James Holmes, the 24 year old that opened fire at a movie theater in Colorado during THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, killing 12 and injuring many more, has many people asking the big question: why? This head led to much speculation and it began with the movie in question and what the message was.
There are many trying to point to something and say “that’s what did it.” Holmes’ history of playing role playing games has fed into a theory that he was so involved with a fantasy world that he felt he was playing a game and wasn’t himself as he entered the theater. Another thing that is pointed at is his possible dating profile on an adult themed dating site. Pornography isn’t something that is being directly pointed at, but it is being displayed as one of the building blocks of a crazed killer.
Those that knew Holmes were very surprised at this tragedy. They described him as “quiet” but not abnormal, and the question still remains. Why? Why would a person with a bright future throw it away and show no regard for other human beings, especially children? With his quick submission to the police and his admission regarding the explosives in his apartment, the truth should come out. It should be interesting to see what made him enter that theater fully armed and with death on his mind.