‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Fans Blast Movie Ticket Sites for Presale Crashes

Panic, rage and cheap shots handed out on Twitter to Fandango, MovieTickets, Arclight and more

The Force was not with online movie ticket brokers Monday night, who suffered slow response times or flat-out crashes when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tickets came available for presale.

Advance tickets were expected to hit the web during halftime of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” when a new trailer was to be unveiled. The embargo lifted sooner than expected, and word traveled at light-speed.

The result was a flood of users jamming platforms like Fandango, MovieTickets.com and individual theater websites like Arclight Cinemas.

“NO EXCUSE why sites should be crashing. Not like #StarWarsTheForceAwakens has taken anyone by surprise,” wrote Twitter user @GoodGirlGonGeek.

“Get it together, @Fandango, this is when we need you,” said another tweet  frustrated with the delay.

Many users used visual creativity to represent the crash, like exploding, smoldering spaceships — are a particularly hilarious photo of a “Game of Thrones” castle with a caption likening it to the Fandango homepage.

Some kind souls sent up prayers for the IT departments and the respective companies, while others enjoyed piling on. Read a smattering of the best reactions to the “Star Wars” fail: