In real life, the closest most guys have gotten to a legitimate fight is the time they bloodied a bully's nose in the third grade or, more likely, had their nose bloodied and went home crying (but keep telling your version of the storywe believe you). One of the great things about movies is that we get to watch people beat the everliving crap out of each other, complete with limbs flying off and heads exploding, but can rest assured that no one's head really exploded. Nestled comfortably in that knowledge, we don't have to feel so sadistic for enjoying watching it so much.
We're only a decade and change into the new millennium, but filmmakers are only upping the stakes when it comes to gratuitous, life-like violence and over-the-top fight gore. So we'd like to tip our hats to the best of this millennium's fight scenes. One-on-one or one-on...88, these cinematic knockouts almost get us pumped up enough to make a stand against that old elementary school bully. Almost.