Film Review: THE DIVINE FURY (South Korea 2019) ***

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An MMA fighter helps an exorcist fight evil.


Joo-hwan Kim

From both South Korea comes a film combining two genres – MMA action and horror exorcism.  The story can be summed up in one line – an MMA figure helps an exorcist fight evil.  Sounds cheesy and the film is cheesy, but that does not mean it is not entertaining.  Given what it is, THE DIVINE FURY delivers action in a gothic (and Asian) setting.

After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu (Seo-joon Park) abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself.  Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until mysterious wounds appear in the palms (some scary special effects here) of his…

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