There’s something that happens to me when Glenn Beck speaks. Suddenly, without any warning, whatever comes out of his mouth, I automatically want to disagree with it, even if it’s something I wholeheartedly believe.
Case in point: After many years of fans saying it first, Glenn Beck decided to jump on the George Lucas bandwagon and bash him for milking the STAR WARS franchise for every penny it’s worth.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â On his show, Beck commented on the re-release of STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE in 3D in a way only he can:
“Here’s an idea, why don’t the people at your little ranch, why don’t they use all the CGI to make you (Lucas) go away. You’re wrecking good movies…I don’t know how he does it. You can take somebody like Natalie Portman and all of a sudden she’s awful on screen? Awful!”
But it didn’t stop there…Beck went on to completely destroy Jake Lloyd, the child actor chosen as a young Anakin Skywalker:
“[Lucas] could have gotten any kid – any kid – Jesus. Jesus could have been teaching at the temple, on the stairs, and they could have said, ‘Hang on, we’ve been looking for you because George Lucas wants you to play Anakin Skywalker,’ and Jesus would have said yes to that. Who does he get? He gets the worst actor on the planet. This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life.”
And then, there was the commentary on Lucas’ new movie, RED TAILS:
“I would like him at least tried for movie crimes. I’m not going for the death penalty, but you could talk me into it. I saw ‘Red Tails,’ which is one of the best stories, and I think all of the Tuskegee Airmen should come back and just riddle his compound.