Dying Star Wars Fan Gets Private Force Awakens Screening - Update

Qizx

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piscian said:
Am I the only one who, in Daniels position, would then immediately go online and ruin it for as many people as possible. Then hire a blimp or sky writer so I could fly around cities yelling spoilers over a megaphone?

Just have "Chewie Dies at the end" written across the skies of chicago.
Yes because a terminally ill child can afford that...

But seriously no you're not the only one, there are always other dicks out there. When I was waiting in line to buy the 6th Harry Potter book someone drove by and shouted the ending. Fortunately I didn't hear it but still, there are always going to be dicks who like spoiling things for others.
 

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Something Amyss said:
I'm just glad it wasn't the Phantom Menace. That would be a horrible way to go.

But seriously, this is a sweet story.
I see what you did there. *thumbs up* Was thinking the same thing. We'll see how many get it. xD
 

Baresark

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Good on them. We should all get the opportunity to have our dying wish, within reason of course. I'm glad they did this for him.
 

Mikeybb

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That's a sad, sweet story.

It won't make the loss any easier to bare, but it's a true kindness all the same and I'm sure it's valued and appreciated.
 

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Something Amyss said:
I'm just glad it wasn't the Phantom Menace. That would be a horrible way to go.

But seriously, this is a sweet story.
Hopefully it didn't end on a massive cliff hanger. That would really suck.

A bittersweet situation to say the least, but I'm glad Disney and J.J. were willing to make this happen.
 

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piscian said:
Am I the only one who, in Daniels position, would then immediately go online and ruin it for as many people as possible. Then hire a blimp or sky writer so I could fly around cities yelling spoilers over a megaphone?

Just have "Chewie Dies at the end" written across the skies of chicago.
I'd do that... but I'd lie.

"Oh, the Emperor survived and turned out to be the empress all along. Han Solo was dead the whole time and can only be seen by the black stormtrooper. The Darth Jar Jar theory turned out to be 100% true and the whole franchise has been a dream being had by a little kid from Modesto California after binge-ing on old space operas"

OT: I remember Disney doing the same with the movie UP so it's always nice when they live up to being the most magical place. And the extra PR is a nice little bonus.
 

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of this young man, so close to my own age. I can imagine in that situation what he could have felt... I was close to death once, thought it was going to really come and I was so sad I couldn't get to see some of the rumblings of games and movies I'd been reading about at the time. I'm lucky, so damn lucky to be here and I am so damn sad that this young man passed away. But there seems to be some beauty, some reason to smile amongst a tragedy such as this. I just imagine he was as at peace as he could be, and was able to experience the movie, however unfinished.

Chester Rabbit said:
Anyone ever seen Fanboys? Because this is straight up the ending to that movie.
I've been thinking this absolutely as soon as I heard he passed. So damn sad and strangely poetic as life imitated art in such a true form...
 

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Something Amyss said:
babinro said:
Who says it wasn't?

People went into that movie with very positive expectations as well. We won't truly know how Force Awakens holds up until we see it and let it sink in for awhile after the hype dies down.

To this day I still look at episode one fondly because of that initial theater experience. I recognize it's a terrible movie now but after walking out of the that first showing my friends and I were pumped. We clung on to the positive aspects of that film and what made it feel like a Star Wars movie which elevated the experience to something that felt GOOD at the time.
I have trouble believing this could be worse than TPM.
Kind of weird how this is one of the very few beloved franchises that we were actually happy to see get taken away from the control of its creator.
 

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Rest in peace, Daniel... And don't you worry up there with the Force because we will all finish what you started by watching The Force Awakens and telling others how the movie was to everyone else...

Other than that, he must of had such a nice dream that night... A dream not long ago in a galaxy more closer than you'll ever imagine...
 

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Is that $100K medical bill for real? I know health care system here is fucked but my goodness.

Although this story ended on a happier note but leaving a wife alone with that amount of medical bill is just horrible.

If I happen to get a cancer, I'll just take a bullet to the head please.
 

Ukomba

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This is getting really really weird, this is EXACTLY like what happened for to Star Trek Into Darkness dying fan Daniel Craft, he died right after his pre-screening.
 

RicoADF

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Is America really that screwed up that you get that sort of bill? I'd ask if he was in a private hospital or something but I know the concept of public vs private is very different over there.