‘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

Last Updated: October 20, 2015 @ 7:29 PM

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: