Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by Minnie_the_Minx, Aug 4, 2008.
I think there have been but I can't be certain - also I don't have the sound up so can't hear any commentary I'm afraid
I can see it now!
Im loving the giant 'Cubis' game in the middle!
Fuck me, there are people in there!
I think with things like this, like any follow-up to The Dark Knight, when your predecessor succeeds so clearly in one way it's simply foolish to try and match it on those terms, so you have to try something different and excel at that. So 2012 may not be as spectacular as this, but hopefully if we put some thought into it, rather than just doing the usual prancing twats and a bit of pyrotechnics, we can do something worthy too.
There's people under that
Yeah! I saw legs!!
My god the scale of this thing is COLOSSAL.
Glad they got their recognition.
hmm, while puppets are normally quite cool, can't help feeling they're struggling to compete with magic flying Olymipc rings and fireworks brighter than the sun...
I was thinking that but then realized this is a ceremony, and i've seen worse ideas so can live with it.
I am just glad they managed to squeeze puppets in next to the massive holograms and that.
I hope this has an interlude. I Want to go and have a wee and make a cup of tea and that.
I wish I had your optimism Cam!
*remembers the Millenium 'Celebrations' and the Dome 'Exhibition'!*
We'll have politicians, commentators and callers to radio stations bitching about costs and what the point of it all is.
They will give the Opening Ceremony production to dull pedestrian media types like Lloyd Webber or more likely to a 'forward thinking' multimedia outfit who think having a few lazers and torches will be enough to 'dazzle' folk.
Go now! Quick!
Its just some singing!
Is this Chinese Opera? It's wierd watching the ceremony without sound
I cant. I will miss something.
Chinese women are so pretty
Like I said, hopefully... but yeah, I certainly wouldn't be surprised if it happens like you suggest.
More fireworks again.
it looks great, and i'm sure it's spectacular if you are in the stadium and that - but it's a bit dull to watch on the telly - i'm off out
I don't want to sound... spoilt, but is anyone else starting to feel "*sigh* oh look, more fireworks..."
Putting them in so many times is starting to undermine their impact a bit.
Small child! This looks like a good toilet break
Well go NOW then , cos it looks like the little girl is going to play piano and/or sing cutely.
Run! Or get someone to hand you a piss bottle.
Great colours there.
I like the little girl. She doesn't care
Anyone think the ancient and futuristic stuff isnt marrying together as smoothly as it might have?
And agreed about the over use of fireworks.
"Right, we've got a bloke and a little girl playing the piano? Ok, that's nice, but how about surrounding them with a spectacular light display?"
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