Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Ted Post directs James Franciscus, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans in this sci-fi sequel where the sole survivor of a rescue team searches for Charlton Heston’s Taylor on the future earth ruled by the apes.

Heston look-a-like Franciscus goes through the exact same motions as the original hit. Only the make-up FX is cheaper and the thrill has gone. The final half hour involving psychic cults, nukes, ape stigmata and a subterranean Manhattan nudges this into life eventually. But the quality meter only ever reads average at best.


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