a movie like this where you actually will say, all right, you need to go to this movie and then it's not good or it's boring.


STU: Then you lose all the rest of the movies.

GLENN: All the rest of them. Because this one I can get her to go to and when it sucks she's like, oh, I don't know. Next time he comes out with a Independence Day 1400 or whatever it is and he comes out with something you want to see and then she goes, "I don't know, that last one we saw with Will Smith was so boring; let's go see a Jane Austin movie. Let's go see..." what is that horrible movie, "Making Jane." What? Is it making Jane a noose? Because if it's making Jane a noose, I'm interested.

STU: That's the point. I mean, you're so depressed, you have to go just to get them to go see it. You go, "Don't you remember Hitch? Remember him and Kevin James, they were dancing funny. It's going to be great." And then you drag them to it and they hate it; you're screwed for months and months.

GLENN: Maybe it's just me. Sarah, see if we can get anybody on the phone that saw the -- I mean, it did huge in the box office. See if anybody saw the Will Smith movie.

STU: Yeah, $70, $80 million, something like that.

GLENN: Which broke the records, right?

STU: Yeah, I think --

GLENN: Number one film, sixth in the past six years. He did -- I mean, look at this guy. I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, Shark Tale, iRobot.

STU: IRobot, I swear they run that movie because it has impressive special effects. So it's always like on HBO or Showtime.

GLENN: You know what, even iRobot is better than this one. IRobot had some interesting things and it was okay. I mean, it was no -- don't get me wrong. It was no, what was it, AI?

STU: That's right, yeah.

GLENN: That was good.

STU: I feel like iRobot is the classic Will Smith plug-and-play vehicle. Just put Will Smith in there and a bunch of computer robots and I was going to say a couple of one-liners when he's about to get hit with, you know, a bat.

GLENN: He didn't have any of the one-liners in this.

STU: No.

GLENN: It was not your typical action. I mean, he was really good in it. He cried a couple of times and you believed him.

STU: He was good in The Pursuit of Happyness, too.

GLENN: I don't think I'm giving anything away. He's the only man left on Earth. So he's crying a lot.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And you're like, "I'm the only one (crying.) No squirrels will be my friend. And you're like, I wish I was the only one left so nobody would have made this movie (crying). Ughh. But he's great in it. And you don't want -- another reason you don't want to take your wife to it, he's all ripped and crap.

STU: Oh, he looks too good?

GLENN: Oh, my...

STU: Damn that Will Smith.

GLENN: Oh, I hate him.

STU: You just wish -- you want women to believe that's impossible.

GLENN: That's CGI. You just say -- before you go in, you're taking your wife. You just go in and say, "Want you to know, Will Smith is fat and stuff. His body is CGI."

STU: Yeah, you don't want to lie. So what you could say is, I heard on the radio that --

GLENN: Here, here. Yeah, if I have any credibility with your wife, say Glenn Beck --

STU: Just say, I heard it on the radio.

GLENN: Well, no, if I have any credibility, I'm willing to lie for you, okay? But if I have no credibility, you heard it from... Oprah. Let me do it two ways. Stu?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm reading right here (in my own handwriting) That Will Smith, it's not even like a body double.

STU: What is it?

GLENN: He's like fat and stuff.

STU: Really? That's because it's impossible for a man to look like that.

GLENN: Now, got it? In case you have no credibility. "So Stedman, I've been looking at you for a while and I haven't been marrying you because a guy can't look like that. I always thought they could but I just read they can't. So what do you say maybe we take a step closer to getting married? I'm not getting married to some unknown reason. I'm, you know, valued, with my values people think I have great -- but I don't believe in marriage and I celebrate when people say, hey, I'm just going to get married until it's not cool to be married anymore. Anyway, that's a whole different subject.

STU: Obama '08.

GLENN: "Obama '08." Anyway, I'm pretty sure I heard it from Oprah. Pretty sure I heard it from Oprah.

STU: Could have been Oprah, could have been --

GLENN: Because it will hack you off, man, yeah.


Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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