Everyone has their own ways in which they would hate to die. Drowning for some. Buried alive for others. Spontaneous combustion for a small amount of you. But what about the dreaded eye gouging via a pair of thumbs? Where does that rank on the old ‘ways I would hate to die’ meter? Pretty high for me actually. And thanks to 2002’s fantastic zombie apocalypse flick 28 Days Later, it may have been bumped up even higher. So I had to pay homage to the classic ‘thumbs to the eyes’ climax in picture form during this week’s, Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Yes, the one scene that made everyone squirm from 28 Days Later was when Jim (Cillian Murphy) goes on his mansion rampage, and one unlucky bastard gets to feel the force of BOTH of his thumbs. It’s a moment where we actually feel the optic pain in which that bastard gets his peepers caved in by Jim’s super thumbs. Here is where I would say the obvious “Thumbs Up!” pun if I was resorting to that kind of jokery. But anyway, it’s truly a ‘Holy Shit!’ moment, and Jim is rewarded handsomely afterwards with the bad ass/hot Naomie Harris. Thumbs up, Jim!