(Original post by jaklargerne)
Not compareable to Beijing because it was totally different. I really liked it, especially the final was excellent. I think you did a very good job not trying to copy Beijing but create something totally different. Greetings from Germany!
Most memorable part for me was the chimneys rising in the industrial revolution bit. Also the Olympic rings getting raised into the air was amazing.
I thought Mr Bean and James Bond with the Queen were both hilarious.
I know it’s been said that many people from other countries might not understand the history, and I admit I did think this when it was happening, but I don’t think you needed to understand the history to appreciate how spectacular it was.
(Original post by allypallywally)
I thought parts of it were amazing, the only thing that slightly annoyed me was that all the actors/comedians/ musicians were all men and I feel as though he could easily found more women, apart from that I really loved it though!
After being incredibly optimistic in the run up, I did think "what on earth is happening" for the first couple of minutes - I guess the back of my mind was expecting the pomp and pageantry we got used to from Beijing!
Though once I dropped that expectation and watched it as it's own show, I absolutely loved it. I personally much prefer it to Beijings (I say personally - art is a very personal thing and no-one has the right to dictate that their subjective opinions on art are fact!). One of the commentators said it was "organised chaos", which I think summed it up perfectly, whereas I thought Beijing was more of a strictly technical show compared to our more informal and unique interpretation.
In fact, although I'm fully aware China has moved on greatly and isn't like this any more, I personally felt undertones of the stereotypical communist displays of regiments of people doing everything perfectly but without "heart" - scared they'll be punished if they put a step wrong.