I thought it only appropriate that the outright promotion of England's
national health care system quickly combined with a celebration of fantasy and
The lamest opening ceremonies ever!!!
Mitt, all by himself, coulda, woulda done much better.If Mitt
fails...again...in becoming the POTUS, he should open an Olympics Rescue
Corporation.Maybe, outsource the public relations...
Gotta go with the reader1234. After the spectacular and culturally appropriate
China Olympics opening and closing, this looked shallow and uninspired.
Promotion of a bunch of celebrities with embarrassing life stories. Guess this
is what you get with the movie industry running the show. I did like the cute
bit with the Queen. She is so quaint I get misty eyed. Listening to Sir
Paul's sickly warble mimicing the inane music from the Barry Manilow era
sent me fleeing to my bed. Sad commentary on a once great empire that this
schlock was the best they could do. Truly World War I and World War II sapped
their gene pool. Liked the fireworks, they just didn't last long enough.
@azreader1Had much dealings with the NHS? Thought not.....Us Brits are rightly proud of the NHS as it has served us very well since its
creation in 1948. What you were seeing is a tribute, as Cameron is trying his
very best to make it into a US health care system. Most of us are horrified by
I was watching from a loud sports restaurant and so didn't hear the NBC
commentary explaining everything. So, the bit with the sick kids in hospitals
without the explanation looks like these nurses are giving these poor kids awful
hallucinogenic drugs which give them horrible nightmares. I liked
the Olympic rings of fire, the James Bond bit and the Chariots of Fire bit.
Thought it was "ok", but Sir Paul's rendition of HEY JUDE was just
sad. And not because he doesn't have the voice he once had.I
still love the guy.It was the choice of songs and the lyrics of the
song....and when, you get it under your skin, then you can make it better?Dang! How about something "good" or upbeat? He had a hundred songs to
choose from, but Hey Jude??? Fail!I also thought it was interesting
that local news stations were commenting in England that Mitt Romney's
comment was exactly right. That the media and many local groups have been
heavily criticizing the committee's poor security preparations. Saying
again, Mitt Romney was exactly right.Amazing what happens when some
of the media let's you see an even and balanced news report.
The opening was pretty much as expected from the Brits, good but not
overwhelming, a little too message driven. It lacked the dazzle and precision
of Beijing. I liked the Queen's entrance and Mr. Bean's bit on the
piano, but even that went too long.But my biggest complaint was the
NBC commentators reading their obligatory explanations of what was going on. Do
they think we are idiots, or do they just want to hear themselves yap? They
wouldn't shut up. Let the program speak for itself.
I must admit I didn't see the whole thing so I hate to criticize. I liked
the lighting of the caldron, the fireworks. Didn't see the nurses, but it
sounded dreadful. Came in in the middle of the texting(?) or whatever that was
and the zombie dance(?). No bagpipes, no Scots, no Irish dancing, not what I
expected, I guess.
very unimpressive is all I can say. Didn't even bother to watch all of it.