Matrix much? The only excuse is better music.
Ok, we have one guy, with dark glases, a tenchcoat, military style boats, sorrounded by POORLY trained soldiers, wow! How is he EVER going to escape? Wait, what's that he's holding? He dices them stylishly with a SAMURAI SWORD?! That's right, not his fists, not an object off the street, no sir, nothing pedestrian or the matrix; we're using a whole new dimension here!
I can tell you listened to the songs and thought, "Damn, I'm thinking up so many awesome things here, he flies around dicing soldiers, and in the end, he dies by breathing the air. Undefined heros/villians never die like that!"
Anyways, interesting little splay into graphics.