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Everything posted by kevzz

  1. Why can't they use the drones live in the stadium? That will be quite cool. Surprised they allow pre-recorded version of the ring.
  2. Geez is there no other song in the world? They always have to truck out this old cliche song at every ceremony like this...... bored of it!
  3. Geez is there no other song in the world? They always have to truck out this old cliche song at every ceremony like this...... bored of it!
  4. So bored of floor projection in ceremonies. Wished they stop using it in Tokyo 2020.
  5. I truly hope they will pick Wong Kar Wai to direct the opening ceremony. It will be such an inspired choice and with him at helm, it really could be the most beautiful and cinematic ceremony, setting a standard and aesthetic never seen before. In his latest movie The Grandmaster you can see how brilliantly he evoked the beauty and drama of winter snow scene. Beijing 2008 is a coming out event for China, a showcase of economic prowess. I believe Beijing 2022 will be a coming of age event for China, a showcase of their cultural prowess now. Waiting with bated breath.
  6. There's such a glint in his eyes that shows confidence and positivity in hosting the Games, just what we need now!
  7. I love the moment when PM Abe mouthed Tokyo energetically before he passed the ball to the chap next to him. The PM really comes off well in this presentation!
  8. Only watch the Tokyo handover part as couldn't be bothered with the rest of the ceremony after such a disappointing opening ceremony. The handover ceremony was great though, the best ever. Looking forward to Tokyo now.
  9. Woke up this morning, straight to BBC iPlayer and scroll to the handover segment. It was brilliant, really love the energy and humour. All very Japanese and the music was great. The best handover ceremony for me ever. I love how Japanese show their sense of humour with Abe as Mario. Definitely looking forward to Tokyo in four years time. They are a passionate country and will expect full stadium, the Japanese will fill the stadium as they will see it as their patriotic duty.
  10. Don't think I can ever forgive Rio for such act of disrespecting the cauldron and the flame. Utter disregard for the tradition and symbol of Olympics.
  11. Exactly. It's such a waste and I wonder how hard can it be to move the cauldron and the sculpture to the athletic stadium? Just very short sighted of the organiser.
  12. Rio 2016 will be forever remembered as the first and only Olympic Games that dismiss the cauldron. Totally unacceptable. I hope IOC learnt their lesson from this and will not accept any other future attempt to not have cauldron in the athletic stadium.
  13. It's all nice and pretty, don't mind having one downtown as long as you have ONE main cauldron in the stadium. Simple.
  14. BEST FINAL MOMENT (Lighting of the Cauldron + Creativity + Fireworks + Music): RIO 2016 I really beg to differ on this one. Rio has the worst cauldron and finale ever. Hands down. And I for one could do away without the fireworks at all.
  15. I'm afraid that's not good enough. It is important for billions of TV audience to see the cauldron than few thousands people downtown. It is the symbol of the Games. The athletics events felt lacking something without the flame. Even though London's cauldron is small at least it is still visible in the stadium. I miss those pre-London giant over the stadium cauldron. Hope Tokyo will bring it back and no more these 'innovative' cauldron ideas.
  16. Minimise what fossil fuel?? The cauldron literally burnt for like 10 mins in the opening ceremony and never be seen again.
  17. Where is the Olympic flame??? I didn't see the cauldron or any flame in the athletic stadium. Is the cauldron only to make one appearance in the opening ceremony? This is such a break from tradition it's unforgivable. One very big #RIOPROBLEMS. Rio is turning into a real farce. Don't even get my started with all the empty seats, made me super crossed.
  18. Rio really go all out with their firework display. I wished they reign it in and spend the money on the performance/ props. Does anyone really care or amazed by firework in this day and age? I certainly don't. Wouldn't miss it if they completely omit firework in the ceremony. Perhaps a little at the end of the cauldron lighting to round up the ceremony a bit. Just feel Rio is wasting a lot of money on the firework display when their budget is so limited.
  19. OK just woke up and rewatched some bits. Here's my uncollected thoughts on last night's ceremony: - The best opening video montage ever, even better than London's eccentric journey through the Thames. The drone footage depicting various sports in different places in Rio is super cool accompanied by bossa nova music. The opening shot of the green sea, waves on the beach and then people running into the sea will be my lasting memory of the ceremony. - The opening segment seems to miss the momentum by not having the countdown right from the start. It didn't have the impact of a proper
  20. Need to sleep over this. For now, this is my least fave OC to date. Feel very chaotic and no standout moments for me. Over dependant on floor projection and a horrible gimmicky cauldron. Probably will like it more after watching the rerun tmr. Good night!
  21. So much promises in the beginning but dips all the way to the end. A lot of it should be in the closing ceremony instead. I think this is the worst most anti climatic cauldron ever. Yes the kinetic sun is interesting but it's just a backdrop. The actual cauldron is just a freaking bowl hung on some ropes. Shocking.
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