There may be a place for religious acid trips in science fiction, but they can so easily go too far, as evidenced by this bizarre sequence from Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, the movie which was robbed of the "worst sequel" title. First the post-apocalyptic mutants make the ape army hallucinate a flaming, bleeding statue of the Lawgiver, who's sort of the ape Jesus. When that doesn't work, the mutants prepare to set off their holy nuclear missile, a faux religious ceremony that makes Omega Man look like Lilies Of The Field. Praise be to the bomb indeed.


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