Did you like the London Olympics opening ceremony?
I loved it all. The bucolic first part displayed their cultural basis, and then they brought in that magnificent Industrial Revolution section. They really showed just how British culture and innovation affects the world.
ABC carried the games for a long time, perhaps it should change to a rotation. ABC gets the next 2 summer and winter games, then Fox, then NBC. No more multi-year lock ups
I liked it but I think a different carrier should be allowed to provide it in the future. The IOC should look at how it is offered up. Why should the games be censored? Censorship are not a value of the games. NBC-U is not showing the games in their true spirit.
@komms: Socialist because they were taking care of their children with good healthcare.
A little on the boring side, it was really beautiful though.
I'm so disgusted with NBC for not airing the tribute for the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attack. They later said it was because it "wasn't tailored to US audience". I wish they'd catch more crap for doing that.
It was the Dumbest Opening that I have ever seen .
Komms, Cowboys Stadium has been sold out numerous times, including the Super Bowl and all Dallas Cowboys home games, to name a few.
Simply the great event I've seen in a long long time
I was too busy watching the Restoring Love event in Dallas Texas. First time ever the cowboys stadium has been sold out
Willful socialist propaganda
It was kinda boring and lame; especially some of the outfits...
Not sure how you couldn't, it had just about everything you could want - start with history of Britain, climax it with arguably the two largest central characters in British culture today in James Bond & the queen, and top it off with a great performance by one of the other top 5 central characters.
Loved the music - like times - sigh
Lovedxit. Britain's got it going on!
the best part was hey Jude at the end :)
Yup I sure did, I watched it twice
I liked it. They were smart enough to realize that they couldn't match china's boom factor so they went down a different path and decided to extol the greatest parts if their country and show how important Britain has really been. Also for all of you idgi-ing it wasn't very deeply concealed messages
@bturney: oh, no! Did the kids and doctors scene make your blood boil?! Not national healthcare!! Anything but coverage for all!!!!
I only watched it to see jk rowling read out of peter pan and it doesn't seem like the queen is happy much less impressed with anything.
The best part was the industrial revolution and mr. bean
Oh and the Corgis <3
It's hard to top Beijing that was an intimidating display. And besides that London did a great job after all each country has its own ideas and to try and top the one before it in the same manner is pointless ( and impossible) as each country has different things to offer
I think it was stupid Beijing was better
It was so boring I fell asleep!
I thought that most of it was boring and confusing. The actors seemed a little cheesy and I found myself waiting for something to actually happen.
I didn't like it. I only watched until 11:15 ish when the USA came out.
Somewhat Socialistic message... But it was good..
I don't think anyone will ever outdo China's opener.
The U.S. media keeps blabbering about how the queen looked. Hell, she's 86 years old..She is a few months older than my dad and he can't sit still for very long. He has health problems and tires easily. She was probably tired & hurting..
Most Olympic opening ceremonies are boring. The angels on bikes was cool as hell, I SWORE the QUEEN was using a stand in for the helicopter scene (wrong? as usual) I loved the music (did they play Black Sabbath?) I could have done without the U.S. media's ignorant remarks though
I was disappointed but I did like Mr. Bean and the Queen arriving by air lol. The sound system didn't do Sir Paul justice and that healthcare propaganda made me gag. They should have had a vignette of their old folks death panels!
Didn't even watch it.
Very cool indeed!
When I think of England, it's The Queen, James Bond, and oldies rock. They did not disappoint. There's no way they could top China, so it's good they didn't try and just seemed to have fun with it, and it was pretty spectacular. Costas and crew were even more annoying than I expected they'd be.
The best part is the stoning of Willard Mitt.
Socialists trying to push their health care system. All the beds with NHC on them... Gag me
Loved it!! Mr. Bean is the best! still a stunning visual.
It was interesting.
China: amazingly precise performance. U.K.: hectic theatrical smorgasbord.
Haven't seen it but I will. Beijing set the bar pretty high tho.
They were funny and moving and beautiful and just FAB
@fossilman, only if you perceive it that way. Perception is reality.
If you had an open mind, you would've looked past wether I have credibility, and see for yourself what I'm talking about, instead of pointing out what the common ignorant person would point out. Just saying
The best part was mr. Bean. Lmao
@endthefed I think your last sentence destroyed any credibility that your view had...
It consisted of a whole smorgasbord of symbols and rituals involving the illuminati/the new world order.
For example, the mascots represent the all-seeing eye portrayed at the backside of the dollar.
Go ahead, ridicule me. Open-mindedness is the key to a higher state of mind. So boo-yah
Ali's Parkinson's is a direct result of his boxing career.
The children's scene was to honor the author of Peter Pan who pledged all of its royalties to support the children's hospital.
BTW, it was one of the shortest opening productions.
no, didnt watch. not one for waste of time artsy stuff.
I liked the industrial revolution, but the electronic age was a little confusing.