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Ok now I get to watch it all over again!!! I was watching a BBC streaming of it on some obscure website! lol

But so far there were a lot of good segments in that OC, but overall it's a mess of a ceremony! Where are the rings? Where's the logo? Oh dear god it was all over the place!

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I bet when Canada walks out, CBC will cut to commercial.

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Good. Parade time, Time enough to comment now.

Very pleasantly surprised so far. I guess I'll leave more detailed thoughts for the postmortem, but briefly now, very simple but effective. IMO opinion, best use of music in an OC so far - they set the Latin beat just like I hoped they would. The musical numbers have been evocative and flowed oh so well

The FX and stage props - well as I said, simple but effective from the rain forest ribbons to the rising metropolis.

Not necessarily against the global warming segment, but reminded me too much of the UNICEF part from Glasgow. Just spoiled the rhythm a bit of what had gone before. That said - like they've brought back the beats for the parade of nations (which, I've gotta say, seems to be going quite briskly so far - an liking the tricycles and he vibe. One of the best parades for a while - though I'll probably get a bit bored very soon).

Oh wel, await the protocol parts... And the rings! Where are the rings?

 

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I wonder how any robots will be in the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony.

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The guys with the arrows on their costumes are twirling around. Someone is going to get lost!

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Just now, The Tower Bridge Fox said:

So far

The creative segment was much more stylish and pointed then London,
but London's athletes parade was better

I think London's Meadow set was probably the best ever dressing up of an Olympic stadium.

I have a suspicion that there may be a bit more creative segment to come ...

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1 minute ago, Kenadian said:

This has to be the fastest moving parade in history.

 

Yeah, liking that. First parade I've actually enjoyed for a long long while!

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I love Burundi tribal costumes. Nice touch. I don't get why Georgians were whining som much about their folk outfit. I actually liked it

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Thought so far:

- Love the opening drone footage of various sports and places in Rio. Simple, elegant footage accompanied by soothing music. 

- Confusing countdown didnt have the impact of actually opening the ceremony. 

- One of my fave anthem's rendition ever. Quintessential Brazillian vibe. Moving and close to heart with kids and adults draped in flag. 

- Stunning visuals of the rainforest segment with strings. Truly unforgettable aesthetic and this will def be one of the classics in ceremony history. Perfect use of simple prop, lighting and music. This is the only few times where the floor projection effect is really complementing the performance. 

- Arrival segment is economical yet evocative. Quite poignant and visceral portrayal of Africans in chained weighted shoes. 

- Gisele given the walk of her lifetime sashaying down the field. Wished she wore something less formal and uptight.

- Block favela stage is quite interesting especially when they jump all around it. The scale of it in comparison with human is quite something.  

- It starts to lose me with all the dancing and singing segment. 

- Overall there bit too much floor projection for my liking. It casts weird shadows onto the performers. And you can def see this is an economical ceremony compared to the past since Sydney. Showed so much promise in the beginning forest scene but kinda go downhill from there. 

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3 minutes ago, LatinXTC said:

Ok now I get to watch it all over again!!! I was watching a BBC streaming of it on some obscure website! lol

But so far there were a lot of good segments in that OC, but overall it's a mess of a ceremony! Where are the rings? Where's the logo? Oh dear god it was all over the place!

be patient, it will come

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Cape Verde now marching in. Cameroon again with a very nice ethnic outfit. 

Wow, Cambodia, purple a bit too much?

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Channel 7 commentary: One of my favourite capitals in the world Oogoo-doo-goo (Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso).

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Just now, AustralianFan said:

be patient, it will come

The rings and logo are supposed to come DURING the pageantry and before the parade of athletes, not after. It wouldn't have killed the rhythm if they did it appropriately.

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Canada now! :D Good luck everyone!

It feels so weird to spell Qatar with C now ever since that change we did in our dictionary some years ago. 

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This parade of nations is moving at quite a pace! Loving the trikes. 

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