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Olympics, London 2012 Opening Ceremony!
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Posted 7/29/12
Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.
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Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
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the part that was tribute to the industrial revolution was one of the highlights... and rowan atkinson ... AKA MR Been Genuis Comic timing

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Posted 7/29/12 , edited 7/29/12
I watched it in its entirety and quite liked it. I never did see the Beijing opening ceremonies, but with a population of well over a billion and a budget of over $100 million USD, its not even a fair comparison. They basically just handed Ang Lee a blank check and told him to go buck wild. London had to be much more clever in their approach.

That and this year's Olympics are being held in one of the the U.K. capital’s poorest areas all the while the country is in a recession. London's opening ceremonies' ratings surpassed Beijing's by the way. Seems money can't buy enthusiasm.
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I was thinking the SAME thing LMAFO!
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Posted 7/30/12 , edited 7/30/12

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Libara wrote:

Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
the majority of the world news seem to think that it was praised for the most part.
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Posted 7/30/12
I loved the torch. I think it was very artistically done, very inspired.
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I'm sorry, but I didn't like it much.


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Posted 7/31/12

Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:

Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
the majority of the world news seem to think that it was praised for the most part.


That's just the news stations. Go on forums or something else and you'll get people telling you what they ACTUALLY thought. I have family and friends in England as well, and they didn't like it either for example.
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Posted 7/31/12

magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:

Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
the majority of the world news seem to think that it was praised for the most part.


That's just the news stations. Go on forums or something else and you'll get people telling you what they ACTUALLY thought. I have family and friends in England as well, and they didn't like it either for example.


Forums don't make up the majority though, and what "something else" are you referring to so I can check for myself?
Posted 8/1/12

Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:

Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
the majority of the world news seem to think that it was praised for the most part.


That's just the news stations. Go on forums or something else and you'll get people telling you what they ACTUALLY thought. I have family and friends in England as well, and they didn't like it either for example.


Forums don't make up the majority though, and what "something else" are you referring to so I can check for myself?


Not forums, but the majority of people in real life. Check on the internet, in different places (school, work...) check with unbiased people from your own country. You'll see for yourself.

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Posted 8/1/12

magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:


Libara wrote:

Best one I have seen. The majority of people I have asked seem to agree.


No wonder, you're British. Majority of people outside your country seem to think lowly of it.
the majority of the world news seem to think that it was praised for the most part.


That's just the news stations. Go on forums or something else and you'll get people telling you what they ACTUALLY thought. I have family and friends in England as well, and they didn't like it either for example.


Forums don't make up the majority though, and what "something else" are you referring to so I can check for myself?


Not forums, but the majority of people in real life. Check on the internet, in different places (school, work...) check with unbiased people from your own country. You'll see for yourself.



I have and the majority actually did enjoy it. I know a lot of people from US/CA/Asia/Europe who agree, I can't speak for the majority of the 1billion people who watched it but neither can you. All I can judge it from is what I have seen, which is a positive reaction to it.
Posted 8/1/12 , edited 8/1/12
'Chinese-Taipei' was a load of bull. I stopped watching when they started using that.
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Posted 8/1/12

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i refused to watch it after i knew miku wouldn't sing there

sounds about right


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lol anyway, yeah I've watched it, it was OK, but completely lost me at the teenage party goer shenanigans

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Interesting juxtaposition with the LOTR movies... It didn't initially cross my mind, but the resemblance is a bit uncanny! The resemblance may not have been intentional, but no doubt the themes were similar (pastoral vs. industrial).

Anyway, I thought it wasn't a bad show at all. Maybe not spectacular, but I enjoyed it well enough. Obviously very British-centric (e.g. with the NHS), but what would you expect? Of course the host country will attemp to showcase itself to the rest of the world. I would have been admittedly amused and even pleased if Hatsune Miku had sang, but knew there was absolutely no way it was going to happen. I do recall the Beijing ceremony being very impressive, but now, 4 years later, that's really all I remember of it-- that it was "impressive" and probably very expensive to produce. In my opinion, it's just as well London didn't go too overboard in spending on this thing.
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