How A Guy Who Looked Like A Crazed Gunman Drove Me Crazy At The New Star Wars Movie
Huffington Post - 4 months
By midnight, on the opening night of Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie, I felt dizzy with adrenaline. My fight-or-flight response had little to do with the sci-fi drama unfolding on screen, and everything to do with the guy sitting next to me.
He looked and seemed to be acting as if he'd been sent from central casting to play a mass shooter, like, say, the gunman who killed a dozen people four years ago and injured many more in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, then the latest Batman sequel.
As I settled into my seat, I first noticed this guy's camouflage pants -- no big deal, since camo is often less about function than fashion, but his side pockets bulged. With what, I could not tell. But that fact, too, I might have dismissed, if not for the odd black satchel he clutched in his lap. He also had earbud-style headphones on, and he wore a bulky black bomber jacket -- another case of military garb as fashion, or...?
While most patrons were easing
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