It’s devastating to watch.
To look at this human’s face and realize how quickly something can snap, and how fragile life is. That this guy, so average in every way aside from his hair and the very troubled and troubling expressions on his face, could cause so much pain to so many… It’s almost too much to comprehend.
What do you think of this first look at Holmes? Do his facial expressions seem those of a man in the middle of a psychotic break? Or does he seem like he may be putting on an act in order to increase the likelihood of an insanity defense?
Ultimately, we need to ask ourselves whether the fascination with Holmes is healthy—is this a study in how to prevent further crimes, or are we making him a celebrity and giving him what he may want, the life and notoriety of The Joker?