Star Wars should have been primed for a nice spoiler on the internet to ruin a whole bunch of nerds’ days. However, since Disney kept it under wraps, most people got to see the ending before hearing about it online.
I say most people because one lucky theater in Los Angeles had some technical difficulties. During the opening night showing, a bunch of people packed into the Arclight Hollywood theater dressed like lunatics awaiting their beloved movie. Then trouble struck when the projector went out.
From The Independent:
While attending a midnight screening, likely in the hope of avoiding any spoilers in the coming days, some fans’ experiences were ruined after a malfunctioning projector skipped a huge segment of the film, revealing the ultimate twist prematurely.
This is extremely funny to me. Just a bunch of people who have been waiting months (years?) for this moment, only to get shat on by technology. And thankfully, people had their phones ready to record the chaos.
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Posted by Erik Melendez on Friday, 18 December 2015
God, that is great. Their whole life is just ruined.
Hate Star Wars the movie, but respect Star Wars the business, which took in a smooth half a bil on opening weekend just on box office sales alone. Somewhere, Disney’s CEO is sitting in his office, feet propped up on his mahogany desk, a cigar in his mouth, and a nice glass of scotch with a giant smile on his face. All thanks to the millions of nerds who fiend on Star Wars..
[via The Independent]