We can't help but enjoy watching some performers kick butt. Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson, Gina Carano - they each bring an authenticity, even a meanness, to what they do that puts you in the moment with them. Then there's Keanu Reeves.
Mr. "Matrix" is right at the top of that meat mountain, but with a style all his own. His dancelike precision is almost beautiful as he crushes a windpipe, breaks an elbow or blows someone's brains out.