I'm personally a huge movie theater goer, about once a week at least. Don't get me wrong, this shooting won't stop me from going to watch the big screen anytime soon...it does however make me stop and think: nothing in this world seems sacred anymore. I've never even given it one thought that I could have died at any time during all those visits to go see a flick. Events like this force a lot of us to remind ourselves that we take a lot for granted in this world, including our lives. It also helps to remind me that, regardless of whatever hardships I'm dealing with now, nothing will hold a candle to those in Aurora right now, or anyone else that has needlessly lost their lives or someone close to them.
As for what the cause of it all was, I think we need to stop and realize that it wasn't the movies that convinced this person to kill. It wasn't our gun laws, or lack of security either. This person was looking to kill, and would have done so regardless of what movie it was, or whether or not security was present, or guns were legal. Once we make up our minds to do something, we do it, am I right? If mankind is anything, we are persistent and dedicated. We dedicate our lives to our success, our failures, our drive or lack thereof. Even a homeless bum living on the streets is considered dedicated, whether they are trying to turn things around and make a better life for themselves, or they wish to continue living in squander. It's truly tragic however when someone decides to dedicate themselves to commit atrocities like James Holmes did.
My thoughts go out to the victims, their friends and family.