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Arise! Superior mutants: Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! For years that's been the message of the Texas-based Church of the SubGenius. Either a bona fide...Arise!DocumentaryUnrated Superior mutants: Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! For years that's been the message of the Texas-based Church of the SubGenius. Either a bona fide...1992-02-28
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Arise!

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Rev. Buck Naked; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Superior mutants: Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! For years that’s been the message of the Texas-based Church of the SubGenius. Either a bona fide sect or a colossal hoax (depending on how indulgent your sense of humor is), the church and the gonzo minds behind it spew forth a dense, satirical catechism linking alien visitations, government conspiracies, bland godhead J.R. ”Bob” Dobbs, and lots more. Unfortunately, this self-styled ”instructional video barrage tape” is funnier to think about than to sit through. Mixing scenes from past SubGenius theatrical events with campy found footage, Arise! is an epilepsy-inducing sensory blitz that clobbers viewers well past the point where they’ve gotten the joke. Too bad these smart alecks don’t practice what they preach and ease up a little. C-