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I found it underwhelming but we can't have Beijing or London every four years.

Felt a bit like a step back to the past, like the ceremonies from last century.

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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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Just now, micheal_warren said:

Brazil has done a good job on a small budget. I liked the focus on the environment and climate change. Some great music as well. The speeches were too long and the background was distracting. 

The speeches were about the same length as London's. The IOC boss always needs to be reined in.

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Thanks for the chat guys. Hubby walked out in the middle of the athlete's parade t0 get a haircut. Smart move (I remember i actually went to the shops during London's OC athlete's parade - and made it back in plenty of time for the rest). 

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you can tell the budget was smaller. and the "green" theme did ring a little hollow with their toxic water they've not bothered to clean up.
 didn't like the cauldron. i like when the flame shoots up the sides of the stadium. but the beginning was cool and all.

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1 minute ago, Sir Rols said:

Thanks for the chat guys. Hubby walked out in the middle of the athlete's parade it get a haircut. Smart move (I remember i actually went to the shops during London's OC athlete's parade). 

It's really odd having a live chat with people who are in the middle of Saturday ...

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I actually think the creative parts of the ceremony were good, lots of heart and passion and innovation- it is the pacing that let the show down....the speeches, Kip Keino killed the momentum after the wonderful tree rings.... and then the Carnivale came from no- where, then ground to a halt, then started again.... and the flame seemed anti climatic for some reason.

But for the budget, and for the times a job well done.....I refuse to compare it to Beijing, or Doha or Baku that just burned 10s of millions of dollars.

 

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my review of the rio opening ceremony

it started a bit of a mess i still don't get the upside down peace sign symbol and the national anthem could have been a success if the kept it simple and not add thoes children  

but from indigious section up to the end it's a sucess. i loved the immigration section and the favela was beautiful.

the transition for the gliesel to the favela scene was non-existant. it looked unfisinsh (i don't know if most of the media got that feeling)

thank god for projections because i have a feeling that they might do the sliperry spole of 'school play' mode.

in the parade of nation section, i hate the marshall outfit. looks like a pancho that never tried. i like the idea of a short ramp. the placebearer is inventive. the child mascot remind me of 2012 and i think it's a great addition to the OC.

the atlleathes plating seed is a great way to keep them distracted.

the doves were ok. kite have been done in atlanta but still an added element that they have an award with it.

the canival scene should have been after the lighting. it could have been thier paul macathney. but it just look odd

the couldrun was a meh. thier trying to make it  look like panam 2007 but it just went south. 

also the rings took so long to be presented. the peace sign thingy should have been replace with the rings or even the fireworks display of the rings. 

overall, bad start, great middle, luckluster ending.  

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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! 

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