原文标题：Opening Ceremony 2012: LIVE Updates From The Start Of London Olympics
That was a spectacular show. Well done London! Can't wait to see more!
Wow so far the opening ceremony is awful and boring, worst one I've ever seen. Had to quit watching for a bit, will go back soon to see if it has gotten any better.
Ok, so I'm watching the Opening Ceremony with my daughters..............not really feeling the symbolism of the whole "Isles of Wonder" spectacle................from agrarian to industrial.........so far.........now the history of the wars, etc...............my 17 year old says "Beijing was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better!!!!"
This HAS to get better.................more later................
After strict and powerful Beijing, London made me smile a lot. Awesome blossom was such proud image for humanity. Bravo Britain, it was jolly good and awesome.
Beijing was breathtaking however; London (even though I paid for it with my taxes ha!), was a disappointment by comparison.
Its a shame we had to go right after Beijing, as that's who everyone is - rightly or wrongly - comparing us to.
Seems the overall consensus from the UK was that it was brilliant. Even snarky comedians are praising it.
I find is really telling of a society in how it portrays itself to the world. America and china use the Olympics to show off almost militant order and seriousness. Australia and britain just have a hell of a lot of fun.
I tried very hard to watch the much anticipated opening. It sucks!! My 15
year old said Beijing was much better - she was 11 when she watched it. My 13 year old couch potato son chose to run on the treadmill rather than watch . Nuff said.
This is by far the worse Olympic opening ceremony I've ever see in my life. I can't imagine who put this catastrophe together. There's no reasoning behind any of this stuff and it's just a conglomeration of a lot of history that doesn't even tell a continuity story. It's just plain old "bad". I can't stand it but I'm sticking with it to see if something is going to change and made sense of this madness once and for all.
Very disappointing. Did not live up to the hype. No sophistication, very British.
How can it be "very British" without sophistication?
Why? Why are we revisiting the Industrial Revolution? Smoke stacks and sulfur? Seriously? this is horrible!
This was more a show to celebrate Great Britain!
that's exactly what it was
what else should it be?
it was a celebration of british history, culture and society
exactly, that's what every country should do and does.
So glad I'm not the only one confused, bored and disappointed! Can't wait for the actual events to start tomorrow.
Kevin T Feeney
I was glad to see thee guitarist use an American made PRS guitar.
The headline read Olympics Open with a Spectacular Show..........
The comments here are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more interesting and entertaining than the actual Opening Ceremony!!
Freedom Fighter 2012
Bejing will be the standard of measure for many olympics to come.
Well, they did spend $40 millions on ceremony and $4 billion on security that hard to believe
Opening ceremony - overdone, overwrought and just plain boring,
Horrible. Why London? Not classy or deep. Not over the top. Not multicultural, not not not. Plain, boring, very little meaning or cohesiveness.
I loved it, I guess everyone on here who hated it thinks they could have done better?
Maybe a lot of you should understand British humor and cultural icons and history. China was a facade of immense proportions. They fake all of the special effects. Don't forget the people who died from danderous stunts, hunger and dehydration. The losing athletes were severely punished and sanctioned as well. THAT is failure. Look at all the empty olympic buildings there. It speaks volumes.
I hope those hospital beds aren't a bad omen.