Anyone bemoaning the lack of mixed martial arts in William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist may very well rejoice at the prospect of director Kim Joo-hwan’s The Divine Fury, a high-concept horror-action hybrid that will answer their prayers. Seemingly determined to combine the sensibilities of Keanu Reeves’ John Wick films and Constantine in an all-kicking, all-punching battle between Good and Evil, grieving MMA champion Yong-hoo (Park Seo-joon) teams up with a world-weary exorcist to rid Seoul of Satan’s demons. But the pairing fails here, in contrast to Kim’s previous film, the excellent Midnight Runners.
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