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Topic # 199153 6-Aug-2016 16:23
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I personally liked that the theme wasn't just the usual 'our country is so great' like the last couple have been, and instead was based around important messages of saving our planet so we can continue enjoying events like the Olympics.


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  Reply # 1605533 6-Aug-2016 16:34
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What I saw of it was good. Would have liked to see it all but had things to do and had to go out for a while as well. Good effort by all though. Well done.




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  Reply # 1605575 6-Aug-2016 18:06
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I enjoyed it. Thought the buildings/favelas set was really well done. Love the current fad of big (rear?) projected floors and walls of the arena. The colours looked spectacular.

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  Reply # 1605581 6-Aug-2016 18:21
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Considering that they only had 10% of the London budget they didn't do too bad.




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  Reply # 1605583 6-Aug-2016 18:23
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I haven't seen it (actually, forgot all about it). It doesn't seem to be on YouTube (official channel hasn't even had any activity today!) and I'm struggling to find what I would've thought would be the top hit on Google. The official site has a big headline titled "relive the opening ceremony in all its glory"... which leads to a blog *about* the ceremony with no way to actually watch it "in all its glory". Fail!

 

Does anyone have a working link?


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  Reply # 1605648 6-Aug-2016 20:58
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I also missed it as Prime decided to re-name the EPG listing and MythTV decided not to record it. I'm seeing this a lot recently with Prime and I'm wondering if this is deliberate to prevent 3rd party PVR units.

 

Also I can't see a repeat of it anywhere on FTA.





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  Reply # 1605663 6-Aug-2016 21:36
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We watched it "Live" (and I use the term very loosely!) on Prime.

 

WAAAYYYYY too many ad-breaks.  At least it did appear that they (Prime) were doing the "pause the live stream" thing during the ad-breaks; which I guess meant that we weren't missing anything.  Just made the ceremony a good 30% to 50% longer than it should have been...

 

To be honest, we gave up watching just after the NZ team entered the stadium - the whole thing was becoming too tedious.


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  Reply # 1605666 6-Aug-2016 21:50
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Enjoyed it, watched it on sky, there are short clips on the sky Olympics app as well.




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  Reply # 1605677 6-Aug-2016 22:22
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jamesrt: To be honest, we gave up watching just after the NZ team entered the stadium - the whole thing was becoming too tedious.

 

 

The fireworks after the flame was spectacular.





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  Reply # 1605679 6-Aug-2016 22:31
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jamesrt: To be honest, we gave up watching just after the NZ team entered the stadium - the whole thing was becoming too tedious.

 

 

The fireworks after the flame was spectacular.

 

 

 

 

I was watching some of the fireworks going into the car park and thinking there maybe an oops soon.





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It was good and some good visual effects, that played tricks on the eyes. However you could see it was on the budget side as it relied heavily on projections, which are relatively low cost to do. It also got a bit boring. It looked like it was made for TV, as I suspect the 3D visual projections would only look good when viewed from one side.   The London one was truly spectacular, as was the previous 2. I would give this one an 8 out of 10 based on it's very small budget. Great fireworks, you can't go wrong with good fireworks.

 

But the bigger worry is the security. The shooting incident are horse event was very bad, considering we are only at day 1. There was also gang shooting last night near the TV one base. There was also a shooting even outside the opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if a more major issue occurs, and I wouldn't be surprised if people or countries do pull out if security doesn't improve. You do have to wonder why they are holding it in such a volatile country.


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  Reply # 1605966 7-Aug-2016 16:46
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But the bigger worry is the security. The shooting incident are horse event was very bad, considering we are only at day 1. There was also gang shooting last night near the TV one base. There was also a shooting even outside the opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if a more major issue occurs, and I wouldn't be surprised if people or countries do pull out if security doesn't improve. You do have to wonder why they are holding it in such a volatile country.

 

 

As opposed to a less volatile country, like maybe the USA? How about a city without crime or slums or gangs, Los Angeles perhaps?

 

I did think the fireworks were pretty.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1605968 7-Aug-2016 16:57
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For the budget they had, they managed to make good use of technology to create a stunning visual display, reminds me of our RWC at Eden Park. and what a stunning way to show the Olympic torch too, 





 

 

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  Reply # 1605976 7-Aug-2016 17:28
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For the budget they had, they managed to make good use of technology to create a stunning visual display, reminds me of our RWC at Eden Park. and what a stunning way to show the Olympic torch too, 



I was really impressed with the flame and sculpture. The low-emission cauldron and that spectacular sculpture are something new and different. Very cool!

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