We Can Put a Man On Pandora, But We Can't Build a Website


Tickets went on sale today for this Friday's Avatar sneak preview -- did you get yours? That'd be an impressive feat, as Fox's Avatar website (through which the ticketing is being done) is a slow, buggy monstrosity given to timeouts, broken programming, and pages that don't load. It's not as though it's flooded with ticket requests, as near as I can tell; after thirty minutes of timeouts and reloading, I finally reached a page where I could reserve tickets for an AMC theater in LA and it still had hundreds of seats available. Sadly, my order wasn't successful until I'd spent 500-odd times attempting to enact it. Maybe we could put one o' them CG supercomputers to use here? [Avatar]


  • Furious D says:

    That turkey smell just keeps getting stronger with every report.

  • The Kid says:

    All I get when I click on it is this jumble of code, in both Chrome and Firefox...
    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'String could not be parsed as XML' in /content/avatarmovie.com/html/ticketing/index.php:20 Stack trace: #0 /content/avatarmovie.com/html/ticketing/index.php(20): SimpleXMLElement->__construct('') #1 {main} thrown in /content/avatarmovie.com/html/ticketing/index.php on line 20
    Any help? Anyone?

  • Dimo says:

    Glad I didn't cancel my dentist appointment for this disappointment. Sure, I'll miss the fun on Friday, but...no cavities!

  • The Kid says:

    Finally got it to work. Only two hundred refreshes later.

  • The Kid says:

    Got my confirmation email an hour after I got on the website. Then two hours later I got eighteen more of the same email confirming it.
    Seriously Fox!!!
    Nineteen emails confirming the same exact thing. Really great cutting those thousand people from your digital division a couple months ago.
    I've had those myspace black curtain (or whatever they're called) advance screenings go way easier than this and that's the same exact company.