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No Dragon

Well, it wasn't a dragon but it was spectacular nonetheless. Li Ning lit it but you still have to see it.

And now come the fireworks. We saw a rehearsal Sunday night: spectacular.

Long show. Don't give up on it.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 8, 2008; 12:06 PM ET
Categories:  Opening Ceremonies  
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Generally, the opening seems quite disapointed from my perspective.
Not much new creative ideas, the kids show seems more like grabing from Sydney Olymic. The song made people sleepy, especially under such humid temprature. The Peking Opera already drew a lot of critics from lots of Chinese forums.
The director, Zhang Yimou, what he can do is only make use of a vast numbers of participants, and make use of the color. Guess he would receive negative comments in lots of forums in China tomorrow morning.
Anyway, this is the most expensive one while lack of creative ideas. What a waste of those tax payers money!

Posted by: Karl | August 8, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Anonymous | August 8, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

It was a great show and there is no doubt of it. What more can we expect from just a ceremony? It is probably the lack of Stephen Spielberg's idea because of the war in Darfur. The fireworks was brilliant. If we are really willing to just spend more money on fireworks than nuclear bombs, we are living in a safer world. Can Beijing promote peace just like what America does? I am probably doubtful! The best answer of this question can be answered by Taiwan's president and the people in Iraq.

Posted by: Sunny LEE | August 8, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

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