Following 2008's disappointing 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' Keanu Reeves took a break from Hollywood filmmaking. He starred in only three films over the next five years, all of them independent productions, and none of them in the action genre that made him famous. Then in 2013 came the deliriously infectious 'Man of Tai Chi,' which cast Reeves as the villain to Tiger Chen's martial arts hero. Reeves proved that, even at 50 years old, he could still do a fight scene with the best of them, and that his trademark blank delivery was as charming as ever (see: "You owe me a life").
Just one year later, Reeves is back with 'John Wick,' another goofball B-level action movie that's so much fun, you can't help but hope this is the beginning of a new era of action stardom.